Crispy Deep-Fried Bananas (Pisang Goreng) Filled With Melted Chocolate

You've probably seen it on the menu at most Indonesian restaurants: fried bananas, AKA pisang goreng. This southeast Asian dessert is always delicious, because after all, it's a batter-coated banana fried to crispy perfection. But it's still worth making at home, if only for the opportunity to add chocolate to the mix. And that's exactly what's happening in this recipe: deep-fried bananas filled with ooey, gooey chocolate, wrapped in a super crispy batter that gets its crunchiness thanks to edible chalk! Sounds bananas, right?

You'll Need:

For the batter:

  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup rice flour
  • 2 tbsp corn starch
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 3 tsp sesame seeds
  • ¼ cup shredded coconut
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup coconut milk
  • 2 tsp powdered edible chalk
  • 1 cup cold water


  • 2 bananas
  • chocolate bars
  • freezer bag
  • vegetable oil

Here's How:

1. Peel the bananas and wrap them one by one in a freezer bag.

2. Press both bananas flat.

3. Put chocolate bars on top of one of the bananas.

4. Place the second banana on top and wrap the bananas tightly in the freezer bag. Freeze the bag with the bananas for 90 minutes.

5. While the bananas are in the freezer, you can get started on the batter. To make the batter extra crispy, grate some edible chalk into a glass and pour very cold water over it. Stir the mixture and wait until the water is almost clear again and the chalk has settled at the bottom. Then mix the limewater with the rest of the batter ingredients until incorporated and smooth.

6. Take the bananas out of the freezer, unwrap them, and completely coat them in batter. Deep fry each banana for a maximum of 1 minute, then coat with another layer of batter, and fry once more for about 3 minutes until golden brown.

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Get the recipe for the Banana Bread Sticks featured in the bonus video.


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