Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Baked Plantain Chips

It's so hard to get back to the normal schedule of work, gym, school, classes etc. after a relaxing break. We got a lot of rest, reading, playing, meeting friends, catching up on movies, cleaning, organizing etc. done. Hope you all had a lovely holiday with family.

Coming to the recipe I have for today... My husband loves plantain chips and my MIL used to make them as one of the snacks for his birthday party each year... She  made them when she visited us too and they were super tasty and crunchy. I decided to try the baked version recently and was quite happy with the resultant lower fat chips. Make sure you get the plantains and not the 'green bananas'.



Raw (unripe) Plantains - 3, peeled
Chilli powder - 1 tsp (or to taste)
Salt - about 1 tsp (or to taste)

Turmeric powder - quarter tsp
Olive Oil (extra virgins works) - 2 tbsp


1) Peel and slice plantains into thin slices (abt 2 to 3 mm) - making them too thin will make them brown too fast and if they are too thick they will be more chewy than crispy.

2) Preheat oven to 400 F. Line 2 cookie sheets with foil or parchment paper.

3) In a big bowl, toss the sliced plantains (they tend to stick to each other so separate them) with the chilli & turmeric powders, salt and oil.

4) Place them on the baking sheets in a single layer and cook for about 15 mins or till golden  turning over once in between.  Cool a bit and enjoy as a snack or as a side dish with rice and a curry. These are best fresh.


  1. Wish a Happy And Healthy New Year to you and your family.
    We did clean and organize too, baked chips are good too..

  2. Happy new year Laavanya, even we had a two weeks vacation and its really hard to start again the routine,can understand yours.

    Guilt free baked plantain chips,am loving it.

  3. I too make baked version in potato. Looks very nice :)

  4. Now this i 'must' try. I am hoping to try these with potatoes too.

  5. Happy New Year Laavanya !! Loved the chips, looks so yum and guilt free too :)

  6. Happy new year, Laavanya! Those chips look glorious! By plantain do you mean vazhakkai?

    1. Thank you Sra. By plantain i mean nendrapazham so the raw nendrakai is what I've used here.

  7. Thank you Cham, Priya, Chitra and Lata akka.
    I think potatoes will turn out great too.. I've only made baked fried and potato wedges so far. There is a MW version at this website that I've been wanting to try: http://thebuddingcook.blogspot.com/2012/09/microwave-potato-chips.html

    1. I meant baked fries (not fried - that was a typo) :)

  8. Plantain is always easier to make chips when compared to potato and others.as we can even directly slice in oil. But baked one comes like a double treat. Healthy and tasty too!


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