Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Healthy Plantain Chips | Vazhakkai Chips, Baked Version

This week, I would be sharing some healthy / Diet-specific Recipes under New Year Challenge. I had long back started cutting junk food and all things unhealthy for my kids from Cornflakes to white sugar to deep-fried snacks. I replaced Deep-fried ones with either baked or Shallow fried version using Appe pan. This crispy, flavourful Raw Banana Chips is one such recipe which is very healthy, yet so addictive. It uses very little oil and within minutes, comes out perfectly crispy, just like its deep-fried counterpart. I stopped using Refined oils as well, so this Chips is made using Organic Cold-pressed Coconut Oil, which makes it even more flavourful and yummy. 

Wk 4 - BM #84
New Year Challenge

Preparation time - 10mins
Baking time - 12-15mins
Serves - 4

Plaintain / Raw Banana / Vazhakkai - 2,big
Salt -As needed
Chilli powder - As needed
Asafoetida - 1/2tsp
Coconut oil - 3-4tblsp


1.  Start by pre-heating the oven to 180C. 

2.  Peel the skin of the Plantains and slice them very thinly using a sharp slicer. 

3.  In a mixing bowl, combine the sliced Plantain with salt, chilli powder, asafoetida and coconut oil.

4.  Line a large baking tray with parchment paper. Arrange the slices evenly on the tray. Make sure you don't everlap them. 

5. Bake for first 5mins and then turn them around once. Bake for another 7-10mins until the edges start browning and thy turn crispy. DO NOT OVERDO.

Sinfully delicious, healthy Plantain chips is ready to munch on with a hot cup of coffee or tea!

Do check out my other Baked, healthy versions of Snacks

Baked Papdi

Broccoli Kofta in Appe Pan

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 84


  1. Banana chips are my hubby fav.. he loves that.. most of time i used fried version but ur baked one also looks perfect n crispy.

  2. I would have never thought of baking the vazhakkai chips. What a great idea and definitely a guilt free way to eat more of it.

  3. The tough part of New Year resolution or challenge is sticking to it and glad to know you trying to make it a life style change. Baked banana chips look crisp and are evenly baked.

  4. I make plantain chips on occassion but never before baked - a healthier version I should try

  5. Wow! I have never tried banana chips in the oven. This sounds so very doable without compromising on the taste. Appreciate your New Year resolution.

  6. These crispy and baked version of plantain/banana chips looks awesome. yet to try.

  7. Wow, thats a super duper resolution, kudos to you. Baking vazhakkai chips is definitely a fabulous twist. Those chips looks absolutely crispy and prefect.

  8. Never thought of baking these chips. The coconut oil would have made it all the more irresistible!

  9. Wow, those plantain chips look so addictive. I think we can finish a bowl full of them in no time.

  10. This is such a brilliant idea! No tension of feeling guilty of eating deep fried stuff... thank you so much for sharing!

  11. That's a good challenge to pick!..the chips look so good..

  12. Baking the plantain chips is a wonderful and healthy idea.