13 June, 2017
Banana Lumpia (aka – Turon)
Chamorro Banana Lumpia (aka - Turon)
By June 13, 2017Published:
- Yield: 6 Servings
- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 10 mins
- Ready In: 20 mins
Ever since i came across this dish while looking for Chamorro desserts, i've been dying to make these. This is a very simple Filipino dish that migrated to Guam and has different variations. What i like about Lumpias is that they are not too sweet but delicious, and can be made in a jiffy. Jackfruit is optional since its a seasonal fruit. Use it if available. You can use canned jackfruit too but that would add a lot of calories to the dish because of the syrup. Make this deliciousness and eat them with Vanilla ice cream and Voila! You got party in your mouth!
- 1 Plantain Nice and ripe
- 3 Jack fruit
- 3 tbsp White sugar
- 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
- 8 Lumpia wraps I have used Spring-roll wraps as substitute
- 2 tbsp Water to glue the ends of wraps
- 1/2 cup Oil for shallow frying
- Peel the plantain.
- Pick 3 cute looking jack fruit from the bunch.
- Chop plantain into 2 in the middle and chop each half lengthwise into 3 pieces. Chop each jackfruit into 8 pieces lengthwise.
- Make cinnamon sugar by mixing cinnamon with sugar. 😀
- Heat oil in a pan while you prepare lumpias. Set up an assembly line and get rolling. Its a pretty simple process.
- Dip one piece of banana and 4 pieces of jackfruit in cinnamon sugar for each lumpia.
- Peel out one wrapper and lay it out like a diamond (if its square) on your work area. Place 2 pieces of cinnamon-sugar covered jackfruit followed by a piece of banana and top with 2 more pieces of jackfruit.
- Now lets rollllll people: Place fruits near the bottom and fold bottom corner of the diamond over fruits.
- Fold left and right side of the wrapper over fruits
- Continue to fold the roll until only top corner of the diamond is visible.
- Smear water all over top corner of diamond and seal the roll. :- Nothing professional, just a basic roll. 🙂
- Continue rolling process for rest of the lumpias.
- Oil is hot. Lets fry them Lumpias: Place lumpias in oil with sealed side down and when corners turn golden (about 3 mins), flip them.
- Fry the other side for another 2-3 minutes and they are done. :- Try to flip lumpias (or any fried food) just once. That way they don't absorb a lot of oil.
- Remove on to an absorbant sheet and sprinkle with left over cinnamon-sugar. Variation:- Sprinkle cinnamon sugar on top of lumpias just before removing them from oil for a caramelized topping.