Sharkara Varatti

Sharkara Varatti is an indispensable and most popular item in Onam Sadhya and almost all festive occasions. Sharkara Varatti is unique and tasty with thick plantain chips, deep fried in oil and coated in jaggery mixture. Sharkara Varatti is an easy to prepare snack and plantains are one of the most popular fruits available in Kerala. Unripe plantains are selected for preparation of Sharkara Varatti. You can explore a well detailed Sharkara Varatti sweet snack here.

Sharkara Varatti | Pachakam

Sharkara Varatti

Sharkara Varatti is an indispensable and most popular item in Onam Sadhya and almost all festive occasions. Sharkara Varatti is unique and tasty with thick plantain chips, deep fried in oil and coated in jaggery mixture. Sharkara Varatti is an easy to prepare snack and plantains are one of the most popular fruits available in Kerala. Unripe plantains are selected for preparation of Sharkara Varatti. You can explore a well detailed Sharkara Varatti sweet snack here.

Category : Snacks, Pure-Vegetarian

author-image
By Rugmini Kamalan

Published On: 09 Sep 2005

Rating: 4
16 Votes, 4 Reviews
Write a Review
30 Minutes
Served : 4
Print Recipe

Directions

Step 1

For preparing Sharkara Varatti, first peel off the skin of the plantains and put them in water.

Step 2

Pour sour curd into this water to get rid of the plantains serum.

Step 3

Leave it aside for 30 mins.

Step 4

Strain the excess water off.

Step 5

Cut the plantains right from the middle into two and then into pieces of quarter inch size.

Step 6

Heat oil in a wide pan(preferably Urali).

Step 7

Bring it to boil.

Step 8

Slowly, put the cut pieces into the boiling oil.

Step 9

Once they are cooked and crisp, remove from the oil using a strainer.

Step 10

Dissolve jaggery in water and bring this to a boil.

Step 11

Stir continuously, till it`s consistency gets thick.

Step 12

:- Make sure that it doesn't get too thick.

Step 13

Slowly, put the fried plantains into this and mix well.

Step 14

Add powdered cardamom, dry ginger, cumin seeds and ghee into this and mix well.

Step 15

Enjoy Sharkara Varatti.

user
Reply
Anoop

Great recipe. Thanks for sharing this. Its a rarely found Kerala dessert but at the same time its healthy and yummy alternative to all other junk sweets available in the market today. We at The South Indian Store, sell fresh and authentic Sharkara Varatti online. We also offer free shipping to any part of India and for pachakam.com subscribers, we have a special discount coupon - HIGHFIVE to get flat 5% discount on all our products. URL - http://southindianstore.com/product/sharkara-varatti-sharkara-upperi/ Thanks!

user
Reply
teres

Super recipe ??.thank you

user
Reply
Radha

Thank you for the tasty recipe..

user
Reply
gayathri

thank u rugmini, te recipe was excellent. i was searching for the sarkkara varatti recipe every where. now i got it. thanks again. keep posting variety recipies.

Leave your Review

More by This Author

  • Banana Chips - Kerala Special

    Banana Chips is a favorite crunchy crispy snack, one of the indispensable dishes in Onam Sadhya. Ban...

  • Sharkara Varatti

    Sharkara Varatti is an indispensable and most popular item in Onam Sadhya and almost all festive occ...

Top Contributors

  • Recipes of Nizana Shammas

    Nizana Shammas

    Nizana Shammas is a hosewife who has lots of interest n cooking. She is an expert in providing various traditional recipes.

  • Recipes of Renukadevi Kumanan

    Renukadevi Kumanan

    Renukadevi Kumanan is a well versed person in providing varities of South Indian recipes and also some modern recipes. She used to try varities of recipes from different cuisines.