Indian Fried Banana Dumplings (Unniyappam)

Unniyappam (Fried Banana and Rice Flour Balls)
Indian Fried Banana Dumplings (Unniyappam)Michelle Heimerman

These sweet, fried rice flour balls are a typical prasadam, or “offering,” sold at Hindu temples in Kerala or at local sweet shops. The runny batter, which includes banana purée, grated coconut, and jaggery syrup, is spooned into a ghee-coated appachatti pan (a specialty pan with divots), which is then heated over an open flame, cooking the batter into crispy cakes. (If you have an aebleskiver or takoyaki pan, those work too.) Fried unniyappam can be stored for up to a week and reheated in a moderate oven before serving.