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Banana Puri (Kela Ke Puri)

By: eKnazar
Region: Indian
Dish:Vegetarian - Breakfast/Tiffins/Snacks
Servings: 40


1/2 cup ripe mashed banana (about 8” long banana)
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon melted ghee or butter
1/8 teaspoon crushed cardamom powder
Pinch of salt
3 tablespoons coarsely ground almonds about 18 almonds
Approx ¾ cup whole-wheat flour
Approx ¾ cup all purpose flour
Oil to fry


Peel and mash the banana, add the sugar, almond, butter, salt and cardamom mix it well.
Add whole-wheat flour and all-purpose flour to the banana mix and make a firm and smooth dough. Keep it aside for about 2 hours.
Grease the fingers and knead the dough for a minute and divide in four equal parts.
Roll them into 8” diameter and cut them in about 2” diameter, using a cookie cutter.
Heat the oil in a frying pan on medium heat. To check the heat if oil is ready put one piece of dough in oil, dough should sizzle and come up slowly.
Fry the puries few at a time don’t over crowd the frying pan. Puries will puff and fry them till they are dark brown from all around. It will take about 2 minutes to fry every batch.
Take them out over paper towel so it can absorb the extra oil.
Puries are ready.


Banana Puries are delicious fried Indian puffed bread. Puries have richness of banana flavor enhanced with cardamom. Banana Puries are good for festive occasions and holidays. These can be served for breakfast or as a snack. Puries are especially good for picnic or to take for travel.

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