Sarkara Varatti, Sarkara upperi

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5, 4 reviews

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Posted on 14, Aug 2015
Serving 3-4 people
Ready in 50-60 minutes
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Ingredients
  • Raw Banana / Plantain - 2 Nos, medium sized
  • Powdered Jaggery - ¾ cup
  • Dried ginger powder - ¾ Tablespoon
  • Cumin powder - ½ Teaspoon
  • Cardamom powder - ½ Teaspoon
  • Powdered sugar - 2 Tablespoon
  • Roasted Rice flour - 1 ½ Tablespoon
  • Water - ¼ cup
  • Coconut oil for frying
Directions
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  1. Remove the skin of banana, cut each of them lengthwise into halves . Then cut them into ¼ inch thick slices.
  2. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan; Once the oil is hot, add banana slices.(Refer Notes)
  3. Deep fry the slices until they become golden brown in color(Refer Notes). Transfer to a paper towel to remove excess oil.
  4. In a thick bottomed pan, heat jaggery and water till the jaggery melts. Strain into a bowl to remove the impurities.
  5. Then transfer the strained jaggery syrup into the same thick bottomed pan, boil again on medium flame, until it reaches a one string/strand consistency.
  6. When the syrup reaches the right consistency, lower the heat, add cardamom powder, cumin powder and mix well.
  7. Remove from flame; Add the fried banana pieces, stir well to coat and let it cool for 1 minute.
  8. Then add the ginger powder, rice powder, powdered sugar and toss well till banana pieces are coated nicely .
  9. Allow to cool completely. Store it in an airtight container.

Notes:

  • For frying banana slices,
    • Once the oil is really hot, add banana slices and fry on high heat for first 4 minutes.
    • Then lower the flame and fry till golden brown. Turn heat to high, for the last 2 minutes.
    • This method gives crispiness to sarkara varatti and prevent from absorbing more oil.
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