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Thursday, January 7, 2016

BANANA CHIPS (ETHAYKA UPPERI)






Banana chips is the most popular snacks in Kerala. In Kerala it is widely known as Upperi. This delicious snack is vary easy to make and at the same time very tasty. Compared to potatoes and tapioca chips, banana chips contain less carbs.
Banana Chips - Ethayka Upperi
It is close to 4 pm and usually I have coffee, some biscuits and smoke kind of other snack around this time. For the past week I have been having puffs, biscuits, samosa etc. But during all those times, one snack kept creeping into my mind, and that is banana chips. This snack is like a magnet cause every time I am done making this snack, the plate gets empty. Don't get me wrong, it is not me who is finishing up the snack, but the kids. Alright Fine! I dig in too with them :). It is one of our most favorite snacks and most of everyone would love it especially kids. 

INGREDIENTS

Prep Time: 25 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins

Total Time: 
45-50 mins






  • Plantain (raw banana)            - 5
  • Coconut Oil                      - 4 cups
  • Turmeric Powder                  - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt                             - 1 tsp
METHOD OF PREPARATION STEP BY STEP

1. Take well matured raw plantains, make a shallow cut on the skin of the plantain using a knife from top to bottom and peel off the skin using hand or knife. In a bowl mix water and turmeric powder and keep the peeled plantains immersed in that turmeric water for about 15 minutes. Then drain the water and pat dry with clean clothe or paper towel to remove excess water in the plantain (banana).

2. Before slicing the banana, apply some oil on the hands to prevent banana stains. Slice the banana really thin with a knife or long blade in the grater. My mom used to pat dry each slice with hand or clean towel to remove moisture in the banana slices. I know this is very time consuming step to pat dry each slice, otherwise the slices will stick together while frying.

3. Heat oil in a deep, wide mouthed pan over medium heat. The oil should be really hot before putting the banana slices. Check the hotness of the oil by adding a slice of banana, it would starts bubbling and comes to the surface very immediately if the oil is real hot. 

4. Fry the banana chips with constant stirring to remove the clumps . Because clumps will not become crispy. When the chips become half fried sprinkle some salt water into the oil. Be careful while sprinkling the salt water, do not pour salt water into the hot oil, just sprinkle. Otherwise put some powdered salt and shake the chips after frying. 
Fry the chips till it becomes crispy and golden light brown. Do not let it turn red.

5.Remove the chips from oil to a colander/ strainer/ paper towel  spread in a wide bowl to remove excess oil in the chips. Fry the remaining banana slices and repeat the same steps. Let the chips cool and store them in a clean airtight container.

ENJOY YOUR DELICIOUS
 4PM SNACK!!!

Hope you like it
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Recipe Type: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Location: Amma's Kitchen
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