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Green/Raw Banana Chips....a healthy Kerala snack.

Green/Raw banana chips (upperi) is a must for Onam. Banana chips is also known as Kerala Chips or Upperi Or Ethakka Chips.  Calicut is famous for banana chips, everywhere you can see Chips Center and as onam holidays started I made some for my kids. I wish you all a Happy Onam.

Banana chips is the most common snack you will find in Kerala....and finds its place in all the important is easy to make and more healthy than potato chips.....just slit the green skin lengthwise and remove the raw banana from the skin preferably with your hand. Use a slicer to slice the banana.
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Have you tried making Jackfruit Chips/Chakkavaruthathu??

Raw banana: 2 kg.
Coconut oil: ½ litre.
Salt: 2 tsp.
Water: little.
Turmeric: ½ tsp.
Chips cutter or slicer.

Wash the bananas and leave it to dry. Cut a slit lengthwise into the banana and remove the skin with your hands and keep it aside. . Mix water, salt, and turmeric and keep aside. Heat oil and using the chips cutter slice the bananas into the hot oil. When it is getting crisp put in 1 or 2 tsp of the salt solution and when the sizzling sound stops. Take out the bananas and place it on a tissue paper.
 Note: I made in 4 batches.


  1. I always love Banana Chips, the color of the banana looks perfect, never knew how that beautiful color gets coated to these chips, will try your tips, next time..

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  2. I haven't tried to make banana chips yet but i like. I will definitely give a try to your banana chips recipe. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. Thank you....I am trying in few moments and was searching for the recipe.

  4. Tried and succeeded in PERFECT banana chips making.Thanks for the guidance!


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