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
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.
- 1 cup self-raising flour (If you don’t have self-raising flour, use 1 cup cake flour and 1 tsp. baking powder)
- 1 banana mashed sprinkled with sugar and microwave for a minute to soften
- 1 cup buttermilk or you can also use 1 cup milk + 1tsp. lemon juice
- 1 tsp. cinnamon (fine)
- 1 egg
- 80ml sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla essence
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1 stick of cinnamon
- Mix the egg and sugar together.
- Add mashed banana and then the dry ingredients.
- Lastly add milk and mix well.
- 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.
Prepared, tried, and tested by Feriel from The Recipe Hunter: Tried and Tested Recipes from Home Chefs and SA Tasty Recipes – Saffas Daily Recipes
- 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
Keywords: Banana, Bollas, Fritters
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