Monday, July 11, 2011

Kyane Chips (Banana chips)

Kyane means banana in Konkani. These chips are prepared from a special variety of banana called Nendrabale. These chips are very common in Kerala as well as coastal Karnataka.Usually they are fried in coconut oil. Chips are made from fully grown, unripe bananas. 

  • Unripe Plantain- 2
  • Salt- 1 1/2 tsp
  • Water- 4 Tbsp
  • Oil- For deep frying

Mix salt, water and keep aside.Remove the peel of plantain carefully, using a knife. Then cut into thin circular pieces using a knife or a slicer.

 Now deep fry these pieces in small batches and see that the pieces are well separated in oil. After putting in oil, the color of banana pieces start changing and slowly they become crispier. When the bubbles completely vanish, then this is the time to add salt water. Add nearly 1/2 tsp of the salt water to each batch.(As soon as the salt water is added, there are chances of oil spluttering, leading to skin burns. So care should be taken regarding that). Mix for a while. As soon as the bubble reduces, remove the chips and put it on a paper towel to drain excess oil. Banana chips is ready!! Store it in an air tight container.

Plantain should be absolutely in unripe condition. Even slightly ripe will give soggy chips. Above measurement serves 2-3 people. Fresh home made hot chips are really very tasty! Try them:-)

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