Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Banana Chips

Having the aroma of frying something in coconut oil that brings me back to the smell of home, that is how i feel, now if you ask my husband he would say smell of coconut oil for him is like cookie smell it remind him of the coconut macarons they sell here ;-) when I add coconut oil to my hair he come and smell my hair and tell me it smells like cookies, thank God he doesnt eat my hair ;-)

Ok Now back to the cooking part that is how my kitchen was smelling when i was frying these banana chips.
If I close my eyes I would be back to Kerala or one of those Bus Stands or Railway stations were they sell freshly fried banana chips.

It is not like I get these Bananas in the local shops, last time when I went to the Asian store I saw them, and bought few and the next day itself I fried them and you can all guess who ate most of it , well I point the finger to myself.
These are easy to make actually there is no recipe.

2 to 3 green banana.
Coconut oil for frying ( if you dont like coconut oil, you can use any oil)
1 tsp of salt mixes witg few tbsp of water,

Peel the skin of the raw banana.
Heat the oil in a deep pan or wok,  when the oil is hot slice the banana using a mandolin ( I slice them straight to the pan) if you dont want to do that you can slice them in plate and then add to the hot oil carefully)
I slices them very thin.
Stir now and then it only takes few or less minutes to fry them.
Now if you like salty chips you sprinkle a bit of salt water mix to the wok, I would suggest be very carefull as there will be full noise and splattering from the wok.
Stir few minutes and drain to a kitchen paper.
I fried them in few batches as if you fry them all together they wont get crispes they will be soggy.

It is after taking the pics and then writting the post I realized that I have this Banana chips in my blog, it was one of the earliest post I have years ago there is step by step picutures there only difference is that I sliced the banana much thinner in this nec chips post
Sending these delicious Banana Chips to Kerala Kitchen

47 comments:

Sharmila said...

I love banana chips and my friends always get a pack for me when the return from home. :-)
I know I can make these too but do not use coconut oil for cooking and plain oil will not give the same flavour. Love the look of you golden chips.
Did not know that salt water was added to the hot oil! :-)

Tiy said...

I don't know the smell of coconut oil, but I'm sure these chips are delicious!

Gloria said...

Dear Happy Cook I love Banana chips and the kids too! yours look nice and yummy! gloria

Akila said...

wow your chips makes me drooling dear...

Regards,
akila

Gayathri Kumar said...

Yummy chips..

Laavanya said...

That looks amazing.. this is my MIL's specialty :)

Viki's Kitchen said...

A bowl of temptation. Chips looks authentic.

Priya's Feast said...

i luv the banana chips made in authentic way as u did....Kool pic

Cham said...

LOL about ur hair smell :)
I always want to give a try this chips but never get around... I absolutely love the Kerala banana chips :)

Priya said...

I want to munch some rite now,crispy chips tempts me a lot..

Umm Mymoonah said...

Oooh! Lovely chips, reminds me back home, perfect snack.

Magpie said...

Thank you so much for sending these to Kerala Kitchen. Brings back so many memories of the thattukadas at Palakkad where they slice 3-4 bananas at a time and make yellow mountains of these!

notyet100 said...

first pic is too good,..can smell the aroma of the fried banana chips here,..;-)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

yummy chips...

Swathi said...

Banana chips is my weeakness. I love them.

jayasree said...

Chips looks delicious....As you said, it should be fried in coconut oil to feel the real flavor of Kerala.

Renata said...

These look amazing! What kind of banana do you use? Does it have to be very green? I'm looking forward to trying this!

shruti said...

very very tempting :) & I love the way you clik them.. such beautiful pictures :)

Happy Cook said...

Renata they are green plantian and they have to be green and unripe. I think in caribean they call it plantain.

Aparna said...

Banana chips is not quite the same without the coconut oil.
I like the super thin ones we uget back in Kerala. I miss them here.

Sarah Naveen said...

oh so true..coconut oil = smell of home...
yummy yumm chips...wanna grab some now..

indosungod said...

They look fantastic. Crunchy and tasty.

Turmericnspice said...

love these chips they look so good

Sweet and Savory said...

This is a fantastic idea. Banana chips are a wonderful snack.

sra said...

Finla, you're so funny - I'm referring to that remark about eating your hair - actually it sounds, shall we say "romantic".

I've just walloped my mum's - or more realistically, my cook's - mandoline from my recent trip home and am waiting to use it!

Angie's Recipes said...

Didn't know the banana chips could be made at home, and it's not even difficult. :-))

Renata said...

Thanks for the information.I'll have to wait till I get back to Brazil, where I can easily find plantains. Can't wait to try it!

Lawyer Loves Lunch said...

I am a sucker for deep fried anything so as soon as I saw the title, I was on board! These look just delicious! :)

petite nyonya said...

hi, thanks for this recipe, i love banana chips & have thought of making it before but completely forgotten abt it now. your post has rekindled my interest. great blog & recipes too!

Kitchen cabinets said...

Banana chips is too good to eat.Crispy and tasty too.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

My god,I love this chips like anything,quite easy to make at home unless like the potato chips,and I agree with you it tastes best when fried in coconut oil.Love this post totally :)

katie said...

These look delicious, what a fun way to eat bananas.

Gulmohar said...

Love love love them :D Whenever I could grab some nendrakkaya from Asian market I make them :-)

Vaishali said...

What perfect-looking banana chips. And the idea of your husband wanting to eat your hair made me laugh! :)

Juliana said...

Yummie, love banana chips...specially in coconut oil :-)

Ramya said...

I love banana chips..U made me left craving for these:)

Ivy said...

I've never eaten banana chips before but they sound delicious.

ManPreet Kaur said...

nice .. love banana chips..
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MaryMoh said...

These chips are very addicitive. I have to make them soon.....healthy snacks :D Love that you use coconut oil.

Sarah, Maison Cupcake said...

These look like a brilliant snack... I'm wondering whether to eat them before dinner or for pudding?

Happy Cook said...

Sarah for us ther eis not special time for eatin this, i would eat them whole day long :-)

Chanchal said...

perfect snack..thanks for sharing..
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divya said...

This sound fabulous! very beautifully done too!

lissie said...

Hey Finla, I still remember your old post on Banana chips...and drooling over the picture! :) looks so delicious!

Magpie said...

Just posted the Kerala Kitchen round up today. Incase you haven't seen it yet, there is a surprise for you! Sending you a mail as well.

Plateful said...

Congratulations to you! Your photo is beautiful and the award well deserved!

Jayashree said...

I cannot imagine these chips being made in anything other than coconut oil. LOL at the image of your hair smelling like cookies.