Monday, 14 November 2011

Banana chips

Banana Chips is an integral part of the traditional Kerala meal called sadya had during weddings and traditional festivals such as Onam.The deep fried chips tend to be a savoury, high calorie product that is eaten as a snack food. Banana Chips stalls are very common in Kerala railway stations and bus stands. Any visitor coming from Kerala would most likely bring these chips for family and friends. Here is how you can make it in your kitchen itself.

What you need for Banana chips:
  • Raw Banana / Ethakka -2 peeled 
  • Turmeric powder-1/2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for deep fry
The preparation method:
  • Remove the green outer skin of the raw bananas, immerse them in cold water with 1/2 tsp of turmeric powder.Dissolve a tsp of salt in 1/4 cup of water and keep aside.
  • Heat 2 cups of coconut oil, till it 'just' smokes up, in a kadai. You can use any other oil but coconut oil gives an unique flavour.
  • Shake off the excess water and slice the banana, using a slicer into the hot oil.
  • Turn them gently over to facilitate an 'even' frying.It is very imp to check the heat of the oil every time.It should neither be too smoky nor dull.
  • When the chips turn to a golden yellow colour, sprinkle a little salt water directly into them.At this point the water content would turn the oil bubble up with a loud fizzy noise.Keep away; turn again gently until the noise and the bubbles settle down. Sieve them out of the oil using a perforated ladle.
  • Line a flat tray with any sort of oil absorbent paper so as to drain the excess oil if any and spread the chips to let them cool.
  • Cool and store them in an airtight container.

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