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Traditional Indian Banana Bollas

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Gulgulas / Goolgoolas / Traditional Indian Fritters Banana Bollas and it’s similar to an Indian version of fried doughnuts. Bollas are yeast-free round balls, similar to doughnut holes that are deep-fried

Traditional Indian Banana Bollas
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an image of a round banana fried fritter / bolla and dipped syrup and then covered in coconut

Traditional Indian Banana Bollas

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  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 30 balls depending on size 1x
  • Category: Indian Recipes
  • Method: Moderate
  • Cuisine: Indian


Banana bollas are a popular Indian snack made with ripe bananas and gram flour. They are a type of fritter that is lightly spiced and fried in oil. They are usually served as an accompaniment to lunch or dinner and are a portion of popular street food in India. The banana bollas are sweet, crunchy, and deliciously fragrant. They are a great way to enjoy the flavor of ripe bananas in a unique way.


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  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 stick of cinnamon


  1. Mix the egg and sugar together.
  2. Add mashed banana and then the dry ingredients.
  3. Lastly add milk and mix well.
  4. Deep fry in oil.


  • Boil the syrup ingredients until you have a syrup.

This is only half a recipe, but feel free to double up.

When you use buttermilk and cake flour you may wish to add a little more flour to the batter. You will be pleasantly surprised by the wonderful flavor. Yes, it’s different from the original flavor but a great change.


  • Serving Size: 2 bollas
  • Calories: 49
  • Sugar: 6.7 g
  • Sodium: 60.8 mg
  • Fat: 0.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.3 g
  • Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 0.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 7.1 mg
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Traditional Indian Banana Bollas

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6 thoughts on “Traditional Indian Banana Bollas”

  1. Oh, I am saving this Esme, I am always looking for ideas to use up buttermilk around here. Sometimes I just cannot think of something, but this would be perfect!


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