Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Banana Chips

I love banana chips. Same with my hubby too. In Nagercoil we can get this chips even in street side shops. So taught of trying this chips. Banana chips that we get from Indian store is not spicy enough. So 5 days back i tried this banana chips with riped plantains. But dint get the perfect taste. Specially dint get the crispiness. So next time when we went for shopping saw this unripe plantain in the Indian shop. Picked some from there and just gave it a try . Wow perfectly good and got the taste similar to the Nagercoil chips. We just loved this.

You will need:

  • 2 unripe plantains(nenthram pazham in tamil)
  • oil for deep frying ( can go for coconut oil for best result and aroma) But i tried with vegetable oil.
  • ½ tsp salt (can decrease or increase depending on your taste)
  • ½ tsp chilli powder(optional)
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ cup curd
Step 1:

Peel the plantains, using a knife cut the banana into half and soak it in curd for few minutes. I say half an hour just to remove serum. So now you will have 4 slices of banana.

Step 2:

Heat the oil in a pan. Keep the flame very low.

Step 3:

Using a slicer just slice one of the banana slices. When the oil is hot put a pinch of turmeric powder into it followed by the banana slices. Deep fry it till it turns golden brown color. (It took more than 4 minutes to fry each batch. Allow it to cook till it become crispy). Place the chips in a bowl lined with paper towel. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and chilli powder to it and toss it well.

Repeat step 3 for remaining 3 banana slices.


I used the slicer which is attached to the grater http://www.amazon.com/Pedrini-Black-Stainless-Pyramid-Grater/dp/B0000959EV/ref=pd_bbs_sr_4?ie=UTF8&s=home-garden&qid=1199841835&sr=8-4

Step 4:

Finally toss it well and allow it to cool for 5 mins. After that save it in an air tight container. You can store this for more than a week.


lidya said...

Thank viji for such an easy and tasty snack, i tried it at home and came out very well.

Vijitha said...

Hi Lidya. Good to hear from u ma.sIMPLE AND TASTY NAH.. gOOD MA.. eNJOYY!!!