Jan 20, 2011

Vazhakkai chips / Raw Plantain(banana) chips

These chips are a great snack. These slightly salted, deep fried goodies also can be used to accompany any rice dishes. Amma usually serves these chips along with tomato rice, lemon rice or bisibelabath. They are so easy to make and a single plaintain yields a huge amount of chips. I made these last weekend along with sanbar saatham and we munched on the leftovers as an evening snack. The bananas need to be green and raw and not ripe.

Raw plantain/Banana - 1 (should not be ripe)
Oil for deep frying
Salt to taste

Peel the raw plantain and slice them very finely using a mandolin.

Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel and add around 12 to 15 slices a batch. Don't crowd the oil too much. With the slotted spoon, flip over the chips so that they get cooked on the other side as well.
When the chips turn golden brown, remove the chips with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.

Sprinkle some salt to taste. Store in an airtight container.
Munch on!


  1. freshly made banana chip are too good!...u made them perfect...a good evening snack...i haven't made them in ages...i am tempted enough to make them!

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  2. Love these chips, even i prepared yesterday...

  3. this is one of our favorite snack looks wonderful

  4. They make a very good snack... And they are easy to make too... Nice one Divya...

  5. I love the banana chips and brought a load of them from my Chennai trip . I make them fresh too but the coconut oil fried ones are the best n we don't use CO for frying usually.
    Your's look perfectly crisp.

  6. Is there a banana chips fest on somewhere on the blogs? So tempting all of them.

  7. Just now saw at Happy cook's space,you ppl are making me feel homesick,my mom makes it so well and yours looking so perfectly done!

  8. I too make the same way but i dont get to store it,it gets over soon

  9. pantains chips are my weakness. Looks ready to munch on.

  10. I want the bowl right now,who doesn't like these crisp chips :)

  11. Isnt that the perfect snack with tea.. reminds me of home.. beautiful presentation too..


  12. wow, they look so crunchy/munchy :)..my hubby's favorite..

    US Masala

  13. MMM looks so thin and perfectly crispy. Love plantain chips.

  14. Yummy! We grew up cooking up plantains in many ways. I love this deep-fried version the most ;) sprinkled with different spices and even amchur! Yummy!

  15. Sounds so good. ANd it's a great alternative to regular, old, boring potato chips. Thanks for sharing!

  16. A simple, but healthy and delicious looking snack!


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