How To Make Banana Chips At Home?

Crunchy, flavourful and delicious; that’s what banana chips are to most of us! These fried delights make for a great snack, a side dish and sometimes, a traditional food on most occasions in South India. Banana chips are generally dry, mostly salted or spiced and sometimes jaggery or sugar-coated. Widely enjoyed in the Indian states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu and locally known as nenthra-upperi, these chips are mostly fried in coconut oil. The sweet counterpart, which is made using jaggery, is known as sharkara upperi. Made with unripe plantains,…

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Do you know banana and pumpkin are berries and strawberry is not! Here’s why!

1. Why are bananas berries, but strawberry aren’t? Despite its name, strawberry isn’t a true berry. Its strange that so many fruits which actually have berry in their names are actually not berries. A berry is a simple fruit formed from one flower which has many seeds loosely embedded on the inside of the flesh. Scroll down to know more about foods that are technically berries: 2. Banana is a berry and a fruit Banana is both a berry and a fruit, which grows on large herbs and they are…

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Stefano Manfredi’s banana and macadamia sweet calzone recipe

We know how cleverly inventive the Neapolitans are. The various pizza permutations – from filled and fried to sweet pizze – are derived from their traditions. You can imagine that the classic filled pizza, the calzone, came about by simply folding the round pizza dough in half, enclosing the ingredients and then sealing its edges before placing it in a wood-fired oven to cook like normal pizza. And you can imagine that a sweet pizza is a natural extension of the savoury. This is a filled dessert pizza devised by…

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Kitchen gadgets review: Banana Surprise Yumstation – an insult to God

What? Banana Surprise Yum Station (coolshop.co.uk, £18.99). Fruit secured in a cradle is hollowed by an annular cannula, with fillings injected via pipette. Why? Bananas aren’t stupid enough.   Well? This week, a machine that lets you impregnate a banana – and this sentence is the least worst thing about it. To clarify, it burrows a hole through one, so you can pump it full of bespoke filling like you’ve always wanted. Mmmm. As with the best products, I can’t figure out its name: Banana Surprise? Banana Yumstation? They’re both…

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