Caramelized plantain is a quick solution to your sudden hunger pangs. If you have plantains at home, then this is the quickest recipe that you could think of. This dish require only a minimum number of ingredients. In fact only 3 ingredients – Plantains, ghee and sugar. It is as simple as that.
Plantains are nothing but commonly known as Kerala bananas or Nendra bananas. They are bigger in size as compared to other varieties. People use Kerala bananas when they are in the raw stage as well. In the raw form, these bananas are used for making chips, stir fries etc. And when ripe, they can be made into a variety of swee dishes and payasams. These bananas are one of the great ingredients that forms the backbone of many sweet Malabar dishes.
This recipe is a very quick one. It can be prepared in just 2 minutes, yes…you read it right, in just 2 minutes. In fact, this is a winning dish for the 2-minute recipe contest organised by BetterButter. This banana snack is very close to my heart. Umma used to prepare this for us in tiffin along with appam. We used to have it as snack for evenings. And I remember, Neshu, my younger brother, who is crazy about bananas, would gobble them in a go. Though he would eat cut bananas as is, with sugar, Umma prepares this caramelized version too.
And when I grew up and started thinking about giving healthy snacks to my little ones, these caramelized bananas topped my list, as snacks. They are nutritious and healthy. Bananas are a rich source of iron. And ghee is a great source of energy. Both of which are required for kids. Even children, who otherwise do not like bananas , would love this version. It is fried and sweet. So there is a crunch at the edges and is drenched in the sugar and ghee.
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