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Sugar Coated Banana Chips Recipe

Cook Time: 35 minutes

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Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 500g raw green plantains (2 large)
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 100g sugar
  • 50mL water
  • 4-5 cardamom
  • 1 tsp sugar
  •   salt
  •   oil

Preparation

  1. Peel the plantains and soak them in water for a min or two. Pat them dry using a clean kitchen towel. Cut them into oval shaped slices. It should be slightly thicker than the normal banana chips. Sprinkle salt and turmeric powder and give it a good shake.
  2. Heat oil in a deep pan/wok. When oil is really hot,reduce the flame to medium-high and add the sliced plantains.Make sure you don't overcrowd the pan. You can fry it in 2-3 batches.
  3. Stir in between and make sure the chips aren't sticking together.
  4. Once the chips are ready, it will make a unique sound, when you stir it. After hearing that sound, reduce the flame to medium and cook for a few more mins. This chips should be slightly crispier than the normal banana chips. Remove it from the oil using a slotted spoon and drain on a tissue paper. Let it cool completely.
  5. Powder the cardamom along with 1 tsp of sugar.
  6. Take a wide pan and add sugar and water.
  7. When the sugar melts completely and reaches one thread consistency remove it from fire.
  8. Keep stirring continuously for 2 more minutes and add crushed cardamom powder and chips.
  9. Keep stirring it, until all the pieces are well coated with the sugar syrup. Make sure the chips aren't sticking together, separate it using a fork, if it's sticking together.
  10. Spread it out in the pan itself and let it cool.
  11. Once it's cooled completely and the sugar has crystalised, store it in an airtight container. It keeps well for 2-3 weeks.

 

Plantains

Bananas

Turmeric

Sugar

Cardamom

Salt

Oil

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