Sharkkara Varatti

Sharkara varatti is an unique preparation from the State of Kerala. It is a sweet nendran chips. Sharkara varatti is a must for any wedding or festival occasions like Vishu, Sadhyas etc.

Sharkkara Varatti

Sharkara varatti is an unique preparation from the State of Kerala. It is a sweet nendran chips. Sharkara varatti is a must for any wedding or festival occasions like Vishu, Sadhyas etc.

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By Julie Joseph

Published On: 06 May 2012

Rating: 4
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20 Minutes
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Ingredients

Directions

Step 1

In a large pan, add water and turmeric powder and keep aside.

Step 2

Peel the bananas and put them in the turmeric water for 20 minutes.

Step 3

Remove the bananas from the turmeric water, slit the bananas vertically into two half`s and cut it into 1/2 inch slices and dry.

Step 4

Heat the oil in a deep frying pan on medium heat.

Step 5

When the oil is really hot, add the sliced banana and stir occasionally.

Step 6

When it is half done, sprinkle the saline solution.

Step 7

When the chips are golden and is crisp, take it out from oil and let them cool.

Step 8

In a thick bottomed pan heat jaggery and water till jaggery melts. Strain this to removes any impurities.

Step 9

Now reheat the strained syrup on a low to medium heat, stirring frequently till it reaches a thick consistency(nool paruvam).

Step 10

Reduce the heat to low, add the fried banana pieces and mix well and stir continuously.

Step 11

Now add the ginger powder, cardamom powder and cumin powder to this and stir constantly, so that all the slices are coated well with the jaggery.

Step 12

Remove from fire and then add powdered sugar and mix well.

Step 13

Wait for the pieces to be crisp.
Use only unripe plantains. Enjoy.

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