Sunday, July 31, 2011

Varutha Upperi / Banana Chips

The Kerala special banana chips; anyone would be ready to munch it anytime. I have never seen anyone at my home making this chips. We always get it from the store – Kumaran chips – shop located below the over bridge.

Last time when we prepared the sadhya, I felt that varutha upperi and sharkara upperi (fried banana chips dipped in jaggery syrup and garnished with spice powders – recipe coming soon) was missing and wanted  to give a try. Yeah – that was a success.

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Ingredients:

Raw Banana             --   2 big
Turmeric powder   --   ¼ tsp
Oil                                  --   To deep fry
Salt                                --   To taste
Water                           --   1 cup

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Preparation of chips:

Peel the banana and cut it into four – length wise. Now cut them into small not so thin and not so thick pieces.  Transfer them into a bowl of  water mixed with the turmeric powder, to soak them as and when you cut it.  Apply oil on your hands / wear a gloves while cutting the banana to avoid stains.

Once you are ready to fry, drain the water completely. Make salt water by adding required amount of salt in a cup of water and keep aside.

Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan. The oil should be really hot before you fry. Test by dropping in a piece of banana. It should sizzle and come up. Reduce the flame to medium and add the first batch. Make sure that it is not overcrowded.

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When the chips are almost done, ie the oil stops bubbling; reduce the flame to low and  sprinkle the salt water carefully. Make sure that you do not burn yourself with the splashing oil. You can keep the pan covered until the oil is calm.

Stir once and drain it into a colander kept on plate to collect the excess oil. Transfer this onto a paper towel and let it cool.

Store in an air tight container. This stays good for almost a month.

 

NB:

  1. The oil should be really hot before you add the bananas and then simmer to medium once you add them. So you need to switch between high and medium through all the batches.
  2. Reduce the amount of salt water sprinkled for the next batches as the oil should already be having salt in it.

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39 comments:

  1. I have never made banana chips before! They look so crunchy and inviting!

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  2. Crunchy and crispy any-time snack

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  3. avide onam nerathe thudangiyoo..?
    it looks so crisp :)

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  4. wow! crispy tasty chips..started onam preparations :)

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  5. nitha, chips looks yummy n crispy!!nice click as usual!!

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  6. Crispy & too tempting Nitha!!!! Send me some...plzzzzz... :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  7. My most favorite snack :) Looks so crispy and yummy. Nice clicks :)

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  8. Crunchy munchy they look ~ perfect tea time snack :)
    US Masala

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  9. Perfect Banana chips...wish I cud get some right now...Here no chance of getting raw banana :{

    http://www.panchamrutham.blogspot.com/

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  10. Colorful and yummy looking chips. Looks great.

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  11. yummy homemade chips....very nice clicks too...

    http://anuzhealthykitchen.blogspot.com/2011/07/event-berries-strawberry-desserts.html

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  12. I love them anytime..they r a good snack..:)

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  13. My fav snack..looks crispy n yummy

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  14. Wow adipoli crispy and yummy

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  15. Wish I could get that plate ryt now :D

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  16. Adipoli , chips looks totally yum

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  17. nalla crisp clicks nitha!!! upperi adipoli!!

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  18. Homemade banana chips..awesome..yumm!!!

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  19. Crispy chips !!! First time here. Loved your recipes.

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  20. It would be great if u could pass that bowl herer ....yumm

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  21. loved munching on these. lovely recipe and I can make these at home.

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  22. delicious looking banana chips lovely snacks for anytime

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  23. I love to munch on this just anytime of the day. It's so addictive elle? Your crisp and gorgeous shots make it looks more tempting and real!

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  24. Adipoli Nitha..Kandittu kothi sahikkan vayyee..

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  25. I love both the sweet and salted upperi. Clicks are so tempting...

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  26. Crunchy, crispy, tasty and healthy snack. Love it.

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  27. Mmm this looks yummy -- would love to taste it!

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  28. Nice & crispy clicks, love fried food anytime...

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  29. One of my favorite snack item, banana chips looks so tempting and nice clicks too...

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