Jun 13, 2013

Banana Toffee / Chinese Toffee Banana Recipe

Each day it is getting colder and colder in my place. Few Weeks back we were totally living in AC room, we just can't come out of it. It was that hot here. Last week we switched from Ac to fan, but yesterday we just shut off everything and was bundling ourselves in blanket. The climate is amazing. I am loving every bit of it. This is the perfect time for take out food too, my favorite is some hot parota, salna and chicken fry from near by shop. Last night we enjoyed that amazing combo a lot.

Now coming back to today's recipe, it is a kind of fun food. You have equal fun both while making and eating it. These are chinese, it is so yummy. Specially if you have kids around you, i am sure they will have lots of enjoyment. When i first saw this recipe is food safari show, i was so amazed, because dunking the bananas in cold water seemed so new to me and i just wanna try it immediately. I had my fingers crossed when i made it, but to my excitement it came out perfect.

There is something from the hard outer sweet layer and the squiggy soft interior which makes it more tasty. This taste even more heavenly when serves with some cold vanilla icecream and drizzled with some caramel or chocolate sauce.

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves - 4 to 5
Recipe Source: Food Safari


Ripe Bananas - 2
Cold water and Ice cubes 
Oil for deep frying
Sesame Seeds as needed

For Toffee:
Sugar - 1 cup
Water - 1/2 cup

For Batter:
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 1/2 cup / 60 grams
Cornflour / Cornstarch - 1/4 cup / 30 grams
Baking powder - 1/2 tsp
Baking soda - 1/2 tsp
Cold water ass needed
Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp


Mix all the ingredients given for the batter to a slightly thickish battter.

Heat oil for deep frying. Slice up your ripe bananas at a angle.

Now dip the bananas in the batter and deep fry them in hot oil.

Cook till it turns golden, drain on to a paper towel.

Now make the caramel sauce. Take sugar and water in a non stick pan and heat it up.

Cook that till it turns golden and toffee like.

Now fill a large bowl with ice water and ice cubes.

Dip the fried bananas in the toffee sauce and coat it on all sides. Immediately drop it in cold water.

Remove that to a plate and sprinkle with sesame seeds.


Take all your ingredients

Take flour and cornstarch in a bowl

Add in some baking powder and baking soda

Now add in cold water

A dash of vanilla

Your batter is ready

Heat oil for deep frying
Slice your bananas

Like this

Dip it in batter

Coat it completely

Deep fry them in oil

Till it is nicely golden

Remove to a plate

Now make caramel

Add a dash of water to sugar

Bring it to boil

Let it turn golden

Like this

Fill a bowl with cold water and ice cubes

Dip the banana in caramel

Coat on all sides

Drop immediately in cold water

Remove them and sprinkle sesame seeds



  1. this is similar to Kerala's pazhampori .guess caramel coating adds some extra taste:)

  2. AWESUM DISH AARTHI , LOVED IT TO THE CORE , Its rainiing here and i badly wanted to have a hot n sweet snack , ty for the recipe , you made my day

  3. Thats a very simple and delicious dish... will try soon

  4. looks very yummy ........ step-by-step pictures are so good ............ I will try this recipe soon ...... great work Dear ...........

  5. why we should put it in cold water after dipping in syrup? and how long we have to keep it in water?

  6. @Anonymous Putting bananas in cold water makes the caramel set immediately. You can remove it immediately

  7. I tried this but the bananas became very sticy and hence difficult to remove from plate. Is this because I havent dipped it ennough in cold water?

  8. @AnonymousNo it is because, you didn't cook the caramel enough, you have to cook till it is golden, this way they will set as soon as you dip them in ice cold water

  9. Hi aarthi
    What's d best temp at which d dish shd b served to taste best

  10. @Megha MalhotraYou can serve it right after dipping it in caramel and dunking it in water

  11. Awesome recipe, I'm going to attempt this tonight.

  12. Hi. What type of banana used? Regular or nanthara banana? Thx.

  13. Can I make this dish with normal banana...plz do reply


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