Banana Chips, Plantain Chips, Ethakka Upperi

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Posted on 8, Aug 2015
Serving 2-3 people
Ready in 60-80 minutes
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  • Raw Banana or Plantain - 2 Nos, big sized
  • Turmeric powder - ¼ Teaspoon + a pinch
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as required
  • Coconut Oil for deep frying
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  1. In a large bowl, add approx: 3-4 cups of water, ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder; Combine well and set aside.
  2. Remove the banana skin, dip the peeled bananas in the turmeric water for 30 minutes.
  3. After that, pat dry the plantain using a paper towel to remove the excess water content.
  4. Slice the plantain into ⅛ inch thickness using a mandoline/slicer.
  5. In a bowl, add the sliced banana pieces, a pinch of turmeric powder and salt; Sprinkle little water(approx: 1-2 Teaspoon) and gently mix it and keep aside for 5 minutes.
  6. Spread the sliced pieces in a big flat tray lined with kitchen tissue or towel for about 15-20 minutes for drying.
  7. Heat oil in a pan for deep frying, fry few pieces at a time in low heat; Stir and flip them occasionally to keep them from sticking together.
  8. Fry until the bubbles subside or fry until golden color (don't let to over-brown) and crispy for about 5-8 minutes.
  9. Drain them with a perforated spoon into a plate lined with paper towels for draining the excess oil and let them cool.
  10. Store in an airtight container.


  • To remove the banana skin, just put a lengthwise slit in the banana skin with a knife and peel off the skin.
  • Dipping peeled banana in turmeric water helps to remove the stickiness of plantain, and to preserve the color, and also prevent them from sticking while frying.
  • For deep frying, you can use any oil but coconut oil gives an authentic taste to the chips.
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