Thai Fried Bananas: Kluay Tod

Thai fried bananas (Kluay Tod: กล้วยทอด) are a very common streetfood in Thailand. However, you can also try this recipe at home. It’s easy to prepare – banana slices are coated with a flour mixture and deep-fried until they are golden brown. Kluay Tod is an ideal dessert, snack or appetizer.

Thai Fried Bananas

Thai fried bananas (photo:

Thai fried bananas (photo:

Here is what you need for 3-4 portions:

  • 10 small bananas (baby bananas or kluay nam wa)
  • 250g rice flour
  • 125g all-purpose flour
  • 200g ripe coconut shreds
  • 300g sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sesame
  • 4 TSP salt
  • 1 cup limestone water
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • about 1 litre palm oil for frying


First peel and cut the bananas into slices. Then take a large bowl and put in the rice flour, all-purpose flour and the limestone water. Mix together well, then add the sugar, salt and coconut milk. Finally, add the coconut shreds and the white sesame. Mix everything together well and then take your wok and heat the oil for frying. Now coat the banana slices with the mixture and put them into the hot oil. Fry until they are golden brown. Remove the bananas from the oil and let them cool down on a rack. You’re ready to serve!

This recipe for Thai fried bananas comes from the amazing cooking channel In the following video, you can easily learn how to make this snack.

Hope you’ll give this delicious traditional Thai dessert a try!

Yours, Sirinya

(P.S. for more general information, check out my Thai Food Dictionary)