Banana chips with jaggery
Ethakka upperi-banana chips with jaggery made out of finely sliced rounded banana pieces and deep fried in pure coconut oil. Yet another unique preparation with bananas is the ‘Sarkara Varatti’. Sarkkara Varatti /Sarkkara Upperi is prepared by chopping bananas into a thick piece, deep fried and then mixed into melted jaggery. It is a must for all festive occasions and weddings in Kerala
Sarkara varatti / Sarkara Upperi is one of the must have dishes in any sadya ( feast ) recipe of Kerala. Whether it is marriage, onam or any other functions where food is served on a banana leaf, then this sarkara varatti /sarkara upperi is a really must.
Sharkara varatty or Sharkara uperi is a special dish of Kerala that is very popular with the local people. It is made with raw bananas, jaggery, herbs and spices giving it a sweet and sour taste. In Kerala Sharkara varatty is an essential part of weddings and festivals due to its delicious and addictive taste. In fact no feast is complete without this traditional dish. This dish is prepared after peeling raw bananas and cutting them into small strips. Soak them in water for half an hour and then after draining the water deep fry in coconut oil till golden brown. Add sugar, cardamom powder, ginger powder and cumin powder and mix the fried banana into jaggery syrup. Sprinkle powdered sugar over it
Sharkara Varatti is a delicacy one cannot afford to miss with benefits of banana and the digestive properties of ginger and jaggery, especially during or on the last day of Onam. This dried snack can be prepared in advance and stored in air tight containers to preserve it for a long time. Platter Fresh is an ideal place where you can order freshly made Sharkara varatti sitting in the vicinity of your home.