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How to make banana chips in coconut oil ?

Banana chips in coconut oil is the best in taste for every Keralite. Ethakka Upperi/ Banana chips is one of the crisp items served  in any Kerala feast on the bottom left of the narrow part of the plantain leaf along with Sharkkara Upperi/ Sarkkara Varatty. Without this a traditional Onam Sadhya remain incomplete. Now a days, we can get these items from shops but for me it is a ritual to prepare Ethakka Upperi and Sharkkara Upperi at home. But this time, I couldn’t get raw banana as usual but I tried this Upperi with slightly ripen banana. Since it is not raw, I didn’t add salt to it. Try this and you will definitely like it.

Homemade Banana Chips Recipe

Ingredients for Banana Chips:

  • Banana – 500 gm (slightly ripen)
  • Coconut oil to fry (any other cooking oil is fine)


Method Of Preparation:

  • Remove the banana peel, wash the banana in enough water and wipe the banana with a paper towel to remove the excess water
  • Slice the banana in round shape and keep aside (if you are an expert, you can slice banana directly to the heated oil)

banana chips in coconut oil

  • Heat oil in a pan and fry few pieces at a times at a medium heat until the bubbles subside
  • Spread it on a kitchen towel and store it in a air tight container.


Your Ethakka Upperi is ready to serve.

How much calories does Banana chips have?

Fried banana chips in coconut oil has high calories – 512 in 100gms

Is Banana chips good or bad for health?

It’s a healthy snack if you are having normal health.

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