Friday, April 6, 2018

Posted by Mala at 12:00:00 AM No comments
Making chips at home???
Nowadays, who does this job? Infact, to be honest, for many many years, I have not.
But, a neighbor of mine brought her farm grown raw bananas, they were so fresh, and immediately I started slicing them .
When you make at home, you sadly realize (but you are helpless) how a few vazhakkais give a big quantity of chips!!!

Raw banana/plantain/vazhakkai - 6
Enough oil to fry
Hing powder - 1/2 tsp
Chilli powder - 3/4 tsp
Salt to taste

Recipe Cuisine: South indian; Category: Lunch/dinner
Prep time: 5 mts; Cooking time: roughly 25 mts

Yields about 300 gms of chips

Peel the vazhakkai like this

There are 2 ways to put these slices in oil. 1. Like this, you have to slice on a plate, but drop them into oil one by one, and not as a bunch. They will get stuck.

Second method is, if you are efficient enough, then you can directly slice into the oil, so that each slice falls directly into the oil. This way also it will not get stuck.

You must take care not to over crowd them. Also, oil has to be very hot. Flames on the high.

Almost done. When they are fully done, the hissing sound will stop, and you can take them out.

Take them out, taking care to drain as much oil as you can

and drop them into a colander.

Hing powder, salt to taste and chilli powder are added, and mixed well. 

See, how much quantity has come!!!

Serve this home made, crunchy, superb-tasting chips with Lemon rice or any rice varieties.

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