Vegan Khao Mao Tod:
Battered Deep Fried Banana (Vegan Khao Mao) is the perfect snack that is easy to make, but the presentation and flavours say otherwise.
You can make these as a snack for yourself or for friends at dinner parties. These are also amazing with vegan nicecream and maple syrup. The preparation and cooking time is under 30 minutes, provided you have all the ingredients at home.
The traditional Khao Mao Tod recipe calls for a chicken egg to bind all the ingredients together. However, this is my vegan take on the dish; so, I came up with another way to create the batter, which, according to my family, is better than the original version because it's vegan, and it tastes great.
For this recipe, I used Pisang Awak, cut into 4 pieces, horizontally.
Pisang Awak is the most common type of bananas used for frying in Thailand.
However, you could use regular bananas, just have to use the light yellow ones, and cut in half before cutting again into 4 pieces to get the same size as the ones in the photo.
5 Pisang Awak, or about 3 regular bananas, cut as instructed
2 tablespoon corn flour
in a bowl:
1 tablespoon granulated sugar
3 tablespoon almond milk or water
1/8 teaspoon fine salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon corn flour, whisk everything together.
Make sure the sugar has dissolved
in a separate bowl:
1 cup white sesame seeds
1 cup coconut flakes, whisk or mix well
a lot of vegetable oil for frying, make sure it's enough to deep fry our banana pieces
1. Bring a medium sized ziplock bag, add half of the banana pieces and top with 1 tablespoon of corn flour before adding the rest of both the banana and flour. Shake gently. Take your time to make sure that every single piece is fully coated.
2. dip each piece in the wet mix bowl, in this step you could use chopsticks to flip them and transfer to sesame seeds and coconut flakes bowl and make sure all sides are properly packed. remove from bowl and rest on a baking sheet. Repeat the steps until you're out of bananas.
3. Heat the oil in a pan/ wok on medium high heat, once you stick a wooden chopstick into the oil and it starts to bubble around the chopstick, the oil is ready. Fry the banana pieces until the outside is golden brown. Be careful not to crowd the pan/ wok.
4. Serve hot, with or without maple syrup.