Sharkara Varatti

Fried Plantains(Vazhakka) coated with jaggery and mild spices

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Sharkara Varatti

Fried Plantains(Vazhakka) coated with jaggery and mild spices

Category : Snacks, Pure-Vegetarian

By Rugmini Kamalan

Published On: 09 Sep 2005

Rating: 3
12 Votes, 4 Reviews
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30 Minutes
Served : 4
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Step 1

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.


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 subscribers, we have a special discount coupon - HIGHFIVE to get flat 5% discount on all our products. URL - Thanks!


Super recipe ??.thank you


Thank you for the tasty recipe..


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.

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