Goan Banana Pancakes – Filos


  • ½ cup whole wheat flour
  • 70 gms palm jaggery (or sugarcane jaggery. If you can’t source jaggery you can use 
  • round 2 tbsp of sugar)
  • 1 ripe or over ripe banana(the green ones are more flavourful but you can use 
  • whichever you like)
  • 1 Cup room temperature water
  • ¼ tspn salt
  • Oil for frying


  • With the back of a fork, mash the banana in a bowl.
  • Add the wheat flour, salt, jaggery and water into the bowl.
  • Whisk till all the ingredients come together to form a smooth paste (the batter should not be runny).
  • Just heat 1 table spoons of oil or ghee on a non-stick pan (on medium flame).
  • Once the oil is heated, add half a ladle of batter on the pan to form discs (if your pan is wide enough, you can make 3-4 filos at a time) & cover the pan with a lid.
  • After exactly 3 minutes, take off the lid.
  • Flip the filos and allow it to cook on the other side for another two minutes (not necessary to put the lid back on).
  • Then transfer the filos on a kitchen paper napkin to drain off any excess oil and your filos are ready!
  • Filos are best enjoyed when hot.

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