Sharkara Varatti | Sarkara Varatti

RugminiKamalan R
Sharkara Varatti - Sarkara Varatti

Sharkara Varatti | Sarkara Varatti

Sharkara Varatti or Sarkara Varatti is an indispensable and most popular item in Onam Sadhya and almost all festive occasions. The traditional and tasty snack dish is unique with thick plantain chips, deep fried in oil and coated in jaggery mixture. Sharkara Varatti is an easy to prepare snack and plantains are one of the most popular fruits available in Kerala. Unripe plantains are selected for preparation of the dish. This is a very easy to prepare snack. Plantains are very nutritious, full of valuable nutrients essential for human body. Kids love the sweet snack Sarkara Varatti. You can explore a well detailed and illustrated sweet snack Sarkara Varatti here.
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • For preparing the tasty snack, first peel off the skin of the plantains and put them in water.
  • Pour sour curd into this water to get rid of the plantains serum.
  • Leave it aside for 30 mins.
  • Strain the excess water off.
  • Cut the plantains right from the middle into two and then into pieces of quarter inch size.
  • Heat oil in a wide pan(preferably Urali).
  • Bring it to boil.
  • Slowly, put the cut pieces into the boiling oil.
  • Once they are cooked and crisp, remove from the oil using a strainer.
  • Dissolve jaggery in water and bring this to a boil.
  • Stir continuously, till it`s consistency gets thick.
  • :- Make sure that it doesn't get too thick.
  • Slowly, put the fried plantains into this and mix well.
  • Add powdered cardamom, dry ginger, cumin seeds and ghee into this and mix well.
  • Enjoy the tasty and nutritious snack dish with a cup of hot tea. This is one of the most popular snack dishes in Kerala.


You can visit this link for an easy snack Besan Murukku. You can also visit this link Carrot Milk Burfi
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Response (2)
  1. R
    Radha July 19, 2013

    Thank you for the tasty recipe..

  2. g
    gayathri August 15, 2007

    thank u rugmini, te recipe was excellent. i was searching for the sarkkara varatti recipe every where. now i got it. thanks again.
    keep posting variety recipies.

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