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Fried Banana Balls or Cekodok Pisang

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300 g Banana
50 g Rice flour
50 g Wheat flour
0.25 tsp Salt
0.25 tsp Baking soda
1 tbsp Sugar
Oil for frying

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Fried Banana Balls or Cekodok Pisang

  • Balanced
  • Desserts & Cookies
    • 40 minutes
    • Serves 10
    • Medium




    Cekodok Pisang is one of the many different types of kuihs in Malaysia. It is made using overripe bananas for its natural sweetness. One can have it for breakfast or as a tea time snack as it goes well with a cup of tea or coffee.

    Tips to shape fried banana balls
    As you attempt this recipe, you would realise that it is difficult to mould the dough as it is rather soft and gooey. My tip would be using two metal spoons. The spoon which is used to shape the banana balls has to be dipped in hot oil. Besides that, you need to allow the dough to sink and cook for about 5 seconds to create a crust. Use the spoon which was dipped in oil to lightly remove the dough from sticking to the pot.

    How to make crispy cekodok pisang?
    First, the oil needs to be heated up over medium heat. Allow oil to heat evenly by cooking oil for 4 minutes. You may drop some batter into the oil to test the readiness to fry. If the batter fries immediately once it touches the oil, then it is ready! If oil is not hot enough to fry, it will turn out to be soggy. On the other hand, overheated oil will cook the outer layer of banana balls too quickly, leaving behind the rest of the dough.

    The other important tip is to add sugar into the batter shortly before frying. This is to make the batter crispy as it fries.

    Can I omit baking soda?
    Yes. Baking soda is added to make the dough fluffier. It helps the batter to rise as it cooks.

    How to serve fried banana balls?
    Cekodok pisang is meant to be eaten as it is. Other ways – sprinkle some powdered sugar or eat them with so vanilla or coconut ice cream.

    Thank you nyonya cooking.



    300 g banana

    Mash bananas with a fork until smooth.


    50 g rice flour | 50 g wheat flour | 0.25 tsp salt | 0.25 tsp baking soda

    Mix all ingredients (except sugar) to the mashed bananas. Adding sugar just before frying makes the banana balls crispier on the outside. Adjust the sweetness accordingly.


    1 tbsp sugar | oil for frying

    Heat up oil over medium to high heat. Mix sugar into the batter. Then, put a spoonful of banana mixture into the hot oil. Allow it to sink and using another spoon, try to loosen the mixture. Once loosen, it should float. Shape the mixture quickly into balls using a spoon. Fry until golden brown.

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