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"Mane Adige" means "Home Food" in kannada and this blog is all about recipes that I cook. Most of the recipes I post here will be from "Mangalooru" and "Bengalooru " regions of Karnataka,India. Rest of them are the one's which I try out by improvising the recipes got from different sources.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Baalekai Chips/ Banana Chips

       

With just about a week left for our move, mom and I are busy emptying our pantry and making sure we don't end up wasting too many groceries. In the process, we ended up making Mangalore special -Banana Chips last week.... Here goes the recipe

Am sending this across to "RCI-Udupi & Mangalorean Cuisine" event hosted by Sia of Monsoon Spice. Thanx to Lakshmi for having come up with the RCI event concept, and thanks to Sia for hosting this month's event!!

Ingredients:

1 Raw Banana (preferably the long and thick ones, called "nendra baale" in Kannada)

2-3 tsp Salt

1/4 cup Water

Oil for deep frying (Coconut oil, preferably)

Method:

  1. Wash and peel the raw banana; Peel deep enough, such that only the white pulp remains.
  2. Slice the banana into very thin circular slices. You could use a slicer for this purpose.
  3. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan; Meanwhile, dissolve salt in some water and keep aside.
  4. Drop a handful of banana slices into the  hot oil carefully.
  5. Pour a tsp or two of salt water into the oil; The oil will sizzle a little, so make sure you maintain a distance.
  6. Saute regularly so that the slices do not stick to each other and they are cooked all over.
  7. The chips are done when they turn golden yellow in color; Remove from oil and drain on paper towels; Let cool completely and store in airtight containers.
  8. Repeat the whole process for the remaining banana slices.
Note:
  • While adding salt water to subsequent batches, keep in mind that the oil would already have some amount of salt in it. So, you might want to add lesser quantity of salt water every time.
  • You could even add a pinch of turmeric and hing to the salt concentrate, for  good color and taste.
  • Using coconut oil gives it the authentic mangalorean taste, but feel free to go ahead and use any vegetable oil of your choice.

Prep Time: About 30-40 mins;

Serves: Makes enough for 2-3 people;

26 comments:

LG said...

Thanks for the handy tip Ramya. Chips look tempting in the pic. Happy Packing!

Vani said...

One week to go and you found time to blog? Wow! :) Chips look great. Good luck with the move, Ramya. Hope all goes smoothly.

Suparna said...

hi Ramya,
glad to see a post from u after a long gap :) Balekai chips fried in coconut oil is my favourite and we buy it from udupi stores regularly, after moving to Chennai I've not been able to have enough of it though :) Thanks for the recipe, the foot note really seems to be helpful for first timers like me :) Thanks.
BTW...I tried ur recipe of Huli avalakki and it was superb! Thanks dearie( do have a look at my lastest post when u have the time)
I love ur blog and ur authentic recipes, keep them coming.
Happy Packing ri,
TC

Prathibha said...

Those chips are yummy n crunchy....
Happy packing n shifting..

Chitra said...

thats lookin crunchy.nice color...thanks for the post..will try soon!!

DEESHA said...

I love banana chips ... Those tips are very handy .. good luck with the move Ramya

Ramya Kiran said...

That looks yummy and crunchy! This is my all time favorite chips. Feel like drooling over your clicks!

Vanamala said...

Looks lovely chips ....

mona said...

Never tried preparing banana chips at home. Thanks for the tips and the recipe!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Looks delicious. Very crispy and nice.

Mangala Bhat said...

Chips look soo tempting :)

sangi said...

Chips looks awesome!

Vibaas said...

they look so yum! :) Best wishes for your move. It should indeed be very exciting for you to move back to india :) I'm waiting for that time to come :D

vidhas said...

I love this chips, pictures is inviting, Happy packing.

Cynthia said...

Perfectly sliced and fried!

Nags said...

these are a specialty in Kerala too :)

Parita said...

who can say no to these? lovely click !

Anonymous said...

Nimage Dodda Namaskara kannramma!

Sush said...

wow!!, chips look inviting Ramya.
very nice pictures & a lovely entry for the event. Happy packing :)

Linisha said...

Hi Ramya, I love all your recipes.. I have nominated your blog for the creative blogger award.
Please check this page:
http://linishasjournal.blogspot.com/2009/08/kreative-blogger-award.html
- Shalini

Ms Taggart said...

Awesome.. I am soo happy to have bumped into your blog.
As a Mangalorean who never got to stay in Mlore, I always missed making good Udupi food.. and now I shall try the ones from yours! :)

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Usha said...

The chips look awesome..good luck with your move :-)

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