What You Need
Raw Banana (Plantain): 4 no
Turmeric powder: ½ teaspoon
Salt water : 3 tablespoon salt in 1 tablespoon water
Water : 8 cup
Oil : for frying (I used Canola oil, use Coconut oil for authentic taste)
How I made
In a sauce pot add water and turmeric and keep aside. Peel plantain skin (you will see white flesh) and put in the water for 30 minutes. This will remove the stickiness of plantain and will be easy to slice them and preserve the color and also prevent them from sticking while frying.
Slice the plantain into round or oval of 1/8 inch thickness using a mandoline. Dry the sliced pieces in baking sheet lined with kitchen tissue or towel.
Heat the oil in a deep pot until they are hot (not smoking). Fry the pieces in the hot oil without overcrowding them. Occasionally give stir to flip them and keep them from sticking together.
Once they are ¾ done (around 5 minutes or you will hear sizzling sound while turning them) add 1 teaspoon of salt water and close the pot with a lid (this will prevent splashing, be careful with this method, if you are not comfortable you can add salt later) and remove the lid a minute or two later to check if the splashing has stopped. Fry for another 2 minutes or until golden brown and remove them with a slotted spoon into plate lined with paper towels for draining the excess oil.
Next batch reduce the salt content as salt is already present in the oil. Continue until you finish frying all plantains.
If you are not using the salt water, season with salt once you removed from the oil.
Enjoy these chips with hot tea or coffee.
Preparation time: 1 hour
Yield : 4 serving or about 80to 90 chips
Verdict: Addictive. Tasty
Will you make it again: More often as long as I can get raw plantains.
This is Swathi ( Ambujom Saraswathy) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.