Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Vazhaikai Varuval / Plantain Chips

Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Yields: 3 cups

Vazhaikai / Green Plantain - 2
Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp or to taste
Salt - to taste
Oil- for deep frying
Mandoline / Vegetable slicer

  1. Peel the plantain skin, cut into half and place it in water until needed.
  2. Heat oil in a deep skillet.
  3. Remove the plantain from water and pat dry.
  4. Adjust the mandoline to get thin slices.  If you don't have the slicer, cut the plantain into very thin slices.  The thinner the slice, the more quickly it will cook and crisper it will be.
  5. Hold the slicer directly over hot oil and slice the plantain.  Reduce the heat to low while slicing.
  6. For the pre cut slices, drop the plantain slices in hot oil.
  7. Turn the heat to medium high and cook until crispy.
  8. Keep stirring once in a while for even cooking.  Drain in paper towel.  Sprinkle with salt and chili pepper and toss gently to coat.  Repeat the process.
  9. Let it cool completely and store in airtight container.


  1. wow very crispy and delicious snack time munchies :) I wud love to finish them all !!

  2. Crunchy munchy chips, very addictive they are.


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