If you love snacking, and have been on the hunt for a healthy and easy snack recipe to enjoy guilt free, you’ve got to try these high fiber banana stem chips.
They’re crunchy and crispy like most other chips, seasoned just right and are actually full of fiber and many other nutrients, making them a healthy choice for you.
Interested in trying out the recipe? Scroll down and read on to know more about it.
Ingredients For the Recipe
To make these high fiber banana stem chips, you’ll need just a handful of simple ingredients.
- Corn flour: ¼ cup
- Rice flour: 4 tbsp
- Whole wheat flour: 4 tbsp
- Turmeric powder: ½ tsp
- Red chili powder: 1 + ½ tsp
- Black pepper powder: 1 tsp
- Salt: 2 tsp
- Banana stem (batons): 2 cups
- Mustard oil: For frying
- Chaat masala: 1 tbsp
How to Make the Banana Stem Chips
Once you have all your ingredients ready, here’s what you’ll need to do to make these crispy chips.
In a mixing bowl, add the corn flour, rice flour, and whole wheat flour.
Add in turmeric powder, black pepper powder, salt, and just 1 teaspoon of red chili powder. Mix all well.
Next add in the banana stems and coat them well with the powdered mixture.
Next heat oil for frying. Fry the coated banana stems until they turn golden and crisp.
Next, take another mixing bowl and add in ½ teaspoon of red chili powder and chaat masala.
Add the fried banana stem batons and mix well with the red chili and chaat masala mixture.
Frequently Asked Questions
For this recipe, we’ve used some classic, no fail seasonings and spices. You can bring about a bit of variation and experiment with other spice mixes if you want to.
Peri peri seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning and even just some smoked paprika can really amp up the flavor of these banana stem chips.
If you’re not too keen on deep frying these high fiber banana stem chips, you can choose to air fry or bake them too, based on your personal preference. Both these cooking
Your leftover banana stem chips can be transferred to an airtight container. You can then refrigerate them for 3-5 days and reheat them in the microwave or the air fryer whenever you want to enjoy them.
Tips & Tricks to Make the Banana Stem Chips
While making these banana stem chips is super easy, you might want to have these little tips and tricks handy to really get those flavors and textures right.
- The mustard oil is what lends these chips a nice earthy flavor. If you don’t have mustard oil, you can use any other regular cooking oil of your choice.
- The rice flour, corn flour and whole wheat flour come together to make a nice coating for the fries. If you don’t have any one of these, you can skip adding them too.
- Banana stems can be tough to cut. Remember to use a sharp knife and cut the stem in batons that are nearly equal in size to ensure that they are all cooked at the same time.
- When deep frying these banana stems, it is always best to keep the heat medium-low. This will ensure that the batons are well cooked from within, and don’t just end up browning from the outside.
- If you don’t have the chaat masala that this recipe calls for, you can use any other masala or seasoning mix of your choice.
- If you want to enjoy some extra crunchiness, you can cut the banana stems in small, thin strips instead of batons.
Serving Ideas & Suggestions
These crispy and savory high fiber banana stem chips can be served with your favorite dip or sauce. If you’ve got nothing else, some good old tomato ketchup can work wonderfully as well.
These crispy fries can be enjoyed as a tea time or evening snack.
If you enjoyed trying out this recipe and are inspired to try out some more such recipes, here are a few good ideas.
- Crispy Air Fryer Banana Chips
- Spicy Sweet Potato Chips With Chili Mayo Dip
- Air Fryer Crunchy Spicy Chickpeas
High Fiber Banana Stem Chips
- ¼ cup Corn Flour
- 4 tablespoon Rice Flour
- 4 tablespoon Whole Wheat Flour
- ½ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
- 1.5 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
- 1 teaspoon Black Pepper Powder
- 2 teaspoon Salt
- 2 cups Banana Stem, (batons)
- 1 cup Mustard Oil
- 1 tablespoon Chaat Masala
- In a mixing bowl, add the corn flour, rice flour, and whole wheat flour.
- Add in turmeric powder, black pepper powder, salt, and just 1 teaspoon of red chili powder. Mix all well.
- Next add in the banana stems and coat them well with the powdered mixture.
- Next heat oil for frying. Fry the coated banana stems until they turn golden and crisp.
- Next, take another mixing bowl and add in ½ teaspoon of red chili powder and chaat masala.
- Add the fried banana stem batons and mix well with the red chili and chaat masala mixture.
- Serve hot.
- You can cut the banana stem and keep it frozen. It might turn brown in color which is normal.