Kerala banana chips popular deep fried snack traditional South Indian tea time snack on banana leaf, Kerala India. made in coconut oil on Onam, Vishu, Diwali/Deepawali, Ramzan, Eid.
Prepare time: 15 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Serves: 4 Persons


  • 4 medium sized raw bananas
  • 3 to 4 cups water
  • salt as required
  • freshly crushed black pepper as required
  • oil for deep frying

Directions For Making Banana Chips

Preparing Banana Chips Slices

  1. Peel one banana first.
  2. Pour the water in a bowl.
  3. Using a mandoline slicer, slice the banana directly into a bowl of water. So that the slices fall in the water.
  4. Take another banana and slice in the same way. slice the rest of the banana in a similar way.
  5. Heat oil for deep frying in a kadai or wok.
  6. Remove some of the banana slices from the bowl of water and dry them with clean kitchen towels or napkins.

Frying Banana Chips

  1. When the oil is medium hot, add the slices and fry on medium heat. don’t overcrowd.
  2. Stir with a slotted spoon so that the slices don’t stick to each other.
  3. Fry till you see the sizzling & bubbles in the oil becoming less and less and almost disappear.
  4. The slices would have changed color and become crisp also.
  5. Remove the fried banana chips with slotted spoon and then drain on paper towels.
  6. When they are cooled, immediately place them in an airtight jar or a container and cover the lid tightly.
  7. Fry the remaining raw slices in batches in similar manner.
  8. When all the banana chips are done and inside the jar, then sprinkle salt and pepper in the jar. Shake the jar.
  9. Serve them whenever you or your family wants them.

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