When my daughter was around 4 years old, she used to refer to her Grandmothers as ‘French fries Ammachi’ (French Fries, being her favorite food by my Mother in Law) and ‘Uppari Ammachi’ (Ethakka Uppari/ Plantain Chips, being her favorite food by my Mother) (Many of you guys who know us personally will be thinking "foodie daughter of foodie parents"...Yes...she is a perfect match to us and we are still mending our Son who is not yet there!!!). As for me nothing screams ‘Home’ and ‘Mother’ more than this dish. Three of us, her kids, ate a lot of these during our childhood and for me this was 'the' extravaganza during my pregnancy and for a few months after delivery. Can you believe my brother, who is 9 years older, used to envy me for this!!!!!
This will be familiar to many in many ways, but this is how my Mother used to make them. So here is it just like the way she made and just like the way she presented…
- Ripe Sweet Plantain…………..1
- Ghee as needed
- Sugar as needed
- Oil for deep frying
- Cut the Plantain into 2 through the middle. Then slice each piece lengthwise into 4.
- Heat 4-5 Tablespoons of Oil in a pan on medium heat and fry the Bananas.
- Once fried, drain the excess Oil and arrange them on a serving plate.
- Spread some Ghee on the fried Plantains while still hot.
- Sprinkle some Sugar over the Ghee.
- Layer all the pieces like the the way you want and serve warm.
- Fry the Plantains in batches and avoid overcrowding.
- Do I have to mention specially that this is very good for kids?
- I had seen my Sister in Law frying Plantains in Ghee itself. But I prefer Oil just because that's the way my Mom always does.
- As the Sugar we get here is very fine, it will melt very fast. So it is not very clear in the picture.
Make it, enjoy the deliciousness and
serve it to your family with love…