Cekodok Pisang {Banana Fritters}

by Kiran on November 22, 2013 · 48 comments

in Desserts, Malaysia, Street food

I have gained a few pounds since visiting my parents. And I’m OK with that. Can’t complain when I’m so well fed and spoiled by mom’s cooking. Not to forget the irresistible street foods here in Malaysia.

It’s all well until I return to normalcy, and onto a treadmill. Till then, I’ll continue to ignore and enjoy it all 😉

Cekodok Pisang {Banana Fritters} | KiranTarun.com

We’ve landed in Bangalore today and I’m just giddy with excitement at the thought of more eating adventures coming our way. Who am I to complain? While there’s so many local delicacies that I can’t wait to gobble, I’m already missing one of my many favorite snacks from Malaysia.

Cekodok Pisang {Banana Fritters} | KiranTarun.com

Banana fritters are synonymous to Malaysian’s palate as one of the epitome of evening tea accompaniment. For me, its the crispy exterior with soft and sweet interior that makes it all more worthy to devour a deep-fried treat.

Don’t believe it? Make it yourself and prove me wrong 😉

Cekodok Pisang {Banana Fritters} | KiranTarun.com

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Makes about 20 fritters


  • oil for deep frying
  • 4 medium ripe bananas, mashed
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 salt
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cardamom


  1. Heat cooking oil on medium high in a deep saucepan.
  2. Add all ingredients in a huge bowl. Stir/mash to combine. Set aside while oil heats.
  3. Line baking sheet with paper towels.
  4. Using a small ice cream scoop, add a few dollops of banana fritters batter into hot oil. Fry until browned on all sides.
  5. Remove fritters from oil and set it over paper towels to drain excess oil.
  6. Best enjoyed while hot and crisp!


Cekodok Pisang {Banana Fritters} | KiranTarun.com

Off to pamper our sweet niece and nephew. Its the best time of the year!

If you had to pick, which ONE location would be an ultimate foodie adventure? For me, its a tie between Malaysia and India. Don’t force me to choose 😉


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1 Glamorous Glutton November 22, 2013 at 2:24 PM

These look great, I bet the cinnamon and cardamom make them really aromatic as well as being crispy and sweet. GG
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2 Julia | JuliasAlbum.com November 22, 2013 at 2:45 PM

I love fried bananas! This is a dessert of my dreams! 🙂 Heck with those couple of pounds, let’s make some deep fried banana fritters! 🙂 You’re so funny!
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3 Ash-foodfashionparty November 22, 2013 at 3:10 PM

Bangalore…YAYAY. Enjoy girl, nothing is more fun than being with family, pampering and getting pampered.
This looks so good, remember something like mum used to make. Love it.


4 Nami | Just One Cookbook November 22, 2013 at 5:11 PM

First of all, welcome back! I love banana fritters! And cardamom is my favorite too. Chai and banana fritters sound so good for this tea time… 🙂
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5 Denise Browning@From Brazil To You November 22, 2013 at 5:22 PM

Banana is one of my favorite fruits…These banana fritters look fantastic, Kiran!
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6 Rosa November 22, 2013 at 7:10 PM

Have a wonderful time in Bangalore! Those fritters look irresistible. That first shot is awesome.




7 Crystal November 22, 2013 at 7:19 PM

Oh forget the treadmill! I can imagine these banana fritters warm with a side of coconut gelato. Hmmm, sounds so delicious!
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8 Coffee and Crumpets November 22, 2013 at 10:20 PM

Seems like you’re having a great adventure Kiran! Sounds so much fun. I will not argue about how delicious these are….banana fritters are pretty awesome. Enjoy the adventure!
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9 Amrita @ Asian SlowCooking November 23, 2013 at 1:50 AM

These look amazing. I am happy for you, time with family is precious.
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10 Tandy | Lavender and Lime November 23, 2013 at 4:31 AM

Love the addition of cardamom in this recipe. I would choose Italy 🙂
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11 Consuelo @ Honey & Figs November 23, 2013 at 4:59 AM

I’d never seen snacks like these, but oh, they look fabulous! Enjoy your stay there, Kiran! And have a nice weekend 😀
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12 Kelly November 23, 2013 at 7:40 AM

Love fried bananas and your fritters look incredible Kiran! The cinnamon and cardamon sound wonderful in here. Have a great time in Bangalore and enjoy away my friend 🙂
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13 Angie@Angie's Recipes November 23, 2013 at 2:33 PM

They look so delicious! I can easily finish the whole batch.
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14 Laura (Tutti Dolci) November 23, 2013 at 2:45 PM

Irresistible fritters! When I was in China, I had banana fritters served with sweetened condensed milk – such a treat!
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15 Lizzy (Good Things) November 23, 2013 at 3:01 PM

What a lovely post, Kiran. Enjoy the pampering from your beloved mom… I’d give anything to be able enjoy one of my mother’s beautiful Hungarian cakes (or even her potato salad) again… miss her and my father so much. Your fritters sound quite exquisite! Foodie destination? Well, a moment in my mother’s kitchen… but given that that won’t be possible, Vietnam. : )
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16 Rika November 24, 2013 at 12:15 AM

Have a lovely time in Bangalore – I would love to visit it one day! Same here, Kiran, gained a few pounds after we came back from our travels – imagine grabbing all your favorite microwavable vegan meals, vegan cheese/meat, and of course eating out at your favorite local places! Right now we are focusing on making whole foods meals, without relying on processed, vegan cheese/meat alternatives or prepared packets/products. Fried banana fritters – what?! Love that idea! I would choose Thailand for the ultimate foodie adventure, there’s just so much going on – the spices, the flavors, vegan-friendly, etc.


17 Choc Chip Uru November 24, 2013 at 5:09 AM

These fritters look crispy and delicious with a wonderful sweetness – need them in my life 😀

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18 Lail | With A Spin November 24, 2013 at 5:45 AM

Enjoy your time, Kiran. As for the banana fritters, I know how good these are as we make the same fritters in Bangladesh and call it “kolar pitha”. You’ve captured the fritters wonderfully.
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19 Mallika November 24, 2013 at 7:30 AM

Gosh! Those fritters look so delicious! And welcome to namma Bengalooru! Wish u a lovely stay here. 🙂
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20 Sissi November 24, 2013 at 12:17 PM

Beautiful presentation! Enjoy the precious time with your family and delightful moments while you can. Never mind the weight 😉
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21 Marta @ What Should I eat for breakfast today November 24, 2013 at 3:43 PM

Oh yes! I like it so much. It reminds me of my travel in Asia.


22 Shefali November 24, 2013 at 7:26 PM

Who cares about pounds when mom is cooking right? It happens to me every time I visit Mumbai. And there is all the amazing street food in India..it’s hard to resist. The fritters look yummy.
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23 John@Kitchen Riffs November 24, 2013 at 7:43 PM

These look terrific! I’ve had banana fritters before, but it’s been years (decades!). Yours look much better than the ones I remember having. Good stuff – thanks.
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24 Ashley November 24, 2013 at 8:13 PM

These fritters sound delicious! And calories don’t count while on vacation or doing something special, right?? It’s totally a time to just enjoy every second : )
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25 Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl November 24, 2013 at 9:44 PM

As a extreme banana lover I have got to try these fritters! Goodness!
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26 rebecca November 24, 2013 at 11:00 PM

have fun back home these look great and fun to serve in banana leaves
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27 Amy Tong November 25, 2013 at 4:03 AM

OH my….these banana fritters looks awesome and I think I would be happily gaining some weights eating them too…well, or gaining weight from Mom’s home cooking. 🙂 I think my food adventure country would be Japan. Always love their food and wide varieties.
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28 Kankana November 25, 2013 at 5:56 PM

My mom makes a very similar fritter with bananas and it’s a hot favorite at home. I never tried making it at home, but should ask Mom soon!
You enjoy your trip. I always gain weight when I visit India. So much food, how can one resist!


29 sippitysup November 25, 2013 at 6:45 PM

Fritters in any form (but especially with a mother’s love) are perfect. GREG
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30 Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies November 25, 2013 at 8:47 PM

I’m a little scared of deep-frying it, but I think I can overcome that for these. 😀
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31 Lisa H. November 25, 2013 at 9:21 PM

oh yummm… cekodok 😀
just had it last weekend.
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32 sowmya November 25, 2013 at 11:56 PM

These fritters looks delicious! I had similar ones in india long back, never tried them at home. Thanks for the recipe 🙂
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33 Raymund November 26, 2013 at 1:19 AM

Ohhh that’s the name those. I used to snack a lot of those back in Malaysia.
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34 Jay November 26, 2013 at 2:06 AM
35 Milana - the Jottings November 26, 2013 at 3:37 AM

My boyfriend’s mom makes something very similar to this! Very tasty!
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36 Amy @ Elephant Eats November 26, 2013 at 10:54 AM

Oh my gosh, these look so good! I love fried bananas. So jealous of all the yummy food you’re eating over there!!


37 Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health November 26, 2013 at 11:11 AM

have a great time dear 🙂
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38 Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com November 26, 2013 at 2:19 PM

These banana fritters sound amazing! Only thing more amazing would be if they magically appeared in front of me NOW!
Safe and fun travels dear – cannot wait to hear about your culinary adventures in Bannglore
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39 Gayathri November 26, 2013 at 4:34 PM

love banana fritter…looks super delicious and tempting..enjoy your time…kiran
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40 Yasmeen | Wandering Spice November 27, 2013 at 12:49 AM

I came back from visiting my parents with a few extra pounds too – totally worth it, though 🙂

I spotted these fritters in your instagram feed and had to stop by to say they are BEAUTIFUL and I would happily devour a few more pounds worth!
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41 Alice November 27, 2013 at 6:59 AM

Lol, holidays were made for carb loving, as are parents who can cook! My family still have their restaurant after all these years and it’s truly a pleasure to go home & be spoilt. Enjoy it!!!
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42 jehanne@thecookingdoctor November 27, 2013 at 9:23 AM

this is one of the tea time fav..why do i not make it more often! Hope u enjoy Bangalore, and share with us photos 🙂
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43 laurasmess November 28, 2013 at 12:47 AM

Haha, I definitely agree that a little bit of extra weight is tolerable on holidays! Just think, you won’t have to regret not treating yourself to all of those Malaysian delights afterwards 🙂 LOVE the look of these banana fritters. So gorgeously crisp and golden. I’ve never made them for myself, I think I need to change that! Gorgeous food styling as always Kiran. Love that first shot, I would put it on my wall xx
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44 Atika December 8, 2013 at 8:58 AM

I love banana fritters with cinnamon powder and sesame seeds, next time I must try to add cardamom powder.
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45 Sophie33 December 12, 2013 at 3:37 PM

Welcome back, Kiran!!!! Xxx
I made your tasty banana fritters & loved them so much. They were delicious, duster with some icing sugar,…a real treat.
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46 Kari@Loaves n Dishes December 13, 2013 at 4:56 PM

These fritters looks so delicious, and naugty…and I want to dip them into whipped cream which would make them even naughtier! Hope you have a really great trip and enjoy your family!
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47 Asmita January 8, 2014 at 10:00 AM

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48 Dipti Joshi January 21, 2014 at 1:36 AM

Wow! Our neighbor aunty used to give us these when we were small. I just love their flavor.
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