Upperi, Raw Banana Sweet Crispies / Sharkara Varatti

Posted on 8/21/2017

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 35 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Makes 2.25 cups


2 cups peeled raw banana roundels , cut into halves
coconut oil for deep-frying
3/4 cup chopped jaggery (gur)
1/2 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
1 tsp dried ginger (soonth) powder
1/2 cup powdered sugar


1. Heat the coconut oil in a deep non-stick pan and deep-fry the bananas a few at a time on a slow flame till they turn crispy and golden brown in colour from all the sides. Drain on an absorbent paper. Keep aside.
2. Combine the jaggery and ¼ cup of water in a broad non-stick pan, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 6 to 7 minutes, while stirring continuously.
3. Add the deep-fried bananas, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 minutes or till they coat evenly, while stirring continuously.
4. Add the cardamom powder and ginger powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
5. Switch off the flame, cool for approx. 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
6. Add the powdered sugar and mix very very well to coat the bananas evenly. Cool completely at room temperature for atleast 1 to 2 hours.
7. Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container. Use as required.

Tarla Dalal

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