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7 Unexpected snacks to recreate with banana chips

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Who does not like to cheer up their mood with banana chips after a long tiring day? It has always been the most preferred snacks of all time. Be it with tea or coffee; banana chips goes along with all types of drinks and beverages perfectly. Since we are already impressed with this versatile snack, we thought of trying it in different ways. Now that will create a pop-up in your mind asking what are those different ways. Let us make it clear for you!

Usually, banana chips are taken in baked, salted, and fried form. And it is so yummy that we hardly thought of recreating something with banana chips. But now, to enhance your snacking time we have recreated the form in which banana chips are consumed. But before that, let us take a look at few points about banana chips.

An overview

Banana crisps

Banana chips are commonly used as a snack in India, Indonesia, as well as the Philippines. Most of the times, it is prepared with unripe bananas by frying the sun-dried bananas. It is one of the most nutritious snacks because banana chips are loaded with potassium, magnesium, and carbohydrates. The best of banana chips are found in Kerala when they come out freshly fried in coconut oil. It is worth a try!

Recreations with Banana chips

As we already mentioned, here we will let you know about some of the amazing snacks which you can prepare with the help of these chips. Take a look and serve a fantastic delicacy to your kids every evening. Check them out!

Spicy banana crisps

It is one of the easiest things to try when you are bored or hungry. Just mix half teaspoon chilli powder, pepper powder, black salt, dried mango powder, and homemade cumin powder. Take a bowl full of banana chips and sprinkle this mixture. Toss the banana chips and serve these spicy wafers during the rainy season along with hot coffee or tea.

Caramelized chips

Doesn’t it sound interesting? Yes, certainly! Anything in caramelized form reaches to another level without any doubt. All you have to do is melt 3 tablespoons of sugar and add 2 tablespoons of milk cream in that. Prepare caramel and toss one by one banana chips in the caramel. You will get a delicious combination of sweet and salty snacks.

One can also use jaggery, which is really common in Kerala during Onam. Sweet banana chips are really yummy when the sweet part is added by jaggery.

Honey chilli banana wafers

Fried bananas

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This is just another form of caramelized chips with a small twist. But, the point is that you will love having this wonderful snack. Just heat few teaspoons of honey and add chilli flakes to it along with some soy sauce. Again, toss chips into it and have it before it becomes soft. You will love the tangy and sweet flavour in the crispy chips. Can you imagine the taste right now? We hope you have added this recipe to your to-do list.

Banana chips and sauce

This is already a much-known method of consuming chips in Mexican culture. So why not try it in Kerala style? It will be yum! Add olive oil, chilli flakes, sauces, mayonnaise, and chopped tomatoes. Mix it well to prepare a yummy side dish for your Indian nacho. Now, you can use it as a dip and it will go perfectly with banana chips.

Cheesy fried banana chips

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Who doesn’t love cheese? It has the power to take anything to another level. Ever thought of adding a bonus to your chips with the help of cheese? If not, then do it now! Add a layer of mozzarella cheese along with red pasta sauce and oregano sprinklers. Then spread a layer of banana chips properly and then add cheese spread along with another layer of mozzarella and oregano sprinklers. This will prove to be a yummy combination of chips and it can cheer up the mood of any person. Bake it accordingly and serve it hot. This is undoubtedly the best way to have banana chips in a crisp form.

Double fried banana chips

This may seem a bit oily but not unhealthy. If you have baked chips, then you can heat 3 teaspoons of olive oil and add oregano and chilli flakes to it. Then turn off the gas and add two tablespoons of cheese spread. Mix it well to prepare the thick mixture and toss the chips in this while it is hot. This will definitely provide a yummy coating to your chips and you can enjoy it like never before.

Indian style masala chips

There are innumerable fans of Indian pickles and one cannot deny this fact. So we thought of bringing a fusion of chips and pickles. Just coat the layer pickle on banana chips and bake it for about 4 minutes. Allow it to dry over the chips and then you can have it with mayonnaise or some other dip. This can be your Indian style masala chips and you can serve it in crispy form.


Hence, after looking at all these recreations of banana chips, we can come to a conclusion that taste buds have no boundaries. One can experiment as many things as possible. Little did we know that banana chips could be used in such wonderful ways. If you are already a fan of banana chips then you will love trying out these new recipes which are yummier than before. So try out these amazing tricks and let us know few more if you have any. We would love to publish another set of recreations in the same way!

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5 occasions where you should start serving Banana chips

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Banana chips is one of the most famous and traditional snack of South India. It is equally loved and accepted in other parts of the country and has a great demand even outside India.

So, here I am going to quote 5 events and occasions where you should be serving Banana chips

  1. Onam

    Onam is a very special festival for Keralites or Malayalis. This is the day when malayalis celebrate to the fullest and do all the traditional stuffs. They wear traditional clothes, distribute sweets and serve a variety of dishes on banana leaf.

    Along with the variety of dishes and sweets, serving banana chips is also a tradition. So, during the occasion of Onam, you can serve banana chips to your neighbours and relative and make your onam even better. The best thing is kids like banana chips a lot and they would definitely enjoy your onam sadhya.

  2. Birthday

    Is it your birthday in the coming week or month? Or someone else’s in your family or friend circle? It is obvious that we treat our friends and family members by taking them out for a good lunch or at least some good snacks. So, why to miss the King of snacks – banana chips in this special occasion? Go healthy and inspire your friend and family circle to adopt a similar lifestyle.

    You will notice that all the kids and even aged people attending your birthday party would love the crispy and mouth-watering taste of authentic South Indian banana chips. They will definitely thank you for the special treat you have given them and will never forget the experience they had.

  3. Diwali

    Diwali or deepawali is a special occasion celebrated in all the parts of India. This is also an occasion where people gift sweets and snacks to their relatives and friends. So, why not choose a better and healthy alternative to sweets? Why not gift a unique south Indian product that is already very famous and has a good demand all over the world? Yes, a packet of banana chips along with other snacks will definitely make your gift a special and unique one. Try it and you will find that everyone loves your idea of gifting banana chips and would definitely inquire you about the source of the idea. Do mention this blog post 🙂

  4. Tea time snack

    Apart from using banana chips for special occasions, you can definitely consume them as a tea time snack everyday. You will never get bored of eating them. This is the speciality of the ingredient used in preparing banana chips. The authentic and 100% pure coconut oil is used for making freshly cut raw banana into banana chips. Adequate amount of salt and other spices adds to the traditional aroma and mouth-watering taste.

  5. Companion to regular meals

    Yes, you can serve banana chips as a companion to regular meals or lunch. It goes well with rice and curry. Instead of pappadam or papad, you can serve banana chips which are a tastier and healthier option.
    Also, Instead of having sweets at the end of the meal, you can serve banana chips. It will be the preferred option for any health conscious guest or family member when compare to other unhealthy sweets and chocolates.

These are just the main occasions when you can serve banana chips to make your guest happy. There need not be a reason to serve banana chips as they can be had without a special reason.

Share your thoughts with us about how you would prefer to serve banana chips to your guests and in what occasions.

You can buy freshly prepared banana chips from The South Indian Store any-time.

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Banana chips – One of the most nutritional snack from South India

Banana Chips


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High in nutrition, good in aroma and excellent in taste is what I would call Banana chips. These are one of the traditional tea time snacks all the way from Kerala. Prepared using pure coconut oil and freshly cut raw or ripe banana. The recipe itself varies from region to region within Kerala but each recipe has its own USP and is admired in each and every part of the country. These are not only served as a snack but as a special ingredient during occasions like marriage. The traditional touch and the sweet, sour taste of the crispy brown yellow chips make it one of the mouthwatering products from Kerala.

Bananas are sliced into thin pieces and deep fried in coconut oil to give it that golden yellow colour. This process helps the chips to retain its aroma and taste for a longer period. Banana chips prepared carefully using fresh oil and fresh banana would last for more than 30 days without being affected by the climatic conditions if stored in a dry container. Even though it is deep fried, it does not cause harm to your health because of the ingredients used and various health benefits of banana. It contains coconut oil without any preservative or additional contamination. Coconut oil is a proven medicine for a number of ailments. It helps in hair growth and makes them darker and shinier. It is also used as cooking oil in almost all the houses of Kerala. Apart from Coconut oil, Bananas are itself a good source of protein and other nutrients. So, the combination of these two makes it a healthy snack that can be enjoyed without worrying about any health issues.

We understand the fact that everyone wants to enjoy only freshly prepared snacks. So, there is always a doubt in the mind of the first time visitor of our store – The South Indian Store. There is nothing to worry about the quality of the banana chips sold by us. The reason being we pack only the freshly prepared banana chips. That means – if you order a pack of banana chips today, we will cut fresh banana pieces, deep fry the slices in pure coconut oil and pack them today itself. Once packed, we ship them either the same day or the very next day. This ensures that by the time our customers receive their order, the quality, aroma and the taste of the snack remains intact.

Still worried? The only way to get your doubts clear is to give us a try. Just go ahead and place a minimal order and try our products. Just a matter of few days and you will get your order delivered at your doorsteps and we assure you that you will never regret your decision of buying from us. Looking forward to see you soon on our store – Buy banana chips online here today.