Kele ka Pua

Kumaoni pua are deep fried dumplings made from bananas and fennel seeds. They are used as prasad during religious ceremonies, especially on makar sankrant.


  • 1 cup wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup sooji (cream of wheat)
  • 3 over ripe bananas
  • 1 teaspoon saunf (fennel seeds)
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • Oil for deep frying


  1. Add fennel seeds, sugar and yogurt to mashed bananas.
  2. Make soft thick batter with flour and mashed banana. Rest for half hour.
  3. Deep fry spoonful of batter till golden brown on all side.