Matoki No Chevdo~Kacha kela No Chevdo~Deep fried raw banana with sweet and spicy flavouring

Happy Mahashivratri to you all...Aum Namah Shivay !! May lord Shiva bless you all with his greatness...funnly enough after all these years I never knew the other importance of Mahashivratri. Till about a month ago I thought the shivrati festival was celebrated because of Lord Shiva's marriage to Goddess Parvati...I found out one more story behind shivratri when I visited a temple and priest was explaining how shivratri is also celebrated because of the Samudra Manthan, a battle between devas and asuras during which a pot of poison came out of the ocean and on the request of gods, Lord Shiva drank the poison. The poison was so potent that it changed the color of His neck. Because His neck burnt so strongly, and Lord Shiva was in such agony, other devas gave him milk, yogurt and fruits. The devas themselves then carried out a fast so for this reason, most hindus will also fast on this day.

These days, fasts consist of eating pretty much everything apart from grains and vegetables! I will be fasting too...but I will be eating mainly farali food (root vegetables, fruit and milk products).
For this years Mahashivratri I made Matoki ( Kacha kela ) no chevdo.

You will need:-
  • 2 raw banana
  • 1/2 cup peanuts
  • 2 tbsp salt
  • oil to fry
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • pinch of citric acid in powder form ( limbu na phool )
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
First in a bog bowl take cold water , add 2 tbsp salt. Peel the banana and place the banana in salty water. Now sliced them thinly ( I used mendoline ). Leave them in salty water for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile heat the oil in kadai.Take out slices and place them on a kitchen towel and pet them dry. Oil should reach to smoking point. Slowly place few of the banana slices into the kadai.Allow to become golden all over and until goes crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon. Now fry the peanuts on a medium heat and add them to the fried banana slices. add sugar, citric acid, red chilli powder and black pepper powder. Gentlym everything. Let it cool and enjoy !


  1. Liked this recipe; very tempting!

  2. wishing you and your family a very happy Shivrathri ,,, thanks for sharing .. looks very crispy

  3. awesome and crispy chips.Happy maha shivrathri.

  4. I just stumbled upon your blog and love your recipes. I have bookmarked several to try..from this crispy treat to your nepali salad and meva pulao.


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