While I like Malaysian goreng pisang, I love kuih kodok, or Malaysian fried mashed banana fritters.
Kuih kodok are basically overripe bananas, all mashed up and mix with flour, sugar, and deep fried to golden nuggets.
They are usually round in shape but with uneven surface, hence the name kodok, meaning toad in Malay language.
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My Late Mother’s Kuih Kodok Recipe
While authentic kuih kodok recipe doesn’t call for eggs, my recipe include an egg.
This is my personal preference and it’s no way authentic.
You may omit the egg in the recipe if you want to make traditional Malay-style kuih kodok.
What Banana to Use?
In Malaysia, pisang awak (with black seeds inside the bananas) are often used for kuih kodok.
According to my late grandmother, pisang awak is the best banana for deep frying.
I used regular Dole bananas commonly found in the United States and they turned out fantastic.
If you are in Malaysia, please use pisang awak if you can find them.
How Many Calories per Serving?
This recipe is only 191 calories per serving.
What Dishes to Serve with This Recipe?
Kuih kodok is served as an afternoon snack. For a Malaysian-style afternoon tea, I recommend the following recipes.
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Kuih Kodok (Malaysian Mashed Banana Fritters)
- 3 bananas (dole, peeled)
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tablespoon sugar or to taste
- Oil (for deep frying)
- In a big bowl, mash the bananas with the back of a fork until small chunks form. Add the flour, egg and sugar. Mix all the ingredients well to form a batter.
- Heat up a frying pan and add some cooking oil for deep frying. Once the oil is heated, drop a spoonful of batter into the frying pan. Try to "shape" the batter, so it's somewhat round. Deep fry the fritters until golden brown.
- Remove the fritters using a strainer. Drain on paper towels. Serve warm.
Notice: Nutrition is auto-calculated, using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where relevant, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.
I forgot to give my previous review 5 stars!!
Had some bananas which were past it, so I made these today. Very tasty little morsels. Just sprinkled them with some icing sugar……yum
Yes thanks Margaret for trying this recipe!
This did not work out well in an air fryer.
Right, this recipe is NOT for air fryer.
I just made it, excellent, served it with Devonshire clotted cream, so delicious, Happy New year Bee ❤️
Do you use regular or cooking bananas?
Any bananas are fine.
Can it be made in air fryer?
Great recipe! I tried it once with all purpose flour and once with pancake mix instead of flour, and it seemed to puff up even better. I am assuming it is because pancake mix often has baking power or soda.