Raw banana – 2
Oil – 2 cups
Chilli powder – as per taste
Salt – as per taste
De-skin the bananas and put them in a vessel of water to prevent discolouration.
Heat oil. Pat the bananas dry, use the chips cutter and slice the bananas directly into the oil. Take out when crisp or when the sizzling sound stops. Transfer it to a bowl and sprinkle salt and chilli powder. Toss the vessel till it is mixed well. Salt and chilli powder can be used according to one’s taste buds.
Vazhaikkai chips (raw banana) is invariably made on all Iyengar marriages and festivals.