Saturday, 26 May 2012

Cekodok (Banana Fritters)

Cekodok is a simple kuih that you can make at home, especially when you have some overripe bananas to put to good use. This used to be a weekend family breakfast favourite during my childhood days. There are several ways of making cekodok, but I’ve written down my favourite version. Hope you enjoy this.


2 cup flour
2-3 overripe bananas
½ cup sugar
2 pinches of salt
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate soda 
about 1 cup water
½ grated coconut (fresh or dried)
Oil for deep frying

Spoonfuls of batter are fried in hot oil
Mix the flour, bicarbonate soda, salt and sugar in a bowl and make a little well in the middle. Pour water as you stir the flour in with a whisk. Make sure there are no lumps in the batter. The bananas are mashed with a fork and added to this batter alongside grated coconut. Stir well and drop spoonfuls of batter at a time into the hot oil when deep frying. Fry on both sides till golden, remove from oil and drain off the excess oil with kitchen roll before tucking in.

Tip: For those who are gluten or wheat intolerant, you can substitute the flour with wheat-free flour. The water to wheat-free flour ratio is 1:1.

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