Sharkkara Varatti


Sharkkara Varatti

Sharkara varatti is an unique preparation from the State of Kerala. It is a sweet nendran chips. Sharkara varatti is a must for any wedding or festival occasions like Vishu, Sadhyas etc.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 people



  • In a large pan, add water and turmeric powder and keep aside.
  • Peel the bananas and put them in the turmeric water for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the bananas from the turmeric water, slit the bananas vertically into two half`s and cut it into 1/2 inch slices and dry.
  • Heat the oil in a deep frying pan on medium heat.
  • When the oil is really hot, add the sliced banana and stir occasionally.
  • When it is half done, sprinkle the saline solution.
  • When the chips are golden and is crisp, take it out from oil and let them cool.
  • In a thick bottomed pan heat jaggery and water till jaggery melts. Strain this to removes any impurities.
  • Now reheat the strained syrup on a low to medium heat, stirring frequently till it reaches a thick consistency(nool paruvam).
  • Reduce the heat to low, add the fried banana pieces and mix well and stir continuously.
  • Now add the ginger powder, cardamom powder and cumin powder to this and stir constantly, so that all the slices are coated well with the jaggery.
  • Remove from fire and then add powdered sugar and mix well.
  • Wait for the pieces to be crisp. Use only unripe plantains. Enjoy.
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