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Pisang Goreng

Pisang Goreng Recipe (Indonesian batter-fried bananas)

(Indonesian batter-fried bananas)

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Average: 4.1 (31 votes)

These banana fritters are very popular in Indonesia and are excellent served with ice cream and drizzled with honey. You can also serve them in a dish with a little coconut cream.

4 to 6 servings


  • Flour -- 1/2 cup
  • Rice flour -- 1/4 cup
  • Baking powder -- 1 teaspoons
  • Salt -- 1/4 teaspoon
  • Water -- 1 cup
  • Egg, beaten -- 1
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Ripe bananas,peeled and cut in two pieces -- 6


  1. Mix the flour, rice flour, baking powder and salt well in a bowl. Beat the water and egg into the flour mixture until batter is smooth. Set batter aside to rest for anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour.
  2. Heat the oil in a deep skillet or deep fryer to between 350° and 375°. Working in batches, using a fork to dip pieces of banana in batter to cover. Let any excess batter drip off and drop in the hot oil to deep fry, turning until well browned on all sides.
  3. Drain on paper towels and serve warm.


  • Use 1/2 cup coconut milk and 1/2 cup water in the batter for a more tropical flavor if you like.
  • You can eliminate the rice flour if you like and use 3/4 cups all-purpose flour instead. But the rice flour adds a crispness that will be missing.


i should try that ingredients.... thank you

what kind of banana? theres a lot of banana here in phil...

Terlalu encer utk air klo 1cup. Mungkin 3/4 cup aj cukup. Udah kucoba... Lumayan...

I lived in Indonesia for 6 years, and I'd say this is a good recipe. The rice flour generally sold in the US is too gritty I think... go to an Asian market and get a finer powder. I used 1/2 cup coconut cream and 1/2 cup water. It's likely that like the first commenter said 1 cup water might make the batter too runny. But otherwise, I'd say this is an excellent and authentic recipe. Ripe table bananas work fine.