Raw Banana Wafers Recipe
Written by Sneh Chaudhry on March 21, 2022
Simple banana wafers that are topped with black pepper powder and sendha namak. Since we have prepared these wafers for vrat or fasting, we have sprinkled only sendha namak and black pepper powder over the chips. Still, you may also sprinkle other spices like red chilli powder, chaat masala or any of your favourite herbs.
INGREDIENTS (1 CUP = 240 ML)
- 4raw bananas medium-sized
- sendha namak/salt as required
- black pepper powder as required
- oil for deep frying
- Peel one banana first. Apply and rub sendha namak/ Rock salt (or salt) on it.
- Heat oil for deep frying on a medium flame.
- When the oil is hot, slice the banana using a thin slicer directly in hot oil.
- Reduce the flame to low while frying the wafers. Keep adjusting the flame between low and medium. Fry till crisp and light golden in colour.
- Keep separating wafers with a ladle, otherwise, wafers will stick to each other.
- Place them on an absorbent paper to drain excess oil.
- Sprinkle sendha namak (salt) and black pepper powder over the first batch.
- Fry the wafers batch-wise. Do not overcrowd the oil. We have to sprinkle sendha namak (salt) and black pepper powder over them when they are hot, otherwise, chips won’t be properly coated with spices.
- Now repeat the same steps to fry the remaining batches.
- Store these crispy homemade fresh banana wafers in an air-tight container once they come to room temperature.
- Do not slice the bananas before. We highly recommend that you slice the bananas directly in hot oil, otherwise bananas will darken.
- Fry the wafers batch-wise. Do not overcrowd the oil.
- Heat oil on a high flame and once you add the first batch of wafers, reduce the flame to medium to get crisp wafers.
- If you are not comfortable slicing the wafers directly in hot oil, you can slice them and keep them in cold water. But if you are following this method, make sure they are dehydrated, before adding wafers to hot oil, otherwise, the oil will splutter.
- Sprinkle black pepper powder & salt on them as soon as you remove them from oil. Do not wait for other wafers to be fried.
- Since we have prepared these wafers for vrat or fasting, we have sprinkled only sendha namak and black pepper powder over the chips. Still, you may also sprinkle other spices like red chilli powder, chaat masala, or any of your favourite herbs.
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