Ethakka Upperi Recipe - Banana Chips Recipe - Kerala Banana Chips Recipe

Everybody likes to munch something and when it comes to munching the best snacks is obviously chips. Banana chips  are a popular snack in Kerala (South India)Sliced banana  fried in coconut oil and sprinkled with salt, called upperi or kaya varuthathu in malayalam. Both ripe and unripe bananas are used for this variant, sometimes they are coated with jaggery to form sweet variants.They holds a very important place in Kerala Sadya , a vegetarian feast prepared during festive occasions.


Ethakka Upperi Recipe - Banana Chips Recipe - Kerala Banana Chips Recipe
Preparation Time : 20 minutes
Cooking time : 30 minutes
Serves : 4-6

Ingredients :
Raw Banana(Plantain)/Nenthran Kaya : 4 nos
Turmeric powder : 1/2 tsp
Salt water :1 tsp in 1/2 cup water
Cooking Oil for frying (For authentic taste use Coconut oil)


How to make 
Ethakka Upperi - Banana Chips - Kerala Banana Chips :

1. In a large pan add water and turmeric powder and keep aside.
2. Peel the outer skin of the bananas and immerse them in the turmeric water for 10-20 minutes. (Note : This will remove the stickiness of plantain and preserve the color.)
3. Slice it into thin round pieces. You can use a slicer or a knife, just ensure that the pieces are thin and dry the sliced pieces in baking sheet or in a plate lined with kitchen tissue.
4. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan on medium heat.(Note: It should neither be too smoky nor dull).
5. Slide the sliced bananas into hot oil without overcrowding them. Occasionally give stir to flip them and keep them from sticking together.
6. When it is half done; approximately 8 mins. Minimize the flame to its lowest and sprinkle the saline solution; immediately close the pot with a lid. (this will prevent splashing) and remove the lid after a couple of minutes.
7. When the bubbling diminishes completely, turn over the flame to medium and gently toss them on every side. (Note : To see whether it's done, take one and crush it . If still soft or squishy inside it's not done, so simmer and fry in hot oil until it attains a crisp.)
8. Remove to a tissue paper and store in an airtight container. Serve and Enjoy!


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Have a Good Day All!
Sangeetha

49 comments:

  1. wow.........I'm gland that I'm the first one to comment..perfect banana chips dear........can u pls. send me some ........

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  2. Looks mouthwatering Sangeetha. Just cannot stop munching the whole bunch in no time. Please pass me some :)

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  3. This looks and sounds delicious! I haven't had banana chips in so long!

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  4. chips looks yummy and delicious...

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  5. Mouthwatering dear... Looks delicious... Please pass me some..

    Happy Pongal dear...

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  6. wow!!!! looks like store bought...tempting

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  7. Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving such beautiful comment:)
    My husband loves banana chips, will make some for him:)
    You have a nice blog...have added you in my blog roll :)

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  8. upperi looks perfect...i love to eat with tea.

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  9. Hey Sangeetha,Came Here From the lovely comment u left,I Wonder how I missed reading ur blog??I must say u have an awesome blog...Nice Collection of Recipes....Typical kerala Style,which I love and Admire a lot...

    Chips Looks alluring with cup of hot tea....

    Great Going..
    N'Joy Blogging n Happy Cooking....

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  10. i love eating these but never knew how to make them! thanks!

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  11. I love these chips!! I had no idea you could make them so well at home :) Thanks for sharing..

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  12. delicious banana chips!! I used to eat lots of them when I was in mangalore..now i will give it a try doing them at home!

    n thanks for following my blog dear! M glad I could discover ur blog :) I loved ur blog alot n will be a regular visitor now :)

    Renuka
    http://cookingyummy.blogspot.com/

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  13. Never get tired of these chips..I made them last week too..but your pics making me crave...:D

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  14. That looks so perfect and really crispy...home made ones are the best actually....and a very happy pongal sangeetha...

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  15. Chips looks crispy and perfect! My fav chips cant stop munching till i finish the whole bunch.

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  16. The chips have come out great, they looks perfect.

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  17. Ahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! My favourite chips. I would love to finish off the whole plate if u let me do it.

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  18. Mmmmmmmmm. Perfect thinly sliced chips. I wish I could grab some from the plate :):) Nice pic too which has made everyone drool.

    Chitchat
    http://chitchatcrossroads.blogspot.com/

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  19. Though this is a simple one haven't yet managed to make this since a long time..But your pciture really tempts me to make this very soon..Lovely!!!!!!!!

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  20. Your banana chips looks amazingly yummy! I'm so impressed that you have so many great snack recipes here. This is one of my most favorite snack, I usually buy it from Trader Joes. Thanks for sharing the recipe, I can't wait to give it a try, YUM! It sounds so easy to make too, Yay!

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  21. I have been eating the shop bought ones, thanks for the recipe! I might make it one day soon :)

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  22. Sangee, pack some for me dear.. Just cant helping drooling.. I took some chips back from home and I am still preserving it like treasure to save it for some more days ;) Tempting pics!

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  23. Sangeetha, send me some...am ready to munch it anytime..

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  24. Hi Sangeeta,

    these chips looks mouthwatering...You can make sweet one too...thanks for visiting my place..keep visiting..i'll be here..

    cheers

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  25. tea time snack nice click dear

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  26. Adipoli aanallo sangee.....tempting pics :).

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  27. karu mure thinan thonunuu...looks perfect ...

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  28. You are good.. is there anything you don't know how to make :) Tina had some chakka varuthathu and now you this... I have to hitch a ride to the Indian store to get some of this stuff and satiate my craving.

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  29. beautiful blog.
    I'll come back.
    See soon.

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  30. mouthwatering i love chips

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  31. Wow, Sangeetha..As Always a very beautiful ,well presented classic recipe. We all love these Banana Chips at our house. My MIL makes them at home. Now I'm surely going to try making these at home..They look crispy and PERFECT !!!!. Awesome Clicks.

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  32. I love banana chips...your looks super crunchy dear...very tempting :)

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  33. Super!! looks exactly like what we get from shops

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  34. pic pefect, colour perfect,appetising prfect-et all.

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  35. One of my favorite, looks too good.

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  36. Looks so perfect..Love to have it when watching TV...:)

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  37. OMG! look perfect Sangeetha...

    My favorite chips, all i can get here is the sweet version. Feel like grabbing some from the screen:)

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  38. Perfect & crispy chips sangee..Would like to try it sometimes for the chips fans in my home :D Thanks for sharing
    BTW tried ur zebra cake....It came out very well.Thank you for sharing this beautiful cake recipe.:)

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  39. Thx ALL for stoping by and taking time to drop lovely comments:)...try it, Im sure u will love it.

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  40. Wow I love this very much but have not prepared at home.Going to try this time

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  41. wonderfull snack Sangeetha! Never tried to make these. looks great.

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  42. wow super banana chips.

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  43. Angie3:19 PM

    Just finished my 1st batch and they're so crispy-licious. Hubby even said they were the best banana chips he had ever tasted (and I believe him, co's he's not a fan of any kind of chips!). I told him it's an Indian recipe.

    I'm so glad since it's my 1st attempt at chips. Thank you very much for sharing. Have a nice day.

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    1. Hello Angie,

      You're most welcome! I am so glad it worked out for you...Thank you so much for finding time to share the feedback...much appreciated!

      Cheers!
      Sangeetha

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  44. Hi,

    I have refered back to this post on my blog. Just thought would let you know. I love banana chips :) and yours looks so tempting!

    http://nerdycatalogblog.blogspot.in/2012/12/parachute-coconut-milk-moisturizing.html

    - Navya

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    1. Hello Navya, So good to have you here at kothiyavunu. Thanks for linking me back. Appreciated!

      Cheers!
      Sangeetha

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  45. Anonymous12:38 AM

    Thanks Sangita ,I am looking for it from long time, best healthy wafers.

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    1. You're welcome! Please do keep me posted when you try.

      Cheers!
      Sangeetha

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