How to Make Raw Banana Chips (Banana Wafers)

Updated on April 19, 2018
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Banana Chips/Banana Wafers

Banana Chips are Anytime Snacks!

Homemade banana chips are healthy and delicious. They are good teatime snacks. I make these crispy fries during the winter and for rainy days. They're the perfect cold-day pick-me-up.

Banana chips can be made very quickly. You have to peel them and deep-fry the slices in oil till crispy. Spice them up by sprinkling some salt and pepper on them. Store them in an air-tight container. They'll be good for up to 15-20 days after you make them.

Now, let me share the detailed recipe with you.

Some Important Information

I made chips with local raw bananas. Kerala 'Nendran' bananas are known for making the best chips. These chips are naturally yellow in color and taste yummy.

I have shared a pic of the same below. If you get them in market, grab to make some mouth-watering wafers. The procedure of making the chips is same.

Chips Made With 'Nendran Banana' from Kerala

5 out of 5 stars from 3 ratings of Banana Chips/ Banana Wafers

Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: a bowl of banana chips

Ingredients

  • 2 raw bananas
  • 3/4 tsp salt, mixed in 5 tbsp water
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • oil for deep frying

Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Banana Chips/Banana Wafers

  1. Wash raw bananas. Make 3-4 vertical incisions on the skin. Don't make them deep, otherwise you will damage the flesh.
  2. Start opening the skin at one end and remove, just like you peel ripe bananas.
  3. Immerse it in water. This will prevent it from becoming dark.
  4. Mix salt and turmeric powder with four tablespoons of water. Keep ready.
  5. Heat oil for deep-frying. Slice the banana with a slicer or with a knife. The slices should be neither thick nor thin.
  6. Drop a few of them into the hot oil. Don't over crowd them. Fry on medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes. Turn them occasionally. Subsequently reduce the flame.
  7. When they are three-fourth done, add a tablespoon of salt-turmeric water on the hot oil. You will get a spluttering sound.
  8. Not to worry. This sound will reduce in a minute. Fry the slices turning occasionally on a low fire till they turn golden brown.
  9. Remove them on an absorbent paper towel. Repeat the same for making all the chips. These chips will be salty.
  10. Sprinkle pepper powder or red chili powder on them to make spicy chips. Store them in an air-tight container when they are completely cold.
  11. Enjoy eating them whenever you desire!

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Step one: Wash bananas Step two: Cut the ends. Make 3-4 incisions vertically on the skin. Remove the skin starting from one end. Peel the entire skin. Step three: Immerse it in water. This is to prevent it from becoming dark.Step four: Slice them neither thick nor thin.Step five: Mix salt and turmeric powder in water. Keep aside.Step six: Deep-fry them in oil, turning occasionally. Fry them in small batches. When they are almost crispy, add a teaspoon of salt-turmeric water. You will hear sizzling sound. It will subside in a minute.Step seven: Fry them till crispy. Remove them on a tissue paper. Repeat the same for making all the chips. Sprinkle chili powder or pepper powder on them to make spicy wafers. I made salty wafers.Store them in an air-tight container when they are completely cold.
Step one: Wash bananas
Step one: Wash bananas
Step two: Cut the ends. Make 3-4 incisions vertically on the skin. Remove the skin starting from one end. Peel the entire skin.
Step two: Cut the ends. Make 3-4 incisions vertically on the skin. Remove the skin starting from one end. Peel the entire skin.
Step three: Immerse it in water. This is to prevent it from becoming dark.
Step three: Immerse it in water. This is to prevent it from becoming dark.
Step four: Slice them neither thick nor thin.
Step four: Slice them neither thick nor thin.
Step five: Mix salt and turmeric powder in water. Keep aside.
Step five: Mix salt and turmeric powder in water. Keep aside.
Step six: Deep-fry them in oil, turning occasionally. Fry them in small batches. When they are almost crispy, add a teaspoon of salt-turmeric water. You will hear sizzling sound. It will subside in a minute.
Step six: Deep-fry them in oil, turning occasionally. Fry them in small batches. When they are almost crispy, add a teaspoon of salt-turmeric water. You will hear sizzling sound. It will subside in a minute.
Step seven: Fry them till crispy. Remove them on a tissue paper. Repeat the same for making all the chips. Sprinkle chili powder or pepper powder on them to make spicy wafers. I made salty wafers.
Step seven: Fry them till crispy. Remove them on a tissue paper. Repeat the same for making all the chips. Sprinkle chili powder or pepper powder on them to make spicy wafers. I made salty wafers.
Store them in an air-tight container when they are completely cold.
Store them in an air-tight container when they are completely cold.

Nutritional Information of Banana Chips/ Banana Wafers

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 436
Calories from Fat180
% Daily Value *
Fat 20 g31%
Saturated fat 4 g20%
Carbohydrates 42 g14%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 5 g20%
Protein 6 g12%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 6 mg
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Questions & Answers

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    • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

      ShailaSheshadri 

      11 months ago from Bengaluru

      Thanks for your inspiring comments.

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      peachy 

      11 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      great hub, I had bought banana chips but never knew that it is so easy to make, thanks very much

    • ShailaSheshadri profile imageAUTHOR

      ShailaSheshadri 

      11 months ago from Bengaluru

      Thanks for reading my hub. These banana chips you can make in less time. But, you have to deep fry them till they become fully crispy. Keep the heat low towards the end of frying.

      You can feel the crispness while frying. When they touch the slotted spoon, they make some crunchy sound. You can store these chips crispy for many days.

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      Mary Wickison 

      11 months ago from Brazil

      I think this is what I need to do because I dried air drying for banana chips and they didn't turn out.

      I like this idea. We have several banana plants and I am always looking for creative ways to use them so thanks for this.

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