Balekai snacks or raw banana snacks recipe explained with step by step pictures and a video. This balekai snacks prepared using raw banana, onion and few other spices. Balekai snacks or raw banana snacks is very healthy and tasty. You can serve this balekai balls as a tea time snacks or as a side dish.
This is a healthy alternate to deep fried snacks. I love paddu pan or appe pan for health benefits and the simplicity of cooking. I have posted few recipes on this website, which makes use of this pan. They are southekai paddu, normal paddu, sabsige soppu paddu or dill leaves appe and sweet banana paddu recipes.
I learnt this recipe from my Mother. She deep fries this, but I gave a healthy twist by preparing this in the paddu pan or appe pan. I generally try to avoid deep frying stuffs..and sabakki paddu, veg lollipop in paddu pan and curd vada in paddu pan are the results.
To prepare paddu or guliyappa or paniyaram or appe, a different type of pan with pits is used. I have used very minimum oil in this recipe..but if you wish you can add more oil to make it more tasty. Or you can even deep fry these balls for better result.
I have marked curd as an optional ingredient in this recipe..however if you want follow deep frying method, then don't miss the curd. Curd will do the binding job.
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I have made a video on this recipe with Kannada narration, which I have embedded it below. Kindly have a look.
Preparation time: 5 min
Cooking time: 40 min
Serves: 12 no
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