Thursday, August 19, 2010

BANANA CHIPS/WAFERS (Raw plantain chips)

This is famous in Kerala and is used as a snack and also in sadhya.


Raw plantain -----------1 
water ----------------------2 tbsp
Turmeric powder ----  a pinch (optional)

Oil for frying
salt as needed.


  1. Dilute salt in water .Add a pinch of turmeric powder to it and keep this salt-turmeric water aside.
  2. Peel off the skin of raw plantain & slice thinly.Dip plantain slices in tamarind water or turmeric water to prevent color change.
  3. Medium heat oil for frying. Then add the drained plantain slices to it. When it becomes half cooked , sprinkle the salt-turmeric water.
  4. As soon as you add salt water, the oil will start bubbling. Leave it like that in medium heat till it stops bubbling.
  5. Once the bubbling stops, the chips will be crispy and perfectly cooked . Take it out & keep  in tissue paper to drain excess oil.
  6. Store in air tight containers.

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