Banana Nendran നേന്ത്രപഴം 1 Kg
Nendran bananas are large and yellow, sweet in flavour with a distinct texture. They are used for the preparation of dishes like thoran, puttu, pazham pori, erisseri and banana chips or crisps that are popular snack items of Kerala cuisine. You can even grill, fry, or freeze it to create fun and delicious dishes.
Nendran Banana or the Nenthra Pazham is found widely in Kerala in large quantities where it is a staple food of the region. It is one of the most popular traditional fruits cultivated in Kerala. It is a healthy snack for people of all ages. The nendram pazham has got Geographical Indication registrations (GI tag) from Chennai’s Geographical Indications Registry in 2014.
The Nendran belong to the banana family though they are not similar to a regular banana. The texture of the Nendran banana is different from other varieties. Its size is big and fleshy and pale yellow. How can we confirm that the Nendran banana is ripe? Yes, the ripe bananas will be golden yellow with black spots on the skin. The duration of the crop is happened to be 10-12 months depending on various factors. They are usually plated in the month of October. During Onam, people have a habit of gifting Nendran to relatives and friends. They also offer bunches in the temples.