Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Banana Chips & Fried banana pieces in jaggaery(Ethakaya Upperi & Sharkkara Piratti)

Today I am going to share with you guys the very delicious and famous Kerala snacks -Ethaykka Upperi(Banana chips) and Sarakkara Pirratti (fried banana in jaggery). These are some of the must see dishes in Kerala feast also.I think whoever visits Kerala, sure get a chance to taste the banana chips and they will buy a big bag full of chips for their family too..
Last weekend during our  shopping at Costco, for finding the chicken sausage ,i asked for help to one of the shop assistant and she told me the exact  location. She then asked us abt our native place in India.I just told we r from kerala..Then she was so excited and screaming: “wow! You r from GOD's own country?” (I really surprised about how she knew about that slogan because international people hardly know about Kerala). she was talked abt the places Cochin kovalam etc and these delicious banana chips and the taste of the big fish she ate during the house boat cruise( House boat cruise is one of the main attraction in Kerala).. . When she talked about these banana chips really made us crave to eat the same. How  beautifully she explained the beauty of our place and the deliciousness of our food.. She also mentioned  that she is saving money to plan for another vacation to Kerala in future.
When she mentioned about these Banana chips, I thought of making it at home. When i prepared the chips i just tried the Sarkkara piratti also. 
The banana chips are very easy to make one.. but you have to fry it nicely otherwise it won't get that crispy texture.About the sarkkarapiratti, it’s easy but be careful while making the jaggery syrup it should be in right consistency otherwise the the banana pieces wont get the  jaggery coating.. also deep fry the banana pieces and let it cool then only add to the jaggery syrup.Hope u guys will try to make it at home.Use the raw plantain only
Let me tell u how i made these items:
1.Banana chips(Ethakkaya Upperi)(ഏത്തയ്ക്ക ഉപ്പേരി)
Ingredients
Raw Plantain (പച്ച ഏത്തയ്ക്ക): 1 no
Oil(എണ്ണ): for deep frying
Salt(ഉപ്പു്‌) : to taste
Turmeric Powder(മഞ്ഞള്‍ പൊടി ): a pinch(optional)
Procedure
  • Heat oil in a pan.Add the banana pieces and the turmeric powder in to it( slice the banana using the slicer and  directly add them into the heated oil) 
  • Deep fry until crispy.
  • Transfer the chips to kitchen tissue. Just add some salt and mix well.let it cool for 3-5 minutes.
The chips are ready to have.Keep it in an airtight container(if u have any left over)
Cook's tip
  • Do not keep the sliced  banana for long.It will get dark color and won't get the fresh taste.
  • When u transfer the fried pieces add the salt and mix well.. 
  • apply the turmeric powder in to the sliced pieces  and then fry it otherwise add the turmeric powder directly in to the oil.
2.SarakkaraPiratti(Fried Banana pieces in jaggary mix)
Ingredients
Jaggery(sarkara - ശര്‍ക്കര): 1/2 pound
Water:!/2 cup
Raw Plantain(pacha ethakka- പച്ച ഏത്തയ്ക്ക) : 2 medium
Ground Dried Ginger(chukkupodi - ചുക്കുപൊടി): 1/2 tsp
Grond Cardamaom(elakka podi - ഏലയ്ക്ക പൊടി):1/2 tsp
Oil(enna - എണ്ണ): for frying the banana pieces
Rice flour (അരി പൊടി) : 2 tsp
Procedure
  • Slit the plantain and cut them cross into medium size pieces.
  • Heat oil in a pan ,add the plantain pieces fry until crispy.
  • Transfer the fried pieces in to a kitchen tissue and let it cool..
  • By the time make the jaggery syrup.Add the jaggery with 1/2 cup of water and make a syrup which has right consistency (the syrup will be like oil(means neither it be watery nor so thick)
  • Reduce the heat to very low and add the dried Ginger and cardamom powder to them and mix well .
  • Add the fried and cooled plantain pieces into the jaggery syrup.Mix well.Switch off the heat and mix the pieces until it completely coated with jaggery finally just sprinkle the rice flour. 
  • Transfer the sharkarapiratti into a plate and let it cool.. 
The delicious sharkkara piratti is ready to have..Keep them in an airtight container.. 
Cook's Tip
  • Do not add more water for making the jaggery syrup.
  • The syrup should be in right consistency. if u feel it's get the oil texture that means its ready to use .. do not be so thick or so thin then the banana piece won't get the coating properly
  • Do not forgot to sprinkle the rice flour.

80 Said:

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

kothi varunneee..great job prani:)sarkra varatti adipoli aayi vannalo:)

Kairali sisters said...

Njan ethu randum weekend undakki, onathine ready akan erikayrunu, eny epol karyangal elupom ayalo, evide vannu nokki undakiyal mathyllo..

Pinne naranga achar adipoli ay vannu tou..danku danku...

aipi said...

my hubby has been asking me to make him some banana chips for a while now,yours look perfect..i will make it with your recipe and let you know..

PranisKitchen said...

sree suji aipi thanks for the quick response..

Anita said...

You know Prani, I have plaintain right now, today evening I was thinking to make banana chips, I never made it before. Thanks so much for sharing.

Satya said...

i love banana chips ... my hubby buy this whenever he get chance .. i never prepared at home ... i will surely try now...thanks for sharing

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Suman Singh said...

they are just awesome..very beautifully done, liked that step by step pictorial..very helpful..thanks for sharing this!

Swathi said...

Ethakaya Upperi and Sharkkara Piratti adipoli kanditu kothivarunu.
Pinnae kallapammthinu njan yeastum thenga vellam upyogichu.

santoshbangar.blogspot.com said...

hi
i do not eat banana chips but ur recipe is so tempting i wiil try it

santosbangar said...

hi
i do not eat banana chips ,but ur recipe is so tempting i will try it

Cooking Blog Indexer said...

onathinulla orukkangal thudangiyalle...i can imagine somebody getting out of costco with head held up with pride :)...such wonderful moments...

Chetana Suvarna Ganatra said...

Well said...cannot leave Kerala without a bag of banana chips..I absolutely love the jaggery one...
Good recipe.

srividhya Ravikumar said...

both r looking fabulous dear... great

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Very crispy and delicious chip, love the one with jaggery, looks so good dear...

Angie's Recipes said...

You are a genius! Love these banana chips. A great snack to munch while watching drama!

jeyashrisuresh said...

very yummy recipes with nice explanatory pic.
never tried the sweet one.looks awesome

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

This remind me I have so long did not eat the banana chips, I use to buy when I was study.

Sushma Mallya said...

Crispy chips,and love the jaggery one too..

Hari Chandana said...

Wowww.. looks awesome and delicious dear.. thanks for sharing !!

chaitrali pathak said...

wow.......lovely...yummy fritters

sowmya's creative saga said...

i love that banana and jaggery with a hint of ginger..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

My sister is crazy about these banana chips..though never tried the sweet version...Looks very tasty
Deepa
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Uma said...

havent heard of this... interesting!

Rachana said...

Both my husband and I love banana chips.

Beautiful Photos!

Viki's Kitchen said...

Banana chips looks very beautiful , just like the one we get from Kerala. My all time fav..that too fried in coconut oil..mmm...makes me nostalgic. Sakkarapiratti recipe is something I don't know. Thanks for sharing dear. well said about the beautiful place...my younger brother who lives there often tells me about this. Nice write up dear.

Sarah Naveen said...

ayyo..kothipichu!!!!! looks so perfect and yummy!!ee week undakkan irikkuva njanum :)..many people knows about kerala,than we think...
i had a similar encounter, but that too in Bahamas..a local girl selling crafts asked me about my place..she seems to know cochin better than me...World is flat!!!

Muraligeetham said...

looking nice and cryspy...even I made banana chips today ..Onam preparations..

Akarma Food said...

Love the sarkarapiratti....

NIDHYA said...

Wow, looks crunchy and yummy. I love the fried-sweet pieces. Looks awesome.

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kothiyavunu.com said...

enikkum kudi kurachu tharu...my all time favannu..adipolitto.:):)

Nitha said...

randum adipoli aayittnde.. korachu send cheyyoo.. Onathinu undaakkan madi pidichu erikkuka aanu :)

arthi said...

am very much tempted now..gonna make for the snack today :)

Krishnaveni said...

Hey Prani, it looks so good, and really great, banana chips are my all time fav, beautiful

divya said...

very tempting and inviting recipe.

Suja Sugathan said...

Wow adipoli Prani..onam thyaraduppu tudangialle :)

Kiran said...

It feels so nice to know that a foreigner has so many sweet memories relating to your native place.
Love the savory and sweet versions of plantain chips.

Raina said...

Two great recipes! I tried banana chips for the first time on a trip years ago and came home and tried to recreate them. They did not come out well. I am looking forward to trying yours. Thanks for the excellent instruction:)

Kamalika said...

thansk for sharing to wonderful dishes..many a times I thought of making it at home...but never came out with the right recipe...now I got it...bookmarked it...

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, they look superb, I have never had sweet kind before.

Shabs.. said...

wow....i love sharkkara puratti....i will book mark this page dear...
BTW, i thought u were from andhra or tamil nadu!malayalam kandappo njetti pooyi...hehe..

Babli said...

Banana chips is famous and favourite food of Kerala. I used to have lots and lots of variety of banana dishes when I was studying in Kerala.
Banana chips looks crispy, crunchy, yummy and tempting. Lovely presentation.

Sonal said...

thankyou for the recipe of banana chips..

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Chitra said...

Wow, both looks awesome .Looks exactly like we get in stores..bookmarked..thnx for the recipe..

swapna said...

never made this in home...yours look perfect!!will try sometime...

Sandi said...

that looks really great....I love banana chips and they are healthy too

Sanjeeta kk said...

Thanks for sharing such tasty and authentic recipe.

Lizy said...

I love banana chips. great work, Prani...

vineetha said...

Randum kidilan ayitunduttto..professional look undu..onam vare irikumo sarkara varatti ?

Gulmohar said...

Love both...So getting ready for Onam :-)This time I have saved small packets of both from home ;-) But usually I make them ebfore Onam and Vishu :-) Can't think of a sdya without these, alle?

Vasavi Suresh said...

Wow Prani, they look so tempting. Makes a very healthy snack for kids.

Nithu said...

This is my favorite. Looks so good and tempting.

Sadhana said...

A perfect one dear!!!

ganga said...

upperi okke ithra nerathe undakkiyoda...onam vare irikkumo?theerille...njan rand divasammunneundakkullu.allelkanilla..superbda.

Mary said...

What a lovely dessert or snack. They look and sound delicious. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

Pravs said...

just love to munch on these. Both looks so good. I am happy to read our 'god's own country' getting so popular :)

PJ said...

plantain chips look so delicious, Prani! and great clicks too..

Padhu said...

WOW I love both very much .Looks so yummy!!

Shanthi said...

Wonderful adichu polichu

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An Open Book said...

this is bringing back so many amazing memories...

Priya said...

Omg, my fav..both looks irresistible..

Torviewtoronto said...

love plantain fried we also make a curry
this looks delicious
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Panchpakwan said...

Love the banana chips..sweet one is new to me..looks delicious.

shahana said...

OMG! enganai kothippikallai.never tried shakkara piratti at home.Thanks for the recipe.

Fathima said...

entamoo... ethu venaruno??? Sarkara varatti is my fav... I need it now!!!

Mriganayani said...

I want to just put my hand in the middle of my screen and pull these out...so waiting for that technology to come. Gorgeous ..Gorgeous!

Leena said...

Thanks for sharing banana chips recipe,I was looking for nice and easy recipe..Yours sounds and looks easy..Bookmarked to try them..

D e g a i n e said...

This looks delicious! Will def. have to try that out with the bananas!


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Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

wow..wow..wow..I would love to try these ...bookmarking it !

sangeeta said...

Loved this post . I make the chips but this jaggery coated ones i have had only from kerala stalls of trade fair here. i'd love to make them at home.

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PranisKitchen said...

dear friends thanks a lot for these wonderful comments.

Jisha Dil said...

thank you for sharing ...it looks awesome..

R said...

i luv banana chips, its amazing to see how u make them from scratch! the other dish is new to me but seems interesting!

vanishri bhat said...

Lovely chips. they are looking delicious. Your banana fry also looks yummy.i think it is mainly sweet. I had a malyali friend who used get some similar fries which were slightly sweet and spicy. Any idea what it is?

Now Serving said...

Love nendranga chips and and the sweet kind - Incredible pictures - speak loudly on how tasty this must have been! first time on your blog - love it!

Padhu said...

Looks superb! I am drooling

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Anonymous said...

hmmm tempating banana chips..sweet and salted:)

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