Indonesian Fried Bananas (Pisang Goreng)

A gluten-free fried banana. A crispy outside with a creamy middle.

Indonesian Fried Bananas (Pisang Goreng)


  • 1 cup glutinous rice flour

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1 tbsp sugar

  • 1 tsp salt

  • ¼ cup unsweetened coconut

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1 bunch ripe Thai bananas (the small banans)

  • oil for deep frying

  1. Whisk together the 7 dry ingredients.

  2. Mix in the water.

  3. In a small pot add 2-3 inches of oil. (If less than that, they'll sink to the bottom and stick.) Heat till it sizzles when you add a drop of water.

  4. Peel all the bananas. Slice in fourths. Put them in the batter to coat them.

  5. Once the oil is hot, Drop the bananas into the oil. A few at a time so they don't touch.

  6. Deep-fry the bananas until golden brown and crispy, about 3-4 minutes. Turn over halfway through.

  7. Remove bananas and drain on a paper towel or wire rack to remove excess oil. They are best when served immediately.

|| Total Time 20 min. ||

||Servings 8 || Cost $0.40 each ||

About: I don't remember how I found this recipe, but it was love at first bite for my family. It is based on a recipe by Anita Jacobson