Thursday, July 22, 2010
Jackfruit Chips/ Chakka Upperi
It makes me drool just writing about all the delicious stuff. Without further ado today's recipe is the crispy fries made with the raw flesh of the jackfruit. They are one of our favorites and while in Kerala I had a chance to make them with family. It was a wonderful time both making and munching on them over tea and chitchat while the rain splashed away keeping pace with our own relentless chatter. Simple pleasures of life.
By the way, I did mean it when I said we use every part of the jackfruit. The jagged outer husk is fed to the cattle.
Raw Jackfruit(take only the edible white part)
1.Clean the raw chakkachula (edible white part)and slice it equally.Cut off both the top and bottom edges.
2.Bring the oil to smoking hot.
3.Throw in the pieces and fry till it is done. The time depends on the thickness of the pieces.
4.Add some salt water slowly into the pan ,be careful while doing so, since the oil will splutter around.If you are using a smaller pan you could cover it up, if not stay as far as you can :-)
5.Take out and spread on a paper towel and let cool before storing in an airtight container.
Here is the picture of some jackfruits from our yard ,back in Kerala.In fact when went they were almost over, though we were lucky enough to eat them in all forms.And I got to click the last remaining ones for you all :-)