Paka Kolar Bora | Bengali Kolar Bora | Ripe Banana Fritters

Paka Kolar Bora | Bengali Kolar Bora | Ripe Banana Fritters

Paka Kolar Bora, Bengali kolar bora is banana fritters where paka means ripe, kolar means banana & bora means pakora or fritters and this is one of the delicious tea time snack. Kolar Bora popular Bengali delicay during Janmashtami and Makar Sankranti as during Sankranti kolar bora is made with new rice to welcome the new year with a bang. If you have ripe bananas with you then you should try this yummy yet super easy snack, we can do this in no time it makes great snack for tea time or kids.

Bengali Kolar Bora or banana pakoda as we can call it is crunchy outside and soft inside, this fritters are just perfect to munch on with a cup of coffee or tea or make this for your kid lunch or snack box as this taste delicious even when fritters get's cold or even great for party or get-together snacks. Kolar Bora is something that I make often as this use to be regular in my parents home for Sunday breakfast or evening snack.


But like all the pakora we like to eat while it's hot so never manage to click pictures. I made this on first Sunday of the year for evening snack and though it was late evening but I decide to click the pictures as there was still some light and to share this easy recipe for Makar Sankranti so you have quick and yummy Sankranti sweet.


Bengali food is very common in my parent's place as my Dad did this post graduation in Calcutta and also started to work there, my mom went to calcutta after the wedding and spend initital years there where she learnt cooking so ofcourse it's obvious to have Bengali cusine influendce and thus I get to know some fab recipes too.


I was thinking what to post for Makar Sankranti and finally decide to share this easy and yummy recipe with you all, you can try this for Sankranti or for tea time snack or kids snack box just anything that please you but you are sure going to love this Paka Kolar Bora.


You can also check other Pakoda Recipes, you can check other Bengali Recipes here.



Paka Kolar Bora | Ripe Bana Fritters Recipe

Popular tea time snack and festival fritters recipe with ripe banana.
Author: Category: Snacks Cuisine: Bengali
Prep Time: Cook Time: Total Time:
Makes:22-25 Pieces


  • 2 - Ripe Banana
  • 1/4 tsp - Cinnamon Powder
  • A Pinch - Fresh Grated Nutmeg (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp - Fresh Crushed Cardamom
  • A Pinch - Salt
  • 1/2 tsp - Baking Soda
  • 1 Cup - Rice Flour
  • 1/4 Cup - Sugar
  • 2 tbsp - Maida or Wheat Flour
  • 2 tbsp - Semolina/Sooji
  • 2 tbsp - Fresh Grated Coconut
  • 2-3 tbsp - Water/Milk (if required)
  • To Deep Fry - Oil (I used Saffola)


  1. Peel and mash well the banans well in a bowl. Add sugar, salt, cinnmon powder, cardamom powder, nutmeg (if using) and mix well until sugar dissolves (you can also powder sugar and add).
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  3. Now add rice flour, maida (I used multi grain atta), sooji, coconut, baking soda and give a good mix to avoid any lumps. If the dough is very thick add 2-3 tbsp of milk or water (I used water), don't add too much of liquid as it will increase cooking time.
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  5. Heat oil in a kadai (wok) for deep frying, drop 6-7 (don't over crowd) medium size pakoda with hand or using spoon and cook in medium flame until both sides becomes golden brown.
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  7. Once done remove using slotted spoon and place over kitchen tissue to remove excess oil, fry remaining batter in batches.
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Serve hot or warm with a cup of tea of coffee and enjoy Bengali Kolar Bora.

  • You can powder sugar, cardamom and add to mix the batter faster. You can increase quantity, it depends how sweet the bananas are.
  • You can also replace sugar with powder jaggery.
  • I added freshly grated nutmeg just a pinch which adds wonderful flavor.

Crunchy yet soft delicious Kolar Bora.


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