The exotic cuisine of Kerala presents this Raw Banana Chips made out of a Plantain called Nendran. These thin, crisp, salty chips are globally popular for their mesmerizing taste. It gives unique taste since fried in coconut oil and the method of making is very different from making other chips. Since my mother in law is native of Kerala we never buy this from shops and she makes it often. We love to have it as snacks and with rice too…
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Raw Banana (Nendran Banana) 8 to 10
Turmeric powder 1 tea spoon
Salt 1 1/2 tea spoons
Coconut Oil for deep frying
Grease your palms with half tea spoon of oil. Put a vertical slit on the the bananas as shown in the photo and peel the skin off.
Slice them to thin rounds with a vegetable slicer. Spread them on a paper or kitchen towel till the oil gets heated.
Heat oil for deep frying in a pan. In a cup take 100 ml of water. Add turmeric powder and salt to it. Put a spoon in it and keep nearby. Once the oil is well heated put handful of banana slices to oil. Now keep the flame medium and fry the chips.
Keep stirring till the oil bubbles minimise and the frying sound becomes less. Pour two teaspoons of water mixture to the oil. it gives out bubbles and noise for a while and settles down. Transfer the chips to a bowl.
Repeat the process with the rest of the slices. For the next lots decrease the amount of water mixture while adding to the oil since very time it absorbs salt. This chips tastes too good when done with semi ripened banana.
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