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Monday, May 11, 2009

Plantain Chips

Plantain tree is the most useful tree, every part of it could be used in one way or the other... Stem to Plantain peels are used in one way or the other in cooking or as an aid for cooking... Plantain Chips are a staple snack of Kerala State in India, no one can ever perfect the art of Plantain Chips making like people from Kerala... I love the way its cooked and served hot on a cold rainy day, the climate keeps every one or atleast me in an imbalanced diet one day its cold and the other day its hot and sizzling... Yup, like any other cold day I felt like munching something crunchy then I pulled out a few Plantains from the pantry to make chips...



Ingredients:

Raw Plantains - 2-3 nos.
Turmeric Powder - 1 tbsp
Salt to Taste
Water
Cooking Oil for frying (Coconut Oil brings out the best of the flavors)

Method:



Peel the green skin off the Plantains (you can reserve them to make subzi out of them, there is hardly anything to waste from a Plantain tree). Slice the Plantain into thin rings and sprinkle Salt, Turmeric Powder and Water and mix well.

Heat Oil in a pan and fry the Plantains in batches, Coconut Oil heats up pretty quick. Stir in the spatula a coupla time not letting them to over cook and brown, turn the Plantain rings so both sides cook evenly.

Using a perforated Spatula drain the chips off the Oil and lay them on a kitchen tissue, remove the excess Oil. You can Microwave the chips thus making it more healthy, for about 10-12 mins @ 350 Degree F.

70 comments:

Srilakshmi said...

Lovely chips! They look perfect.. I remember as a kid buying them from "Hot chips" and gorging on them.

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VineelaSiva said...

Hai the chips looks yummy.I love this chips but i dont know how to prepare.Is coconut oil compulsory or we can use canola oil.Nice post.

ARUNA said...

wow u made it, tht's awesome!!!I love these n used to buy them from bakery bac in India!!!

Ashwini said...

My favourite chips. Looks so yumm and tempting.

Renuka said...

wow..chips look great..

Mangala Bhat said...

wowowowo..yummy ... crunchy ..very nice clicks :)

Vishali said...

Love the crunchy munchy plaintain chips....Ramya :)

SAILAJA said...

looks yummy!!!!!!!!

Rush said...

awesome..i feel like diggin in rite away..can u courier some?

kittymatti said...

fantastic!! This is my favorite snack dear!

Vrinda said...

U r right v use coconut oil for frying,that brings the real flavour..Those chips looks perfect and crispy..yummm

Priya said...

Yum!! crispy chips looks fabulous!

anudivya said...

Yeah, I make this in the microwave/oven too, and turns out beautiful. I don't miss the frying as much. But love the way yours look.

Padma said...

Lovely...one of my favourite :)

Pooja said...

Yummy and crispy chips Ramya..Looks lovely..

Sujatha said...

one of my fav chips.. sounds so simple! Yeah, I remember that coconut oil flavour.. hmm, missing it.. :)

Ushanandini said...

WOW! Plantain chips! I'm a big addict to this snack! It's so lovely and crispy! Wonderful *crunch* *munch* snack Ramya!

srikars kitchen said...

Crisp chips,, wow.. tempting & delicious..

Smitha said...

This is a kerala specialtity.
One question.... when u add water to the plaintain slices and the fry, will the oil not splutter????

Gita's Kitchen said...

The chips look very cripsy Ramya...I can never make crispy chips like that :( I have also started craving for nentharam chips after reading this post :)

doggybloggy said...

ramya your chips are perfect....

Trupti said...

Chips looks very delicious, perfect like store bought & easy to make Ramya. My 4 yr old loves these..next time I will try these at home

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

hmmm crispy banana chips Rams u definitely on cooking sphere I guess..a very simple recipe da

Pooja said...

Wow crispy yummy chips! Its snack time here and I love to have it now!

Divya Vikram said...

These make me nostalgic Ramya! They have come out perfect!

Varsha Vipins said...

oh..yumm..upperiii..Thats ma fav chips Ramya..courier me some..will ya..;)

Priyameena said...

I totally agree about the Kerala chips..Those are special.I just love the way they cook it..
Yours looks exactly like kerala chips..CRISPY

Avisha said...

Yummmmmmm!! chips.I do make them too but with regular oil.Great for snacking.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Crispy and yummy!

Renu said...

They look just perfect!!!!

Laavanya said...

That looks just awesome Ramya.. my husband's aunt.. sprinkles salt into the oil while the plaintain slices are frying. I prefer your method though.

Anonymous said...

microwaving chips...phew..the result would be a bummer!!!! do u know the difference between microwaving and baking.....

Prathibha said...

lovely chips lol....looking great..

Bergamot said...

Your chips look really great. I used to watch banana chips being fried on the streets of Matunga in Mumbai and wonder how they make it so thin and crisp and sigh that I could never get them right. Thanks for your recipe, will try it sometime.

Chitra said...

I too made the same last week but with MW..will try with turmeric powder next time:)

Sharmila said...

I love these chips so much ... had no idea I can make them at home. Thanks Ramya! :-)

jayasree said...

Chips have come out well. Crisp with a golden yellow color.

Sushma said...

lovely golden colored chips.., who doesn't like them?
You are tempting me to snatch few from your blog.., I'm all drooling here..

Lavanya said...

hmmmmm.. yummy chips ramya..looks so good!!

Pavithra said...

Yummy chips ramya ... hope you are missing A1 chips...

Indhu said...

yummy... can keep eating these :)

Parita said...

Wow yummy i love plantain chips..they looks perfect..i wish i cud have some right now :)

Veggie Food Journal said...

Plantain chips and a hot cup of filter coffee make a great combo.

Veggie Food Journal said...

Plantain chips and a hot cup of filter coffee make a great combo.

Akal's Saappadu said...

nice recipe; my sister loves these banana chips and I thought that we need to prepare this after sun dry ing them etc... I see that your method doesn't require sundrying, very simple and has come out perfect too :) will try this some time :)

Madhumathi said...

Your plantain chips look great..These are addictive..I can't stop eating plantain chips :)

jayasri said...

i luv banana chips, whenever my husband goes to kerala at least i ask him to bring 2 kgs !!, so i take my big share and hide it to gobble on it.., i luv them with pepper and salt too.., your chips are looking so perfect, never ever tried doing it, and about the peel subzi i want to know about it, what do u do with them please share..., this method looks very simple & easy, why don't u send it to 15-minute cooking !!

Happy cook said...

You are making me hoesick now.
Love these banana chips, it is ages ago i have made them.
I want to have that whole bowl of chips.

Purva Desai said...

chips look perfect crunchy, crispy and ready to eat :) and ur right coconut oil will enhance the flavours of the chips

Kitchen Flavours said...

Sometime back valarmathi bought this from her native.....I liked them a lot...Looks yum...

Swapna said...

Banana chips are my all time favourite....yours looks really crispy Ramya...

UjjU said...

Yummy! I can finish that entire lot in your picture in one go! romba nalla irukku :)

AnuSriram said...

Hmmmm... crunchy munchy chips.. You make me crave for some!

Sathya Sankar said...

Crunchy chips, very yummy :)

Vicky Xavier. said...

You are tempting me dear. I have never achieved such a nice color till now:)
Ur chips look heavenly.

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Vani said...

Looks yum, Ramya! Freshly made and crunchy..

Ashwini said...

i love nethram pazha chips...does this taste similar to tha chips???

Lakshmiganth said...

Hello Mrs.Ramya,

Nice recipes, could u pls cum down to india and cook all this for me...:P

Vanamala said...

oh wow looks crispy will try

Kalyani said...

lovely chips ... i love them ... looks great ramya ......

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

My favourite chips. We soak the peeled plantain in turmeric water for couple of hours to get the yellow color. Looks crunchy and nice click dear:).

Sakshi said...

Ramya this time am not gonna whine and crib as I just got a few raw ones this weekend from the Indian Store..now all I need is the will power to make them..these were my all time fave munching buddies. Love your pics and will try it out and let you know how they came out.

Sweta said...

I make it in the microwave whenever I feel like eating it-but,it doesn't taste anything like the one's deep fried in pure coconut oil!!

Nirvana said...

This recipe brings back so many memories! I used to have these all the time as a child but haven't had any in forever. I will have to make these sometime - thanks for sharing the recipe :)

Jeena said...

We normally buy these in bags so it would be great to make homemade. You cooked them perfectly - it takes a good cook to make chips!

Bong Mom said...

The chips look lovely and real crisp too

Valarmathi said...

Looks perfect and delicious.

lissie said...

perfect banana chips! these are one of my favorite snacks :))

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