Turn leftover bananas into these banana fritter balls. Banana doesn’t last very long when they are ripe enough to be edible. Don’t waste those extra ripen leftover bananas and make them into an easy tea time snack.

Known locally as cekodok pisang / jemput-jemput , these fritters can usually be found in roadside stalls in Southeast Asia as snacks and you can easily make them at home with just some simple ingredients and leftover bananas.

Fresh shredded coconut adds a welcome texture and light coconut aroma to the banana fritters.

Here are some other recipe ideas for your leftover bananas:

Chinese Version: 炸椰丝香蕉球

Banana Fritter Balls

Fried Banana Fritter Balls (Cekodok Pisang) | MyKitchen101en

Yield: about 36 pieces

Ingredients:

  • 200g banana
  • 65g water
  • 65g sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp instant yeast
  • 200g all-purpose flour
  • 65g shredded coconut
 

Instructions:

1 Peeled ripe banana flesh (200g).

Banana Fritter Balls

2 Pulse the banana into tiny pieces with a hand blender, add in 65g of water, 65g sugar and ¼ tsp of salt, process until smooth. Fork or potato ricer can be used to mash the banana.

Banana Fritter Balls

3 Stir in to dissolve ½ tsp of instant yeast.

Banana Fritter Balls

4 Sieve in 200g all-purpose flour, add in 65g shredded coconut, and mix the batter until well combined.

Banana Fritter Balls

5 Cover the batter and set aside in warm place to proof for 1 hour.

Banana Fritter Balls
 

6 Stir and mix the batter to break up large bubbles.

Banana Fritter Balls

7 Heat enough oil to 160°C (320°F) for deep frying. Spoon a dollop of batter into the deep-frying pan.

Banana Fritter Balls

8 Deep frying over medium heat until golden brown, remove fritters with a wire skimmer, and shake off excess oil.

Banana Fritter Balls

9 Serve warm, dust with a thin layer of powdered sugar if preferred.

Banana Fritter Balls
 
Banana Fritter Balls

Fried Banana Fritter Balls (Cekodok Pisang)

Turn leftover bananas into these banana fritter balls. Known locally as cekodok pisang / jemput-jemput , these fritters can usually be found in roadside stalls in Southeast Asia as snacks.
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Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Set Aside 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 45 mins
Course Snack, Tea Time
Cuisine Southeast Asia
Servings 36 pieces
Calories 38 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 200 g banana
  • 65 g water
  • 65 g sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp instant yeast
  • 200 g all-purpose flour
  • 65 g shredded coconut

Instructions
 

  • Peeled ripe banana flesh (200g).
    Banana Fritter Balls
  • Pulse the banana into tiny pieces with a hand blender, add in 65g of water, 65g sugar and ¼ tsp of salt, process until smooth. Fork or potato ricer can be used to mash the banana.
    Banana Fritter Balls
  • Stir in to dissolve ½ tsp of instant yeast.
    Banana Fritter Balls
  • Sieve in 200g all-purpose flour, add in 65g shredded coconut, and mix the batter until well combined.
    Banana Fritter Balls
  • Cover the batter and set aside in warm place to proof for 1 hour.
    Banana Fritter Balls
  • Stir and mix the batter to break up large bubbles.
    Banana Fritter Balls
  • Heat enough oil to 160°C (320°F) for deep frying. Spoon a dollop of batter into the deep-frying pan.
    Banana Fritter Balls
  • Deep frying over medium heat until golden brown, remove fritters with a wire skimmer, and shake off excess oil.
    Banana Fritter Balls
  • Serve warm, dust with a thin layer of powdered sugar if preferred.
    Banana Fritter Balls

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Notes

This recipe yields about 36 pieces of banana balls. 
The nutritional value for reference is for 1 piece of banana ball. 

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories: 38kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.04gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 17mgPotassium: 37mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 4IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 2mgIron: 0.3mg
Keyword banana balls, banana fritter balls, cekodok pisang, jemput jemput
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