Pisang goreng or goreng pisang? Which one is true? Hmmm…the words are interchangeable. Some Malaysians called it goreng pisang and some called it pisang goreng. Whichever it is, the snack is a very popular one anytime, anywhere. For me, I would eat it either during breakfast or tea time.
In English, you may call it banana fritters. Normally, you fry it in deep oil. Yeahh..another one of oily delicacies but it tastes yummy. ^^.
Pisang goreng (fried banana in Malay/Indonesian) is a snack food mostly found throughout Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore. In Singapore and some parts of Malaysia it is known as “goreng pisang” (banana fritter). It is consumed as a snack in the morning and afternoon due to its warm nature in serving.In Indonesia, pisang goreng is often sold by street vendors, although some sellers have a storefront from which to sell their wares. Pisang Goreng Pontianak are widely popular in Indonesia and exclusively sold in certain retail outlets. (Source: Wikipedia)
Pisang Goreng (Fried Banana Fritters) Recipe
(Recipe adapted from Amy Beh’s cookbook)
1/2 cup self-raising flour
1/4 cup corn flour
1 tbsp rice flour
Pinch of salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1½ tbsp oil
5-6 bananas, halved
Oil for deep-frying
- Combine the various flours, salt and baking powder in a mixing bowl. Pour in water and combine into a batter. Add in oil to mix.
- Coat banana halves in batter and deep-fry in hot oil for three to four minutes or until crispy and golden brown.
- Remove and drain on paper towels.
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Nutritional facts about Bananas
- Bananas are a good source of vitamin C, potassium and dietary fiber. One banana has 15% of the vitamin C, 11% of the potassium, and 16% of the dietary fiber needed each day for good health.
- Bananas also contain a rich supply of vitamin B6, providing 20% of the Recommended Daily Allowance of B6. Vitamin B6 is significant in the synthesis of antibodies in the immune system.
- It also helps in protein metabolism, red blood cell formation and functioning of the central nervous system.
- The vitamin C in bananas helps your body to heal and defend against infections. Vitamin C also is valuable in the absorption of iron, synthesis of connective tissue, and blood formation.
- The good source of potassium from bananas is helpful for your body to maintain the fluid balance in blood and tissue cells. Potassium is also an essential mineral for protein synthesis and the building of muscle because it stimulates nerve impulses for muscle contraction.
- Research suggests that a diet high in potassium may reduce the risk of hypertension and stroke.