Banana chips are authentic Kerala snack prepared with raw plantain and deep fried in oil. This is very popular even among non-keralites. I always buy it from shop and this time I tried it in home. You can make it at home even though it is little time consuming. The crispiness depend on the thickness of slices. So try to make it thin as much as possible. You can use slicer or knife according to your choice.Also you can directly slice it into the oil or prepare the slices and fry it in batch wise.You can store this in airtight containers and use for 2-3 weeks. This is one of the items in the traditional Onam sadya.
- Raw plantain – 3
- Salt – 1 teaspoon
- Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon
- Water – 1/4 cup
- Coconut oil
- First peel the skin of banana and make thin slices.
- Dissolve salt and turmeric powder in water and keep it aside.
- Heat oil in a pan, add the slices into the oil, separate the slices to avoid stick together. stir gently for a minute.
- Add one teaspoon of salt water, stir using a ladle, so that the plantain slices will get cooked evenly.
- Once it is cooked and crispy remove from oil using a slotted ladle and drain the excess oil in paper towel.
- Repeat the same for all the batches of banana slices. Check the salt of fried banana and reduce / increase the salt water for the next batch.