March 21, 2017

Raw Banana Chips | Vazhakkai Varuval

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Summer holidays are almost going to begin in a few weeks time and the kids will be home having fun playing around with friends. This is that time of the year when parents look for various ideas to cater to children's sudden hunger pangs. Not always can we run to the kitchen to whip up snacks for kids . Its best to have some dried snacks handy to attend to their uncalled for munching time. I will try to present some home made snacks in the coming days. Even if the snacks are deep fried,its always best to make it at home because we will use the best of ingredients and most important part will be the quality of oil which we always worry about when buying snacks from outside,

Chips in any form are children's favorite..why alone children? Even we adults get addicted to potato chips and banana chips very easily. This Banana chips is very close to my heart as I have grown up seeing my grandma and mom make these in big dabbas for all of us to munch on.  Grandpa would help grandma in slicing the bananas thinly and spread it on a huge white towel while grandma would fry it patiently as I would await to get my share from her. On the other hand,mom would slice the bananas directly over the oil with absolute precision ..I am scared to do that so I followed by grandmom's old way of slicing - spreading - frying . Slightly lengthy,but safe as we donot have to bother about balancing the slicer on the hot oil...

Preparation Time : 15 mins
Frying Time : 30-40 mins
Makes  - 200-250 gms (approx)
Complexity : Medium High

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2-3 medium sized raw bananas
1 teaspoon salt
oil for frying

  • Mix the salt in some water in a cup a keep aside.
  • Peel the skin of the bananas and soak them in water to prevent it from turning black.
  • Take a slicer or with a knife make thin slices of the bananas and spread it on a nice big cotton towel.
  • Heat the oil in a kadai and once it reaches the heating point turn it to medium flame.
  • Drop the banana slices one by one in batches and fry only on MEDIUM FLAME. 
  • It will start bubbling a lot as soon as drop in the slices,wait until the bubbling reduces,quickly take about half spoon of salt water and spread it in the oil. The moment you do this stay away as oil will start spluttering with a lot of noise. Donot Panic,it will subside in 20 -30 sec.
  • Slowly turn the batch of chips to the other side and fry until golden brown. Drain and take it out in a bowl.
  • You can add any seasoning like chilli powder,pepper powder or chat masala at this stage . 
  • Repeat the frying process for the entire batch .Yummy home made chips is ready to eat.
  • Store it in a dry container and keep away from moisture.

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