Plantain (Raw Banana) Chips - Vazhaikkai Chips

Vazhaikkai chips - crispy and easy side dish for lunch. It goes well with lemon rice, tomato rice, coconut rice, sodhi and curd rice too. This vazhaikkai chips is a nice alternative to store bought chips as there is  no artificial flavours or colours.



For the plantain chips you will need fresh plantains without, dull skin or black spots. First, you have to peel the skin and slice it thinly using a bajji slicer. Slice them thinly in uniform size so that you can get even crispness in the chips. As you all know the plantain will quickly turn black after cutting so do not slice all the plantains before frying. When you started frying one batch, slice the next set of slices. This will give you a perfect colour to the chips. When deep frying these chips, it is best to cook on low heat and watch them carefully because it will quickly turn brown. For any types of chips do not overcrowd your pan. Finally season the chips with black pepper powder and salt. You can also replace black pepper powder with red chilly powder.




Plantain (Raw Banana) Chips - Vazhaikkai Chips Recipe Details
 
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Prep time : 10 minutes
Cook time : 20 minutes
Yields : 200 grams
Category : snacks
Author : Muthulakshmi Madhavakrishnan

Ingredients
  • 2 plantain
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • 400 ml oil
  • salt to taste
Cooking Directions
  1. Wash the plantains well and cut both the ends using a knife. Peel the skin gently using a peeler or a sharp knife.  If you are using plantains stored in the fridge, keep it in the room temperature for an hour and then start peeling. Using a bajji slicer start slicing for the first batch to fry.
  2. Heat the oil in a deep kadai on medium heat. When the oil is heated enough, not smoking heat, reduce the heat to low and add the plantain slices.
  3. After 3 minutes, gently turn the plantains and fry until golden brown. Now transfer the fried chips and add it to a box.
  4. Repeat the process for the remaining slices.When you have fried all the plantains, add the required salt and mix well.Now add the black pepper powder and shake the box to spread it evenly. Once it cools down, close it tightly.

Plantain (Raw Banana) Chips - Vazhaikkai Chips with step by step pictures

Wash the plantains well and cut both the ends using a knife. Peel the skin gently using a peeler or a sharp knife.  If you are using plantains stored in the fridge, keep it in the room temperature for an hour and then start peeling. Using a bajji slicer start slicing for the first batch to fry.

Heat the oil in a deep kadai on medium heat. When the oil is heated enough, not smoking heat, reduce the heat to low and add the plantain slices.

 After 3 minutes, gently turn the plantains and fry until golden brown.


 Repeat the process for the remaining slices.When you have fried all the plantains, add the required salt and mix well.Now add the black pepper powder and shake the box to spread it evenly.


Once it cools down, close it tightly. If the chips appears soft in the centre once again fry them on low heat for a few minutes.




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