Traditional Indian Recipes

SARKARA VARATTI – KERALA SADHYA RECIPE

Sakara Varatti is one of the famous snacks of Kerala. It is prepared with Nendrakai coated with jaggery syrup and spices.

Sarkara Varatti has a sweet and spicy taste. It is a bit harder to chew but it has a lovely sweet and spicy taste.

Sarkara Varatti is an important snack in Kerala Sadhya.

The procedure of preparing Sakkara Varatti is as follows:

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Ingredients:

Nendrakai (Raw plantain)            2

Coconut oil                                       for deep frying

Jaggery                                              75 g

Sugar                                                  25 g

Dry ginger powder                       2 tsp

Jeera powder                                  1 tsp

Cardamom powder                       ½ tsp

Method for preparing Sarkara Varatti:

  1. Peel the bananas and cut it lengthwise into 2 halves.
  2. Then cut it into semi-round shapes into ½ cm thick pieces.
  3. Heat the oil in a kadai or wok add the banana pieces and deep fry them or till they turn golden yellow in color or till they become crispy.
  4. Take the chips out of oil and drain the excess oil by placing the chips on kitchen paper and allow it to cool.
  5. Make jaggery syrup by boiling little water and jaggery. Make one string consistency, i.e., add a drop of the jaggery into a glass of water if it settles down like a drop in the water the consistency is right.
  6. Strain the impurities of jaggery syrup.
  7. Add fried banana pieces to the jaggery syrup and stir well till the jaggery is well coated over the banana pieces. Put off the flame.
  8. Add the sugar and stir continuously so that the banana pieces are well coated with sugar and also to prevent the chips from sticking to each other.
  9. Add dry ginger powder, jeera powder and cardamom powder and mix well so that the banana pieces are well coated with the powders.
  10. When cool transfer to airtight container.

Sarkara Varatti is ready to munch.

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