Banana chips recipe | Ethakka Upperi

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Banana chips recipe | Ethakka Upperi | with step by step photos and video. Kerala banana chips are crispy and tasty banana chips made with unripe nendran bananas and coconut oil. They are best stored in an airtight container and can last for days.

We normally buy these chips from the bakery. But once you got to know how simple it is to make, hope you will never go back to shops to buy banana chips. I am sharing a detailed method to get the perfect taste and texture in the fried banana chips. These homemade chips taste better than the store brought banana chips.

A healthy alternative to fried potato chips. Both ripe and unripe bananas are used for this variant, sometimes they are coated with jaggery to form sweet variants. They hold a very important place in Kerala sadhya , a vegetarian feast prepared during festive occasions.

How to make Banana Chips?

Homemade Banana chips recipe | Ethakka Upperi | with step by step photos and video. An interesting deep-fried snack recipe made with raw banana. Easy to make as it does only require raw banana, coconut oil to deep fry, and salt to taste. Peel off the skin of raw bananas. Slice the bananas into the hot oil. Fry until it turns crisp. See as simple as it is.

The part that freaks out people when making these chips is when I add turmeric and saltwater to the hot coconut oil. Oil and water don’t typically react well. When added in while the chips are in the oil, the oil does not splatter. It fissures for a few seconds, then reduces. I highly recommend using a deep skillet or wide/deep pan that can hold enough oil. This way you leave enough room for the oil to fissure. Furthermore do check out my other snack recipes. Finally, I request you to check my other Onam sadhya recipes. Hope you would like them.

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Banana chips recipe | Ethakka Upperi

Course: SnacksCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Easy
Servings

1

box
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Total time

15

minutes

Banana chips recipe | Ethakka Upperi | with step by step photos and video. Kerala banana chips are crispy and tasty banana chips made with unripe nendran bananas and coconut oil.

Recipe Video

Ingredients

  • 3 large raw banana plantain

  • salt as required

  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1/2 cup water

  • Coconut oil for frying

Directions

  • Firstly, grease your palms with some oil & cut off the edges. banana chipsbanana chips
  • Then slit the raw banana and peel the skin off.banana chips
  • Now, heat coconut oil in a kadai for deep frying. If you do not have coconut oil, then you can use sunflower oil or any oil for frying. Once the oil is hot, keep the flame to medium.banana chips
  • For slicing bananas, it is better to use a slicer as the slices are thin. Thin slices make for crispy chips.banana chips
  • Do not overcrowd the kadai with the banana slices while frying. Fry banana slices in batches.banana chips
  • After 2 to 3 minutes you can feel the difference of the banana slices becoming crisp.
  • Meanwhile, in a bowl take some water and add 1 teaspoon turmeric powder & salt as required. Mix it very well with a spoon.
  • Sprinkle 1 tbsp of this saltwater all over and evenly. Be careful when doing this, as the oil sizzles and splutters.banana chipsbanana chips
  • After adding the saltwater, continue to fry for 2 to 3 minutes or till the sizzling and bubbling sound stops.banana chips
  • Remove the chips & drain the extra oil.banana chips
  • Alternatively, you can also place the fried banana chips on a kitchen paper towel to remove excess oil. Enjoy the banana chips.

Notes

  • They are best stored in an airtight container and can last for days.
  • When added the saltwater in the oil, the oil does not splatter. It fissures for a few seconds, then reduces.
  • I highly recommend using a deep skillet or wide/deep pan that can hold enough oil. This way you leave enough room for the oil to fissure.

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