20 Mar 2014

Vazhakkai Chips Recipe / Raw Banana Chips Recipe

As a child I remember eating these chips and yam chips and potato chips made by my mom, I remember taking them to school in my lunch box and even to college and I always remember these chips will always disappear first from my box, everybody loved it! Even at home when my mum made it, my brother and me, would never wait to have it with rice, it always got over instantly.

Vazhakkai Chips

These chips are so crispy just like the store bought ones. These can be had as tea time snacks. Kids would simply love munching on this. I had my mum do the scraping while I took pictures. There's no way, I could scrape and click pictures and she was not comfortable clicking pictures.

This was a huge hit with my kids. It was a treat to even see my one year old nibbling on these chips. I tell you, no one can eat just one!!!

Raw Banana Chips

Preparataion time 5 mins | Cooking time 15 mins | Makes about 2.5 cups

  • Raw Banana - 2 to 3
  • Oil - for deep frying
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp (or as needed)
  • Salt - to taste
Vazhakkai Chips

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1. Peel the skin of the raw bananas and set aside. It will discolor if left out. You can immerse in water to avoid discoloration but while slicing the chips, there should be absolutely no moisture sticking the raw banana. If immersing in water, wipe it clean before slicing. We just peeled the skin and started slicing immediately.

2. Heat oil in a kadai. Once the oil is hot, start scrapping / slicing the raw banana directly into the hot oil with the help of a good scrapper. Make sure the slices are thin. Simmer the flame while slicing and then turn it up to medium flame.
3. The number of raw banana slices depends on the amount of oil you have heated up.
4. Keep stirring the slices to avoid it from sticking to each other.
5. Flip it over, so both sides are cooked.

6. Once it's nice and golden and firm and the bubbles cease, remove to a plate with tissue paper and allow the excess oil to drain.
7. Repeat the process for the rest of the raw bananas.
8. Once the excess oil is drained, add salt and turmeric powder and mix well and evenly.
9. Enjoy!

Store in air tight boxes.

Vazhakkai Chips

1. You can add any masala. Since I was making this for my daughter, I used only turmeric powder. You can used red chilli powder.
2. If you keep the raw bananas immersed in water, make sure you completely wipe it off and remove all moisture before slicing.
3. If you are not comfortable to slice the raw banana over hot oil, then slice them separately and add in batches.

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  1. I just love this. For us, we enjoy the chips with rice. Ahhh!! Been such a long time. I have to look out for the bananas now.

  2. all time favorite... yum yum.....

  3. looks so perfect... lovely snack... :)

  4. Perfectly done....karu muru karu muru....kothiyavunnuuuuu......Love to crunch the entire chips.....

  5. Crunchy chips....wow lovely click...

  6. Crunchy chips love to munch at any time of d day.

  7. Wow who would not love this,fantastic :)

  8. crispy and crunchy chips, delicious...

  9. Crunchy and lovely chips :)

  10. all time favorite... crispy n crunchy

  11. Wow.This is an all time fav in our household.Thanks for sharing

  12. crispy and tasty banana chips!

  13. all time fav ..chips look so crunchy ...loved it.

  14. Omg, i want those super crispy chips to munch some..

  15. oh ..i am too chips fan ...very crispy n tempting banana chips ...

  16. wow... these chips are my favorite since I was 2 years old but never knew how to make them... Will definitely try them :)


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