There's no doing away with this sweet banana chips coated with jaggery and mild spices. It's not as difficult to make as you think, if you follow our instructions closely.


½ kg plantains, not too mature

¼ kg jaggery

½ tsp dried ginger powder

1 tsp cardamom powder

2 tsp rice flour (if needed)

Oil, for frying


In a hot pan, pour oil

Drop the banana pieces into the hot oil (banana slit lengthwise and chopped into smaller pieces)

Saute until the banana pieces turn brown in colour

Pass them to a strainer

Dissolve the jaggery in 1 ½ cups of water and start heating it

Wait till the jaggery bubbles up, thicken and forms a one-line thread consistency

When it gets to that stage, add the fried banana pieces

Stir continuously until the mixture gets warm so that it doesn't stick to the pan

Once it's warm, add cardamom powder and dried ginger powder

Toss in the rice flour as well

Mix well until all ingredients blend with the pieces

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