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Nendran Banana Chips | Ethakka Upperi | Kerala Banana Chips

Nendran Banana Chips or Ethakka Upperi is a deep fried raw banana snack that is usually has a snack .
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Kerala
Servings: 4
Calories: 378kcal

Standard 1 cup measures 240 ml


  • Kadai
  • Slicer


  • 2 Raw Banana
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1.5 tsp Salt
  • ¼ cup Water
  • Coconut oil as needed for deep frying


  • Peel the skin of the raw banana , using a peeler or a knife.
  • Using a slicer , Slice the Banana into thin slices.
  • In a bowl add Water , To this add Salt and Turmeric powder and mix well until the Salt dissolves and the turmeric powder combines well with the Water and set them aside.
  • Heat Coconut oil in a kadai for deep frying . Wait till the oil is hot and then add in the sliced bananas.
  • Keep cooking in a low medium flame. Once the "sshhh" sounds get reduced . Add the Turmeric and Salt Water. Add about 1 to 1.5 tsp of the Water
  • Slowly the banana chips get the beautiful yellow colour. When the bubbles and sounds completely stopped the Chips will be cooked.
  • Take out from the oil and drain in Paper towels to remove the excess oil. Continue to the other batches of the chips.
  • Delicious Kerala Style banana Chips are now ready .



  • Always use Raw banana for preparing the chips.
  • Adjust the salt and turmeric powder needed as per the amount of chips you are cooking .
  • For cooking the second batch of the chips less salt and turmeric powder needs to be added as the oil will already have Salt and Turmeric powder.
  • Allow it to cool down and then store in air tight containers.
  • If you cant find a slicer , Use a good knife and slice the banana into thin Strips.
  • If you are not able to source coconut oil , you can very well use and flavourless cooking oil for deep frying.


Calories: 378kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.8g | Protein: 0.7g | Fat: 37.7g | Saturated Fat: 32.5g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 873mg | Potassium: 225mg | Fiber: 1.7g | Sugar: 7.2g | Calcium: 5mg
Keyword Banana Chips, Ethakka Upperi, Nendran Banana Chips
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