Friday, July 08, 2011

Jemput Jemput Pisang/Banana Fritters

These freshly fried snacks from Malaysia are commonly sold by the roadside stalls during breakfast or tea time. Also known as kueh kadok or ‘toad cake’ due to the fritters uneven appearance. Beside the not so appealing appearance, these morsels are crispy on the outside, soft and moist on the inside. It is one of my favorite ways to use up all the overripe bananas. They are basically bananas all mashed up with flour, sugar, grated coconut all mix together and then deep fried.

I remember my school used to sell this in the size of tennis ball. They were huge, hard and had more flour than banana in it. We actually name them ‘kueh bomb’ because of its texture and size. I prefer fritters to be in bite-size pieces, packed with bananas and with only a touch of flour in it. Normally I will dust them with some powder sugar but I ran out of it. So I decided to melt some dark chocolate and drizzle all of them. They tasted pretty good together!


250g - 300g mashed banana – 3 large bananas
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla essence
3 tbsp freshly grated coconut
3 tbsp sugar
145 gram flour
3 tbsp rice flour
3/4 tsp baking powder

1. Mix all the ingredients together till well blended.
2. Heat up some vegetable oil for frying.
3. Drop a tablespoon of batter into the oil and fry till crispy and golden brown. Remove and drain the oil on paper towle.
4. Dust them with some powder sugar and serve warm or at room temperature.

I am entering this post in the Muhibbah Malaysian Monday roundup, created and hosted by Sharon of Test with a Skewer and Suresh of 3 Hungry Tummies.


Shereen said...

Ni high class punya kuih kodok...hahaha..siap with grated coconut and whatnot.Ada dress-dress up lagi.Mine normally is the poor man's version...just flour, sugar,salt and banana( we like ours to be pisang mas though ).No dressing up...just ngap inside the mouth...muahahaha.

ann low said...

I remember this was sold in our school too. I love to eat this jemput pisang very often.

WendyinKK said...

I like them the size of small limes.
The addition of chocolate sauce sounds really good.

Anonymous said...


I make those cucuk kodok last week too but no dressing up like yours. Like what Shereen said yours the high class version hahaha.....Nice.


Cuisine Paradise said...

Lovely! I love to grab one or two for breakfast. Still prefer homemade version, outside is either too oily or over fried :( Yours sure look great!

tinyskillet said...

Yum! I want to go to Malaysia and hit some roadside stalls. I would eat happy for weeks! I don't know what you are talking about, but these look really good! I think the chocolate is perfect with banana and coconut! I can't wait to try them!

Lisa Ho said...

my all time fave..:)

Oh Gert... you had me at Cok Kodok drizzled with choc.. :)

Janine said...

omg kueh kodok is one of my favorite treats, along with goreng pisang! and the drizzled chocolate sounds like it's super delicious together with the banana!

busygran said...

Reminds me of my childhood days when I used to gobble a few 'bombs' at a time! Yours got standard with choc drizzles!

A Taste of Memories-- Echo's Kitchen said...

This looks sooo great!

Home Cooking said...

oh i luv jemput2 pisang soo very much, specially in rainy day, enjoy it with hot tea, hmm...

ICook4Fun said...

Shereen, the kodok taste better with the addition of coconut. Since having a food blog, all food need to be dress up a bit and cannot pakai campak saja :)

Ann, you school sell this too?

Wendy, I think the fritters taste better when they are smaller.

Yen, thanks :)

Ellena, thank you. Homemade is always better :)

Lyndsey, I think you will be in food heaven when you visit Malaysia. These are just mashed up bananas and fried into fritters.

Lisa, thanks :)

Janine, I like goreng pisang too but the pisang here is not good for goren :(

Busygran, thank you.

Echo, thanks.

Home Cooking, yea especially with a cup of teh tarik :)

Biren @ Roti n Rice said...

Your jemput pisang looks so good on a stick with the chocolate. Great presentation! The ones found in the school canteen had more flour than banana.

shaz said...

I love how you presented these! Chocolate and banana is such a great flavour combo.