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Cekodok Pisang Istimewa

Cekodok Pisang, or Jemput-Jemput Pisang is another popular street-snack in Malaysia. It is a deep-fried snack made with mashed banana and flour. For this recipe, I added some grated coconut cooked in palm sugar in the batter. You can find the coconut recipe here. Alternatively, you can replace it with freshly grated coconut or desiccated coconut and adjust the sweetness with some sugar. 

Cekodok Pisang Istimewa/Deep-Fried Banana Balls


6 (520 grams) Bananas
½ tsp Sea Salt
120 grams All-Purpose Flour
½ tsp Baking Soda
50 grams Grated Coconut (cooked in palm sugar) or Fresh/Desiccated
6 to 7 Tbsp Coconut Milk


Mash the bananas. Then add the salt, baking soda, flour, grated coconut, and coconut milk. Combine well and set the batter aside for 1/2 an hour.

Heat the oil over moderate heat. Scoop some batter with a spoon and deep-fry the batter until golden brown. Drain on paper towel. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Makes 24 Cekodok Pisang/Banana Fritters

Note: If using freshly grated or desiccated coconut, you might need to add extra coconut milk and some sugar to sweeten the batter.

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  1. Mmm...my favourite kueh during minum petang in Malaysia. I have attempted cekodok before (http://psilovetocook.com/2013/07/cekodokkuih-kodok-pisang.html) but never used baking soda - wonder what difference does it make! I will try your recipe and see :D Thanks for sharing!

  2. nice version...love all your video!



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