How to make Karkaria - Delicately puffed banana fritters laden with raisins.

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Main Ingredients : Banana (केला), Sugar (चीनी)

Cuisine : parsi

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Originally, the Parsis were meat eaters, who prepared a lot of rich and heavy dishes. However, over the years they blended their culinary skills with those of the regional people thus giving rise to a blend of Persian and Indian cuisine. Today Parsi food is a delicious blend of western influences, a Gujarat love for sweet and sour mixtures and the Persian genius for combining meat with dried fruits such as apricots. After coming to Gujarat, they adopted a lot of Gujarati food and became pulse and cereal eaters. As they shifted towards Maharashtra, they adapted the Maharashtrian dishes.
Parsis prefer non-vegetarian dishes mainly consisting of fish, meat and chicken though they also have a large repertoire of vegetarian preparations.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Karkaria Recipe

  • Banana 3

  • Sugar 1 cup

  • Vanilla essence 1/2 teaspoon

  • Green cardamom powder a small pinch

  • Nutmeg powder a small pinch

  • Eggs 2

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 3/4 cups

  • Whole wheat flour (atta) 3/4 cups

  • Raisins wash and pat dry 15-20

  • Ghee to deep fry


Step 1

Mash bananas. Add sugar, vanilla essence and cardamom-nutmeg powder. Beat in the eggs one by one and whisk the mixture well.