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Banana chips/ crisps recipe

anubhav mahajan
Banana Chips/ Crisps recipe- A healthy homemade snack using just 2 main ingredients -Raw banana and coconut oil. Crispy raw banana wafers, fried in coconut oil.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian, south indian
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • fryer/ frying pan

Ingredients
  

  • 3-4 raw bananas/plantains/green bananas Thinly sliced
  • coconut oil you can use any other cooking oil (for frying)
  • 2-3 cups water to dip the banana slices
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2-3 tsp water to make the salt , turmeric mix

Instructions
 

  • Mix 2-3 tsp water, salt and turmeric in a bowl, and keep aside.
  • Heat the oil in a pan
  • Thinly slice the bananas, and dip the slices in the iced water for 7-10 minutes. Drain the water and spread the slices on kitchen towel, and lightly pat dry them.
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  • Now add the banana slices in hot oil, make sure not to overcrowd them, to avoid sticking.If you have a small pan, make the crisps in small batches.
  • Once banana slices start getting crispy, add a tsp of the water, salt,turmeric mix in the oil.Mix well with a slotted spoon. 
  • Fry the slices for another 1-2 minutes.
  • Continue to cook on medium heat, till the spluttering stops, and the chips are nice and golden yellow.
  • Take the chips out on a kitchen towel, to drain excess oil.
  • Once one batch is done , fry rest of the batches in the same manner.
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  • make sure not to add too much water salt turmeric mix, in order to avoid making the chips too salty. As after frying the first batch, the oil already has salt, the other batches will be too salty if you keep adding the mix too much.
  • Once fried, let them cool. Enjoy these homemade healthy crisps,  with a cup of hot tea of coffee!! Or even pack these healthy snacks in your kids lunch boxes.They will be delighted to have it .
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Notes

Some things to keep in mind when making banana chips at home
  1. Use a slicer to get evenly thin pieces of bananas.
  2. while frying, do not add too many slices in a the frying pan, do not overcrowd the pan, else the chips will stick to each other.
  3. While frying, make sure the oil is hot enough and then fry on medium heat. Fry till the spluttering of oil, and water stops.
  4. In my recipe, I make a mixture of salt and turmeric in water, and add this to the oil, while the banana chips are still frying, this ensures the salt and turmeric are evenly absorbed in the chips and give the chips a nice golden colour. The other option is to simple fry the chips, as once done, you can add salt separately.
  5. You can season these using any seasoning of your choice- salt and pepper, salt and chilli, just salt, or to make the sweet version for the kids, just sprinkle a little icing sugar and cinnamon and mix well.
This sweet version is really loved by the kids!
 
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