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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Raw Banana Chips


Ah !!!!  I am back and finally I got to write something on my blog after a long break. After a years gap , changing to a new company,  settling down in a new city, Kochi- the Queen of Arabian Sea, I would like to add a snack, which is my husband's fav - Raw Banana Chips, to my menu.. :) My mom is an expert and she makes this chips often at home. My part was to watch and eat ;) She was surprised when I made it for her for the first time and it came out really crispy and became a good snack for tea. My hubby enjoyed it with rice. 

Ingredients

  1. Raw Banana - 500 gms
  2. Oil - to deep fry
  3. Salt - 2 tspn (to make a concentrated salt solution)
  4. Water - 1/4 cup
  5. Pepper powder - 1/4 teaspoon


How to make
Peel the skin of the bananas and put it in water so that the bananas wont get darkened.  Slice the bananas using a slicer.(Take the bananas out of water only when you want to slice them. Pat them dry before slicing).

Make a concentrated salt solution with the given amount of water and salt and keep it aside.  

Heat oil in a pan. Immediately put the sliced wafers to the oil. Make sure that the oil is really hot when you add the wafers.

Also, make sure that the slices you add are not sticking together. If the slices stick together then it will become soggy. If you directly slice the bananas to the oil then the slices wont stick together.
Stir it in regular intervels. 
When the wafers start turning golden in color and are crisp, keep the flame in sim and add 1 teaspoon of salt solution to the wafers, slowly. 


When the sizzling sound subsides, fry the chips in sim -to-medium flame so that the water content is removed completely and the chips become crispy. 
Manage the flame so that the  chips dont get burnt. 
Drain the chips to a kitchen tissue to absorb the rest of the oil content. 

Sprinkle a pinch of pepper powder over it and shake well so that the pepper mixes well on all wafers. 
Let it stay for 3 minutes and the transfer it to a container so that it doesnt loose the crispiness while you finish off the rest of the batches.
Repeat this for every batch of chips you make.
Store it in an airtight container and enjoy it with your evening tea or with rice :) 

Note: Fry the bananas in batches. Don't put too many slices at a time.


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