Upperi, Raw Banana Sweet Crispies, Recipe for Onam

Upperi, Raw Banana Sweet Crispies, Recipe for Onam

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This is an awe-inspiring snack from the traditional cuisine of Kerala. Crunchy, deep-fried raw banana roundels are bathed in jaggery syrup and coated with powdered sugar to make a crisp and sweet snack with a rustic, traditional taste.

The coating of powdered sugar enhances the mouth-feel of the Upperi and gives it an appetizing appearance while spices like cardamom and dry ginger give it a wonderful aroma and taste.

When you add the powdered sugar, it might be a little difficult to mix because the syrup starts solidifying, but still make a good effort and mix it well with a spoon.

Once it starts cooling down, you can separate the pieces and coat each piece with your hands. After it cools down completely, store it in an airtight container. Upperi has a long shelf life.

Other variants of banana crisp recipes that you may like - Yellow Banana Chips and Banana Pepper Wafers .

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Upperi, Raw Banana Sweet Crispies, Recipe for Onam recipe - How to make Upperi, Raw Banana Sweet Crispies, Recipe for Onam

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     2Makes 2.25 cups
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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.

Nutrient values per cup
Energy823 cal
Protein2.4 g
Carbohydrates101.9 g
Fiber0.8 g
Fat44.8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A448 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.3 mg
Vitamin C38.4 mg
Folic Acid26.2 mcg
Calcium55.8 mg
Iron11.3 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium24 mg
Potassium308.8 mg
Zinc0.1 mg

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Upperi, Raw Banana Sweet Crispies, Recipe for Onam
 on 10 Jul 17 02:20 PM

Upperi.. a famous kerala sweet.. i always used to wonder how this is made.. finally i tried this recipe and it was super delicious.. little effort to put.. but it is very nice recipe.