Saturday, 12 September 2009

Nendran Chips/ Banana Chips

Nendran chips is one of the popular snacks in the southern Indian state of Kerala. These are fried in coconut oil and sprinkled with salt water. They are called "Upperi" or "Kaya Varuthathu". They are an important item in Onam Sadya, or during festive occasions.

Raw Nendran banana - 2
Salt - 1 tsp
Oil for deep frying

Dissolve 1 tsp salt in 1/4 cup of water.
Peel the Nendran bananas. Do not throw away the peels. It can be used to make thoran (Recipe coming soon...).
Slice the bananas into thin rounds.

Heat oil in a pan.Deep fry the banana pieces in batches.
When they turn yellow, sprinkle 2 tsp salt water into the oil.
Fry till the water evaporates fully.
Drain on a paper towel and store in a air tight container.

Preparation Time: About 30 mins

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