Sarkara Varatty (Home Made)
Sharkara varatty or Sharkara uperi is a special dish of Kerala that is very popular with the local people. It is made with raw bananas, jaggery, herbs and spices giving it a sweet and sour taste. In Kerala Sharkara varatty is an essential part of weddings and festivals due to its delicious and addictive taste. In fact no feast is complete without this traditional dish. This dish is prepared after peeling raw bananas and cutting them into small strips. Soak them in water for half an hour and then after draining the water deep fry in coconut oil till golden brown. Add sugar, cardamom powder, ginger powder and cumin powder and mix the fried banana into jaggery syrup. Sprinkle powdered sugar over it
Sharkara Varatti is a delicacy one cannot afford to miss with benefits of banana and the digestive properties of ginger and jaggery, especially during or on the last day of Onam. This dried snack can be prepared in advance and stored in air tight containers to preserve it for a long time. Valley Spice is an ideal place where you can order freshly made Sharkara varatti sitting in the vicinity of your home.