Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Cucur Kodok

Cucur in Malay language means 'fried'.Kodok means 'toad' or 'toad-shaped'.This dish is a part of Malaysian kuih or snacks usually fingerfoods.There are several snack cakes and pastries in Malaysia,but usually fried .Now this dish is also known as Cekodok ,Kuih Kodok,Cucur Pisang etc and is made of mashed bananas (or pisang in Malay) and wheat/Allpurpose Flour.Now There are several versions some containing egg,milk etc.while searching I found several versions some vegan as well and adapted this one which is eggless and has coconut to add a little crunch to it.

Ingredients:
Bananas: 2 big bananas preferably overripe.
Sugar: 2 tbsp +/-
Coconut flakes: 2 tbsp
Wheat Flour: 8 tbsp +/-
Salt: a pinch

Water: optionally 4 tbsp +/-

Preparation:
Peel and mash the bananas in a big bowl.You can mash it chunkily allowing bite size pieces.Mix in sugar,coconut,salt to it.

Add wheat flour 4 tbsp at a time and mix well so that the banana mash is fully coated in this and a batter starts to form.Add in water little by little to obtain a thick yet pourable batter.Actually if you like you can make it runny as well as I have seen here.Or if your bananas are too overripe then no need to add water at all.I went for a thick batter and added around 2-4 tbsp of water to obtain the batter.


Heat oil in a big frying pan.Drop sccopfuls of batter into hot oil and deep fry till golden brown.Drain on paper towels and serve as a snack.


Now after reading the recipe and seeing the picture,if you are finding it familiar then ofcourse it is familiar.It is none other than sweet banana fritters in a different way.It is similar to fried modaks that we make during Ganesh Chathurthi or the Kerala road side popular snack of 'pazham pori' this is the Malaysian way of doing the fritters.It is also similar to Pisang Goreng an Indonesian snack of cut,battered and fried bananas.So its small (and similar) world after all.

The chunks in the fritters along with the little coconut add a bite to the dish.The fritters are supposed to be like toad or small frogs hence the name kodok(toad in Malay).The fritters are on way to IAVW:Malaysian hosted by Vaishali of HolyCow.

15 Comments:

Priya said...

Cucur kodok,such a new malay fritters CL, really inviting and looks delicious..

Nithya said...

This sounds very interesting. Lovely pics.. Temping fry. :) would try it out soon.

Subhie Arun said...

hmm...u make me craving for hometown foods....yeah they so many cucur 's type..cucur bawang/onion..cucur udang/prawn..cucur badak..and etc...urs looks tempting!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Oh wow...love that creamy stuffing....looks yummy...

Minu said...

superb. great presentation.
i wanted to try it when i went thru the recipes. my sentiments exactly about the world being a small one!

rekhas kitchen said...

wow so mouthwatering recipe sweath nice color too looks great yaar.

Soma said...

Reminds me of the banana pakoras i had some place when i was little! they were Bongs, not malaysian!! they were good.

Soma(www.ecurry.com)

Sunshinemom said...

Oh yes! Such a small world indeed:), and these look so good too!

Vijitha Shyam said...

Looks so good.My mom makes a similar version N i am used to callin it banana appam he he! (i have been eating dat snack from 2nd grade so kinda im still hanging around the same. Gotta try it soon dear!

Anonymous said...

Ha,thats truly delicious to try..and the pictures make me drool..!!

Divya Kudua said...

Wow..I came here looking for a complicated recipe,thanks to the name and what do I see..??Fried Modaks..;)It was my Prasadam for Lord Ganesha this year.Funny how the same dish is called by different names and had by people world wide..:)

Priti said...

Wow thats looks so gud...yummy..bookmarked it

Yasmeen said...

Soft on inside,crunchy on outside ,the banana coconut combo sounds delicious in the fritters :D

Cynthia said...

Those are some fluffy fritters.

Vaishali said...

Bananas and coconut-- those are flavors to die for, Curry! I love the look and sound of this recipe. Thanks for sending it in!

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