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Banana Chips

Madhuri.Dixit's picture
Banana chips are called Kaaya Upperi in Malyalam, official language of the state of Kerala from where the chips originate. The chips are served as a part of meal for Onam festival.They are placed on the left side corner of the Plaintain Leaf along with other dishes(Meals are traditionally served on the plantain leaf in Kerala). Banana Chips are easy to make and relished by adults and kids alike.
Ingredients
  Oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Used For Frying)
  Plantains 2 Large (Use Unripe Ones)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

Remove the skin of the plantains.
Cut into halves.
Slice the banana using a chip slicer.
Take oil in a frying pan.
Heat the oil to boiling hot, add the sliced plantains to it.
Fry until crisp.
Tossing over to fry the other side.
Fry until it is crunchy and fully cooked.
Sprinkle with salt and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Snack
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Crunchy
Method: 
Fried
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Banana
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
15 Minutes
Story
It is one of my favorite chip since childhood. I love the crunch which it creates in the first bite. They are readily available in Indian stores but I love to prepare them rather than buy.

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4 Comments

Chipslover's picture
I love banana chips, especially the freshly fried ones. I heard in Kerala, you also get Jaggery-coated banana chips. can I cook them at home?
Anonymous's picture
Oh my all time favorite! But simply too tedious to make at home!
emilyvyomahallaway's picture
I am a huge fan of banana chips...but had to pick a packet off the shelf every time i craved for these to munch on.Now i can make these chips at home...thanks for the recipe.
chockyfoodie's picture
I am a huge fan of banana chips.