Fried banana chips, usually made in the Indian state of Tamilnadu and Kerala, and known locally as nenthra-pazham oopperi or upperi, are fried in coconut oil. Both ripe and unripe bananas are used for this food. Sometimes they are coated with masala or jaggery to form spicy and sweet variants respectively. It is an integral part of the traditional Kerala meal called sadya served during weddings and traditional festivals such as Onam. It is best snaks in Kanyakumari district which is most favorite food of tourists.