Sarkara Varatti/Sarkara Upperi

Sarkara varatti is the banana chips coated with jaggery. It is must for Kerala sadhya. We usually bring that from stores as I don't know how to prepare this, but for this vishu I prepared sarkara varatti at home. You can also prepare sarkara varatti at home by just following this recipe


Preparation Time:15minutes
Cooking Time:35 minutes
Servings:5 people

Ingredients

Unripe raw plantains-3
Jaggery-1 cup
Powdered sugar-2 tbs
Cumin powder-1 tsp
Cardamon powder-1 tsp
Dried ginger powder-1 1/2 tbs
Oil for frying


Method Of Preparation
  • Peel the outer skin of the bananas and immerse them in the turmeric powder for 20 minutes
  • Remove the bananas from turmeric powder and pat dry.
  • Cut each of them into half lengthwise
  • Cut each of them into 1/2 cm thick pieces again and keep it aside
  • In a frying pan pour the oil and heat it at medium flame
  • When the oil is hot add the banana pieces in it and fry it on medium flame.Stir occasionally until the banana pieces become golden yellow/crisp(at least 30 minutes)
  • Take the chips out of the oil and drain the excess oil from the chips using tissue paper and let it cool down
  • In a thick bottomed pan heat jaggery and water till jaggery melts,Heat on medium flame and stir frequently till it reaches a thick consistency(The jaggery syrup should be of 1 string consistency)
  • Add cumin powder,powdered sugar and cardamon powder to the jaggery syrup
  • When the jaggery syrup reached at right consistency lower the heat and add the fried banana pieces in it
  • Mix well and stir continuously in order to prevent the chips from sticking to each other
  • Switch off the flame then add dried ginger powder and powdered sugar in it and mix well
  • The Tasty Sweet Sarkara Varatti is ready to serve.Keep them in an air tight container 


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