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13 June, 2017

Banana Lumpia (aka – Turon)

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Chamorro Banana Lumpia (aka - Turon)

By sujeesha Published: June 13, 2017

  • 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!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Peel the plantain.
  2. Pick 3 cute looking jack fruit from the bunch.
  3. Chop plantain into 2 in the middle and chop each half lengthwise into 3 pieces. Chop each jackfruit into 8 pieces lengthwise.
  4. Make cinnamon sugar by mixing cinnamon with sugar. 😀
  5. Heat oil in a pan while you prepare lumpias. Set up an assembly line and get rolling. Its a pretty simple process.
  6. Dip one piece of banana and 4 pieces of jackfruit in cinnamon sugar for each lumpia.
  7. 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.
  8. Now lets rollllll people: Place fruits near the bottom and fold bottom corner of the diamond over fruits.
  9. Fold left and right side of the wrapper over fruits
  10. Continue to fold the roll until only top corner of the diamond is visible.
  11. Smear water all over top corner of diamond and seal the roll. :- Nothing professional, just a basic roll. 🙂
  12. Continue rolling process for rest of the lumpias.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.

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