Jun 17, 2008

Recipe - Aratikaya chips (kache kele ke chips)

Raw plantain chips

Summary

Plantains has high dietary fiber, vitamin c, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. It is good for people suffering with asthma, bronchitis, cancer. By eating plantain or banana, for diabetics, it temporarily increases the blood sugar and insulin level, and also due to the high dietary fiber may lower the risk of type 2 diabetes. Source: Puritan

Plantains can be used for cooking different types of food depending on the ripeness. Raw plantain can be used for making fritters, chips by deep frying, steam cooked to make curries. Banana chips are famous in Kerala and in Gujarati's. The taste may differ from both the regions but the process is almost the same.

I learnt making banana chips from a Gujarati friend of mine. The process is fairly easy, the result is a healthy and nutritious home made snack with better ingredients.

Ingredients

  • Raw plantain - 1
  • Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Oil to deep fry - 2 cups to deep fry

Process:

Make thin slices of plaintain with the help of slicer or with knife. I prefer the slicer. Knief kind of cuts it uneven thinckness. The thicker the slick the soggier are th chips. I prefer to slice them very thin, to get the wafer taste and look.

Preheat oil in a deep skillet/kadai. I prefer to slice plantain into the kadai, as I am making the chips (that's how I learnt :-)). You can always slice them in the side and transfer the sliced plantain into the kadai. Deep fry the chips on both side till they are well fried and just before they turn into golden brown. Remove them before they change their color, to retain the perfect color you want, else with the remaining hotness the chips will have burnt taste.

Remove it on to a paper towel, to remove excess oil from the chips.

Sprinkle salt, and red chilli powder. Let it cool before storing in an air tight container.

Shelf life - 1 -2 weeks
Preparation time 15 minutes

12 comments:

Sireesha said...

Aartikya Chips looks delicious......

Grace said...

fact: i eat a banana every day.
fact: i'd much rather eat plantain chips every day instead. they look delicious! :)

ranji said...

i love this..such a nice snack to have with tea...urs has come out perfectly crisp:)..

Priya said...

These are a fav of mine, all kinds of chips fall under that category infact :)) Hot chips was a weekly stop when I was in Hyd. Did not know the nutritional info about Plantains, thank you.

Roopa said...

Wow I love banana chips:) Its come out really good for you:) Thanks for those step by step pics:)

Jamie said...

You make this look really easy! They look great. Very nice blog you have here :)

delhibelle said...

These look so scrumptious!

notyet100 said...

thnks for the award,..drop in by my blog at asan khana ,..hv something frou,..chips look yummy...

Devi Priya said...

Thank you Sireesha,Grace,Ranji,Priya,roopa,Jamie, Delhibelle and Prinyanka for the wonderful comments. There chips are my favourite too..

Swati Raman Garg said...

wow i love those chips... perfect snack na...

Asha said...

Those are delicious! I always buy them, never tried them at home!

Suma Rajesh said...

perfect snacks...urs came out too cripsy ...my fav snack...

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