Raw Banana - 5 to 6 ( 1 kg)
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Jaggery,grated - 300 gms
Rice powder - 2 to 3 tbsp
Cardamom powder - 3/4 to 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Dry ginger powder - 2 tsp
Coconut oil ,for frying - as required
Water - as required
Peel and soak plantain in water mixed with turmeric powder for about 5 minutes.
Drain well and cut each one vertically into half.
Slice the halved plantains into 1/4 " thick pieces.
Heat oil in a pan .When the oil turns really hot ,carefully add the sliced plantain( in batches) and reduce the flame to medium-low.Stir the pieces gently so that they do not stick to each other.Cook until it turns crisp and golden brown
Drain and keep aside.Allow this to cool completely.
Heat grated jaggery along with few tbsp of water .(Strain this to remove impurities ,if any.)Cook the jaggery mixture over medium low flame until it reaches single thread consistency.
To check this,take a drop of the jaggery syrup between your thumb and index finger and pull gently,if a single thread is formed the jaggery syrup is ready.
Now add the chips and mix well.
Switch off the stove and add the rice flour,cardamom powder,cumin powder and dry ginger powder.Stir well.
Stir this continuously until the jaggery syrup solidifies
and each pieces are separated.
Now to ready jaggery raw banana varatti.