Sunday, August 15, 2010

Kaya nurukku/ Banana chips Sadhya style

Quartered banana chips

ONAM, the much awaited grand festival of Kerala is fast approaching and households in the villages of Kerala are busy preparing for the grand family unions and sumptuous feasts. Plantain has always been an unavoidable ingredient in Kerala dishes, thanks to its availability in abundance as the festival season approaches. The nostalgic images of grandmother, mom and aunts getting together and shouting orders to their trusted lieutenants to get the best plantains from the backyard and to each other to maintain the quality of the finished product are firmly etched in our memories. This recipe is a popular variation of the trademark banana chips of Kerala which is usually served in traditional sadhyas.

Unripe plantains 4 nos
Turmeric powder ½ tsp
Oil for deep frying
Salt as needed
Water 2 cups +  ½ cup


Wash the plantains well and pat dry. Peel off the skin. In a bowl, add 2 cups water and turmeric powder. Soak the plantains in this for at least 30 minutes. Drain and dry the plantains using a paper towel. Now cut the plantain into quarter pieces (4 pieces per slice). Make sure that they are thinly sliced into even pieces.

Quartered banana chips

Add salt into half cup water with  a pinch of turmeric powder. Mix well and set aside.

Heat oil in a deep pan and add the sliced pieces in batches. Using a slotted spoon, stir frequently to avoid clumping. When they bubble up to the surface ( a sign they are half ready), add 1-2 tsp of salt water to the oil and continue frying until crisp (This may cause little splashing of oil, so please stay away from the burner or be very careful while doing this.). Drain excess oil onto a paper towel or newspaper and make sure the chips are completely cooled before storage in an air tight container.

Quartered banana chips

Enjoy making!!!!!

Sending this to Sharmis event “Lets munch -  light tea time snacks @ Sharmis passions



  1. I luv Kerela chips ... would splly ask my friends to get it for me every time they visited Kerela. Thanks a tonn for sharing the recipe. Have book marked it.
    Lovely clicks ... a feast to d eyes. Looking 4ward to more Onam spl dishes from d lovely sisters !


  2. i love banana chips and you have made it really perfectly...colour is so good...

  3. Yum...all time fav....nice clicks

  4. Crispy chips. Do we have to mix water and turmeric and keep the sliced bananas in water for some time? Or drain the water.

  5. @sanjeeta..Once sliced they dont need to be in salt-turmeric water. Once peeled, let them sit in salt turmeric water for 30 minutes, drain and then slice..Hope you are clear now..

  6. Banana chips adipoli.Looks perfect and crispy.Kothipichu ketto :)

  7. My fav kerala snacky...looks crispy and perfect

  8. wow i love this chips always...ur banana chips looks so perfect n inviting ....yummy


  9. love it loveit...our all timefav thing to munch on...looks mindblowing...lovely clicks

  10. Pictures oru rakshayumilla ketto, adipoli aayittundu...Looks perfect!!

    Ethellam sharikkum miss cheyununndu evide..Evide nalla pacha ethakka onnum kittarilla, eni undelum njan undakkanum pokunilla :) Ethokke aarelum undakki thannal kazhikkan nalla rasamannu ;-)

  11. Lovely clicks nd Yummy chips :)

  12. Pass on the plate to me .It looks too tempting

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    Banana chips looks crispy, crunchy, yummy and toooooooooooo tempting.

  14. Adipoli kaya nurukku...nicely ready to celebrate Onam..?

  15. hi KS,
    Beautiful looking yummy all time fav!!! Happy onam in advance!!

  16. Adipoli!!!! ilayittolu njan ready!!!

  17. can't think of a sadya without this, alle...I could have this love this

  18. Crispy & crunchy..adipoli usual.. Pinne Yummy team paranja pole.. njanum ethonnum undaakkan pokunnilla..madi madi madi... Korachu aarelum okke thannal.. nannayirunnu :)

  19. I love banana chips. They are so crunchy and inviting. Love the pics.

  20. onathinulla orukkangal thudangiyallo...ilayude left corneril ninnanu thudakkam....

  21. I didn't know we can make this at home. I have to try this one.

  22. All time fav. Beautiful clicks

  23. Banana chips look so PERFECT!!
    loving the clicks..awesome as always:)

  24. love this kaya nurukku.gonna make this for onam sadya.

  25. Crispy and crunchy..kothipichu ketto,adipoli..looks perfect, pictures superb.

  26. who doesnt love these...and the pic makes me want them more.

  27. Am a lover of Kerala chips they looks perfectly done and crisp :)

  28. Happy onam in advance dear..Ithiri eniku tharuo??


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