It is not just a title. I think this is the best sweet plantain recipe that I have seen. Plantains are fairly common in Indian cuisine and I have tried several curries and stir-fries with this superfood, but snacks are a little bit tricky.
The natural sugars in Sweet Plantains can caramelize pretty fast if you chop or slice them too much. Fried sweet plantains are very popular in many parts of the world. This sweet plantain recipe is authentic and delicious with cardamom flavored sugar syrup. Only ripe plantains work best for this recipe.
The best plantains for this recipe are the ones that have darker skins and a tender core. As plantains ripen, the skin darkens and thins and becomes easier to peel, and the fruit inside sweetens and darkens to a light peach color.
The darker they are, the sweeter and less starchy they become, and that is exactly what you want to get for the sweet Plantain recipe. Check out my article on when plantain is ripe?
I have had this snack several times in my childhood and I am still fond of it.
Apart from the plantains, there is the sugar syrup you will need to complement the flavors. Not that sweet plantains need more sweetness, but the syrup is also loaded with cardamom flavor! Cardamoms add flavor to any dish and are especially true for snacks and desserts. You have to try it to experience it.
Step by step directions
These are my small step-by-step pictures for your reference. The best plantains for this recipe are the ones that have darker skins and a tender core.
Peel the skins off the Plantains and slice them ½ inch thick. In a medium-size pan, heat one tablespoon of oil, and as it heats up, fry the sliced plantains. Check my recipe plugin box for the detailed recipe. Thank you.
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Best Sweet Plantain Recipe (Fried)
- 4 ripe plantain
- 1 cup refined sugar
- 1 ½ cup water
- 3-4 green Cardamom
- 2-3 tablespoon oil
- Peel the skins off the Plantains and slice them ½ inch thick.
- Prepare the sugar syrup( sugar and water) in a medium size pot. Boil the syrup for about15 minutes. Then add the cardamoms.Set the syrup aside.
- In a medium size pan, heat one tablespoon of oil and as it heats up, fry the sliced plantains.
- Fry to a golden crispy texture and let it soak in the sugar syrup for at least 10 minutes.
- Fried Sweet Plantains are ready! Serve warm with vegan cream or without cream.
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Nutritional information is an estimation only.
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