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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sharkkara upperi or sharkkara varatti - Onam special recipe

Ingredients For Sharkkara varatti

1.Raw banana -2 cup
2.Coconut oil- 4 cup
3.Jaggery or Sharkkara - 150 gm
4. Chukku or Dry ginger powder - 2 tsp
5.Roasted cumin powder or jeeraka powder -1 tsp
6.Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
7.Sugar - 2 tsp

How to make Sharkkara varatti

1.Peel the skin off banana and then cut it in to pieces with 1/2 cm thickness.

2.Heat the oil in a heavy bottom pan and then fry the banana pieces in it.

3.Melt the jaggery till it become in thread form .

4.To this melted jaggery add cumin powder,dry ginger powder,cardamom powder and mix it well.

5.Then add the fried banana chips to this and coat it well with melted jaggery mix.

6.If we sprinkle some sugar on it ,the chips will be easily separated.

7.When it becomes cool you can store and use it .