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Monday, September 08, 2014

Nurukku Upperi | Kaya Upperi ~ Onam Special !!

Hope all my Keralite frenz and readers had a good Onam,Belated Onam wishes to all !! I wasn't well for the past few days and so was away from blogging.Though I had prepared the nurukku upperi much in advance to share it before Onam,but my health didn't permit me to write the post.Anyways,sharing this crispy delicious fries with raw plantain now- a speciality chips of Kerala and a real addictive one too.Kids really love the home fried ones rather than store brought one that we get here in stores.I have posted a recipe of the traditional type of chips too,here.These chips are much similar to that and just differs in the sizes.I have a few more recipes coming soon related to sadya,stay tuned.Hope you all try this sometime and enjoy !!!

raw plantain 3
turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
oil 1/2 lit (around 500ml; preferably coconut oil)
salt to taste

  • Wash and peel the plantain skin lengthwise to take out the fleshy plantains(apply oil on hands to avoid staining).Keep a wide bowl with water and turmeric powder mixed in it,drop each plantain in it and leave for 20-25 minutes.Drain the water and pat dry the plantains on a paper towel.

  • Cut slits as cross shapes and then cut even rounds to get quarters(the pieces shouldn't be as thick for sharkara varetti nor too thin as upperi).Spread these on  a paper towel to soak excess moisture.
  • Dissolve the salt in about 3 tbsp of water.Keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a wok/kadai till 2 inches deep and the oil shouldn't be smoky hot nor dull,keep on medium flame.
  • Add a slice and check if oil is just correct hot.If the slice pops to the top that means oil is perfectly hot to fry.Fry the cut out plantain quarters in 2 batches on medium heat.Fry them till you start hearing a ringing sound when they rub on each other about 3/4th done.
  • Add half tsp of salted water in oil.You may hear a bubbling sound,but don't panic it will subside in another minute or so or place a lid on the wok to prevent splashing till the sound subsides.Check if the chips are done by taking out a piece,if its soggy and doesn't break easily then leave in oil till done.]
  • Using a slotted spoon,drain on a paper towel.Total time to fry each batch may be around 15-20 minutes.Repeat the same step for each batch.
  • Enjoy once cooled for tea or sadya or store in air tight containers.

Servings~ 80-90 pieces

* You can use kanji water (cooked rice water)  to soak the plantains too.
* Don't over crowd the wok while frying(fry in batches).Don't heat the oil on very high heat otherwise the inside of the chips may not be cooked.
* The slices should be evenly cut so that there is uniform cooking throughout or else somepieces may get easily browned and other takes longer.
* To get the authentic taste of the chips,it should be fried in coconut oil.

* Upperi
* Chakka (chips)Varuthathu| Jackfruit Chips
* Kappa Chips | Tapioca Chips
* Sharkara Varetti | Sweet Chips


great-secret-of-life said... Best Blogger Tips

welcome back Julie.. Love this crispy chips.. Hope u had good break

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious n belated onam greetings to u...

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Crunchy and tasty chips............lovely clicks too!

Gloria Fernandes said... Best Blogger Tips

very addictive snack..looks delish..belated onam wished to you dear

meena said... Best Blogger Tips

Ooooo ugran theres really something about the chips that makes it difficult to take my hands off the pack.I love the mildly sweet ones too.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

plantain is one of my favorite and this looks inviting

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

plantain is one of my favorite and this looks inviting

cookbookjaleela said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice Snacks

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

I can have that bowl in one sitting!

Kurinji said... Best Blogger Tips

crispy and delicious chips...

Motions and Emotions said... Best Blogger Tips

Happy Onam...Chips looks crispy,,,Please participate "In my veg box -cabbage" event at my page

Mira said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks very crispy and the presentation is very nice Julie. Hope you have recovered fully. Yeah we had a good celebration. Take care.

Mira said... Best Blogger Tips

HI Julie Hope you had recovered fully. Celebration went on well for us. Kai upperi looks so crispy and lovely presentation. take care

Beena said... Best Blogger Tips

Love it . Yummy chips

Priya Suresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Wish a huge bottle of this kaya upperi rite now, hard to resist to these deep fried beauties.

FLAVZCORNER said... Best Blogger Tips

Belated Onam wishes to you too!!! Hope you feel better. The Upperi looks good.

Remya said... Best Blogger Tips

love it...will try this soon :)

Vimitha Durai said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks so crunchy and yummy Julie

Harini said... Best Blogger Tips

Belated Onam wished Julie,hope you are doing better,we used to have this packets after packets when we were young,this is such an addictive snack :)

Sangeetha M said... Best Blogger Tips

crispy and yummy kaya upperi, very addictive snacks right?

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Crispy and delicious chips, love the clicks.. said... Best Blogger Tips

tempting n nice pics...

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

These chips bring back my Kerala trip memories. Yours look perfect and chrunchy.

Swathi said... Best Blogger Tips

Nurukku uperi looks delicious

Anupa Joseph (Palaharam) said... Best Blogger Tips

Ahh... this is my husbands the perfectly made...belated onam wishes

Jayanthy Kumaran said... Best Blogger Tips

thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe julie..:)

Shri said... Best Blogger Tips

Hope you had a lovely Onam too. The Varutha upperi looks perfect!