Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Plantain Chips-Banana (Raw Banana) Chips-Vazhakkai Chips

My mom has come to stay with me for a few days. As I have already mentioned, she is an expert in making variety of snacks and pickles. She made banana chips for Bisi bele bath yesterday and my children loved it very much. Once in a while you can indulge in these deep fried delicacies. Banana chips can also be served with variety rice like lemon rice, tomato rice, Mint Pulao, brinjal rice, peas pulao, tamarind rice, coconut rice etc. Today we will learn how to make Raw Banana Chips-Valakkai Varuval/Chips following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Raw banana chips-Vazhakkai Chips

Raw Banana Chips-Vazhakkai Chips

Raw Banana Chips-Plantain Chips

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves: 2-3
 Recipe CategorySnacks
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian
 Author:

   Ingredients needed

   Raw Banana (vazhaikkai) -2
   Oil for deep frying
   Salt to taste


Preparations

Peel the skin of raw banana and keep the bananas in water as shown in the picture below to prevent discoloration.

Mix 3/4 tsp of salt in 1/4 cup of water and keep it aside. Before frying, take the banana from the water and shake off excess water.

raw banana-vazhakkai
Method

Heat oil in a kadai, when the oil is hot, slice the bananas directly into the oil using the slicer (the number of banana slices you add depends on the amount of oil you have heated).

Mix it with a ladle so that they do not stick together.

Add a tsp of salt water gently and carefully. You will hear a loud bubbling noise when salt water is added to the oil. (See pic 1 and 2 CW below) Do not panic.

how to make Plantain chips-Vazhakkai varuval
Flip it over to the other side and fry both sides well till it is crisp and golden in color. The bubbling noise will also subside when it is done. (see pic above)

Remove it from oil with a slotted ladle and drain on a paper towel.When it cools, store it in an air tight container.

Repeat the same process for the rest of the bananas.

Enjoy it as such or with tea or any variety rice.

Note - If your are not confident to slice the bananas directly into the oil , then slice it separately, batch by batch and then fry them also batch by batch in oil. Do not keep the sliced banana pieces in water. Slice and fry immediately.

How to check if the oil is hot enough to fry the raw banana slices - Just drop a single slice of raw banana, if it raises to the surface immediately, the oil is perfect for frying.

Shelf life and Storage - Store it in an air tight container at room temperature. It will stay fresh for 10-12 days.

Meet you all again with more interesting recipes, till then it is bye from Padhu of Padhuskitchen.com

32 comments:

  1. oh wowee- nothing to beat mom's food & pampering- enjoy, lovely clicks of the vazhakkai chips ! yumm

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  2. Crispy and delicious looking banana chips...Very well explained

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  3. Dear Padhu
    I love banana chips , especially the ones fried in Coconut oil.
    While you were frying Banana chips, I was making a Bong dish with the banana peel paste. Wait for the posting .
    Have a nice day

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  4. crispy and looking so thin chips are inviting

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  5. Delicious and crispy..love this any time.

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  6. wow crispy and yummy chips..:)

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  7. I'd been looking for this one...thanks a lot for sharing the recipe. :)

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  8. My all time favorite chips, so now I can enjoy at my home. Thanx for the recipe. Your's look inviting.

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  9. I wud love to have these crispy chips with a bowl of bisibellebath..:-)

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  10. very crispy and yummy ...
    www.rajafood.blogspot.com

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  11. Am so gonna want to eat rt now..

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  12. How thinly sliced and perfectly done chips... Looks so crispy...

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  13. looks great! Thank you for sharing your knowledge, i have alaways wondered how to make banana chips and now I am aware!

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  14. I just love banana chips so much. A mild salty and crispy chips is the best snack I would ever want :)

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  15. so crunchy... love it.. its cooked perfect. nice color.

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  16. Home made banana chips!! They look very thin and crisp!! Just to munch it as snacks or with plain curd rice, this would be excellent!! :-)

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  17. Delicious and crispy..love this any time.

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  18. Perfect for any variety rice...Thanks for sharing...

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  19. They have come out so thin and crispy just yum!

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  20. My fav chips!!! Nothing like the homemade ones..!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  21. Looks crispy.. Made perfect.. Lovely clicks as usual..

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  22. Chips A1!!!!! :) :)
    kadaiyil vangara chips mathiriye super-a irukku!

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  23. hie can u tell me how to make banana chips with masala flavour..?

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  24. How to prepare spicy chips? Like the ones containing chilly powder? When should i add chilly powder in that case?

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  25. Sprinkle on the chips immediately after taking from the oil, after it cools, mix it well. Follow this procedure for every batch.
    About the papdis- may be your papdis were thick. Did you add baking soda as it will give crispness

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  26. Hi, Why there is a need to sprinkle some water in the oil while deep frying?

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    1. Otherwise the salt will not stick to the plantain or raw banana. For banana chips alone it is done like that (just a tsp of salt water). For Potato chips, you can add salt and chilli powder after removing the chips from the kadai.

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  27. Hi.when we fried them they were not crispy?should we dry them before deep frying?

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    1. You have to slice the banana directly into the hot oil .You should not put it in water after slicing. When you take the peeled banana from the water, shake off the water or wipe it a little (if needed) and slice directly into the hot oil. Your banana chips will be crispy if you follow this method.

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  28. Can we add turmeric powder in oil along with salt water

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    1. Not required for this. but if you want to add turmeric powder,then follow my Nendran Chips recipe.

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