Nagercoil banana chips are a popular snack in the southern part of India, particularly in Tamil Nadu. Made from raw banana slices, these chips are crispy, crunchy, and packed with nutrients. If you want to try making authentic Nagercoil banana chips at home, recipe: here's how to do it:
Ingredients of Nagercoil Chips:
- Nendran Bananas
- Oil for deep frying
- Choose ripe but firm raw Nendran bananas. Peel and slice the bananas thinly using a sharp knife or a mandoline slicer. Make sure the slices are uniform in thickness.
- Soak the banana slices in water with a pinch of salt for about 10 minutes. This helps to remove excess starch and makes the chips crispy.
- Drain the water and spread the banana slices on a clean kitchen towel. Pat them dry with another towel.
- Heat oil for deep frying in a heavy-bottomed pan over medium heat. The oil should be hot but not smoking.
- Add a handful of banana slices to the hot oil and fry until they turn golden brown and crispy. Stir occasionally to ensure that the chips are evenly fried.
- Remove the chips using a slotted spoon and drain them on a paper towel to remove excess oil.
- Sprinkle salt and pepper on the hot chips immediately after removing them from the oil.
- Repeat the process until all the banana slices are fried.
- Let the chips cool completely before storing them in an airtight container. They will stay fresh for up to 3 weeks.
- Make sure the oil is hot enough before adding the banana slices. If the oil is not hot enough, the chips will absorb more oil and become soggy.
- Don't overcrowd the pan while frying. Fry the chips in small batches to ensure that they are evenly cooked.
- You can also add spices like red chili powder or peri peri masala powder to the chips for a spicy kick.
Nagercoil banana chips are a delicious and healthy snack that you can easily make at home. With a few simple ingredients and some patience, you can enjoy the authentic taste of this southern Indian snack in the comfort of your own home or you can order from our online store.