Saturday, 22 February 2014

Banana Chips | Kela ni wafer | Khadkhadiya | Low oil banana chips

This is my childhood favorite!! I also love how musical the name sounds "khadkhadiya"!! Probably you know about how me and my mom share the OCD of not letting kids eat outside food. Hence this was a one off treat for us. Though mom sometimes made potato and banana chips at home but cutting thin slices for chips using regular knife was a big pain.
But recently my friend M told me how they make these banana chips at home and then I decided to make it at home. Thankfully this time I had my trusty food processor to help me in cutting thin slices hence now it has become much more easier!! Alternatively you can use potato peeler to get really thin slices. I use it sometimes while making these chips in small quantity!!
Sometimes when we are in mood to eat healthy, rather than deep frying it, I make it in microwave. You can't tell the difference!! My only problem with microwaving is that it takes a lot of time..
Plantain Chips | Banana Chips | Khadkhadiya | Low oil chips
Plantain Chips | Banana Chips | Khadkhadiya | Low oil chips
Low oil Microwaved banana chips / Plantain chips
Low oil Microwaved banana chips / Plantain chips

Ingredients:
Raw banana (Plantains)
Oil for deep frying (if deep frying)
Oil for greasing the microwave proof plate (if microwaving)
Salt to taste
Pepper

Method for deep frying:
1) Peel the plantains. Then cut them into really thin slices. Use food processor or regular potato peeler for it.
2) Heat the oil for deep frying on high.
3) Once the oil gets heated, turn the heat to low and deep fry the chips till golden brown in colour.
4) Take out on tissue paper so that extra oil drains.
5) Now sprinkle salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!!

Method for microwaving:
1) Peel the plantains. Then cut them into really thin slices. Use food processor or regular potato peeler for it.
2) Grease a microwave proof plate, and spread the thinly cut banana slices on it. Brush a little oil on chips too. Make sure that you don't put one chip on another one for really crispy ones.
3) Now microwave on high for 2 to 3 minute. This time may vary depending on size of chips and type of oven. Keep an eye on them while microwaving otherwise they may get burnt.
4) Now sprinkle salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!!

Yeah, that easy and yummy!! Of course nobody can have only one!!

Plantain Chips | Banana Chips | Khadkhadiya | Low oil chips
Plantain Chips | Banana Chips | Khadkhadiya | Low oil chips
Low oil Microwaved banana chips / Plantain chips
Low oil Microwaved banana chips / Plantain chips

+techie ZM 

38 comments:

  1. Yummy yummy,my favorite one,I can finish the whole lot :)

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  2. Food processor does make life easier; saves time and cut to equal sizes. What can say except agree with you on it being another fav of me. I also like the healthy version, made in microwave.

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    1. True and I love food processor for that :)

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  3. My fav too...Yummy and crispy chips :)

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  4. your pictures are from deep frying or MC? I know the name is music to the ears. Will try in MC too. I do mathia, sabudana na papad in MC just like papad.

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    1. Pictures are from deep frying. will make a batch in MC and add those photos too :)
      I tried mathiya in it, but didn't taste like the real thing. How was your experience with it?

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    2. Linsy, added the new pics. The longer ones are deep fried ones while the small and round shaped chips are microwaved..

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    3. That's perfect no need of frying now. with mathia, MC one don't stick in teeth while fry one stick, you know what I mean? so I like it.

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    4. Hmmmm.. i know. The only bad part about the mathiya is sticking to teeth part. Probably this diwali i'll make the mathiyas at home and then will try and MC them :)

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  5. Tempting ........ All time fav:)

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  6. Yummy, tasty snack. We too make it but we make thin round slices and deep fry in coconut oil. Lovely snack. Liked the microwave version

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  7. Lovely looking crispy chips.. Can I have some?

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  8. wow so perfectly don crispy banana chips :) I feel like grabing some !! My fav too :) lovely thin slices you have made !!

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  9. Perfect low oil snack, I just want to ask you, while Microwaving I have to turn them once or not.

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    1. I don't really turn them and the chips come out ok. But if you wish you can flip them..

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  10. Love this chips...will try this at home too...

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  12. microwave makes oil less cooking very easier.i sometimes do rice papad in microwave ,but be sure when to take it out otherwise it will turn bad right ?.love the microwaved ones.

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    1. So true, Sathya!! You are right, it's really important to keep an eye while microwaving the food!!

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  13. They looks super crisp!! perfect they are!!

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  14. yummy crispy chips... glad to drop in here

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  15. this is my first time visit to your space, nice blog and nice recipe too!!

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