Ria's Collection: Homemade Banana Chips & I hit half century~51th post~

Friday, July 24, 2009

Homemade Banana Chips & I hit half century~51th post~

I hit half century today! Woohoo!! :)) Never knew I would come this far!! :) So today's post is an all Malayali's fave snack... Banana chips!! It is for sure that each Malayali carries atleast one pack of it when he/she goes out of Kerala! I used to carry min 1.5 kilos everytime I went to my hostel... loved munching on it :) And I still do :)
It might seem difficult to make these at home...but they are not and they taste 200% better than store made or even freshly fried from local shops. Once you are bitten by the home made taste then you will never buy from other sources.
Homemade Banana Chips
The way my mom makes

Raw bananas
Turmeric powder(optional)

  • Peel the raw bananas and leave it in water for 1 hour.
  • Heat oil (deep frying) and when it is real hot slice the bananas directly into the oil.
  • Stir slightly so that they dont stick together.
  • You can add salt and a pinch or two of turmeric into it at this stage. ( we don't add turmeric and we add the salt later otherwise we might not be able to use the salty oil later)
  • Fry till it's nicely yellow on the outside and crisp looking. Taste in between :D
  • Drain them on kitchen towels. You can add salt at this stage too and toss them well.
  • Store it in airtight tins.
Try this and be sure to get addicted! :) It's a perfect all-time snack! Let your mouth keep munching all the way!! :)
Happy Friday everyone!! :)


Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Congratulations! Those fried banans look so scrumptious! I love your pictures!



alice said...


Zoe said...

Congrats! I love the idea of homemade banana chips, so much cheaper than buying them at the store.

Divya Kudua said...

Wow Ria..the chips look excellent:):)..Amma used to make it in bulk during Krishnashtami where we have a custom of sending truckloads of goodies to the married-daughters house[in this case-ME:)].Banana chips is one of her superhit dishes.Thats a great tip of using salt at a later stage.

I loved the idea of chips in paper cones..Yumm...I could munch on it forever..:)

Chitra said...

Hi..first time here..congrats on hitting half century..I love ur blog because u have posted so many recipes which i was searching for..Nice chips too..:)Good job!!

Pooja said...

Congrats on your half century! The banana chips look so delicious! I agree with you. Nothing can beat the taste of home made chips!

Liz said...

Congrats! I love the idea of adding tumeric, they look sooo good!

Abhilash said...

No comments on Banana chips as I already knew how to make them.

But the pictures in your post, rather I should say pictures in all your posts are really clear and awsome. You maintain a good quality and good place holders.

Good work.

Ann said...

Congrats! WOW... I love banana chips, My all time Fav.. that too homemade, it must be sooo tasty.

Unknown said...

OMG you made homemade banana chips!! Would you believe that I didnt know they could be made at home before this! I thought they must be dehydrated or something first, since they are so thin :P :P
And btw, Congratulations on 50 posts! I really thought you had more :P

Suparna said...

congratulations dearie!! Home made banana chips seems a brilliant idea to celebrate!! it looks crispy and superb tea time snack!
nice clicks

Ivy said...

OMG, these look delicious. I never heard of banana chips before.

Varsha Vipins said...

Congrats Ria..all nostalgic abt this snack..!

Bombay Foodie said...

Congrats! Banana chips seem to be the perfect way to celebrate

lissie said...

congrats Ria...I know you will hit the century soon! banana chips looks so perfect and crunchy...my all time favourite snack!

saffronapron.blogspot.com said...

One of my fav chips apart from chakka varthathu is banana chips. Have some doubts teacher :)
why do u put the banana in water?
2)will the oil not crackel and plutter when u chop wet plaintain into it?

Shabs.. said...

Thats another good one ria...have to make this someday...my mom makes it exactly the same way, but she doesnt soak it in water....she washes it off after peeling and then wipe the excess water off. She also mixes salt and turmeric with little water and sprinkle it in oil when it is being fried.....Adipoli....

Justin said...

very interesting. should the bananas be ripe or unripe? i'm thinking unripe because they probably can't be too soft.

Padhu Sankar said...

Chips looks so tempting !! Drop by
when u find time

Unknown said...

hi ria.. i am a supperrr beginner cook... so can u plz explain the salt part...how i add it when am deep frying??

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