Thursday, March 19, 2009

Microwave Plantain/Raw Banana chips

Everybody likes to munch something and when it comes to munching the best snacks is obviously "chips". But being health conscious/weight conscious you would like some better alternative to chips. These microwave plantain/banana chips would be one of the best mid-afternoon snacks at work as you can still enjoy chips without worrying. They are a little harder than the traditional fried chips but they taste equally good and definitely healthy. Just make them the day before and pack them to office so whenever you feel like munching you could have them:)


2 Raw bananas/Plantains(You can use any variety, I used the raw version of the traditional nendram pazham)
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste
2 tbsp olive oil(any kind of oil can be used, I prefer Olive oil)

Boil the plantains in water for 15 mins. Take them immediately from water and let them cool. Once they are cooled just remove the skin and slice them thinly either using a knife or a slicer. Add the oil, turmeric powder and salt to the slices and mix them well so that they are evenly coated. Now spread them as a single layer in a microwave safe plate/dish. Don't overcrowd the plate as that would result in uneven cooking of the plantains. If you don't have enough room for all the slices just cook them in batches. Cook them on high for 8 mins, taking the plate out and stirring them after every 2 mins. Keep an eye on the chips during the last 2 mins to avoid burning. Allow them to cool completely so they would get crispier.

Since these are good and healthy alternative for the normal snacks, I am sending them for the "Sunday snacks - Grab n Go" event hosted by Pallavi.


Pallavi said...

Wow.. Nice one Sangeetha.. I am definitely trying this... I never think of making chips.. just like you said.. coz they are not so healthy.. but this definitely seems like a healthier alternative when we crave some.. Thanks for the entry..

Unknown said...

Thank you so much Pallavi

Unknown said...

hi sangeetha I am sindu living in Briar forest referred to this site by sateesh Dekshnamoorthy..

This is a very healthy snack I am trying it for sure :)

Aji said...

Sangeetha, it is good to know I can make chips without much oil... I tried this and came out well... My Mr like them a lot... :) thanks for the recipe...

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