Thursday, July 22, 2010

Jackfruit Chips/ Chakka Upperi

   Jackfruits are one of the biggest blessing during humid summers in Kerala.  Loved as much as the mangoes we use this summer fruit in manifold ways to turnover scrummy dishes.  Believe me when I say this we really make use of every part.  The fruity flesh is enjoyed as is and turned into cooked sweet delicacies.  When raw we cook them fine adding chilies and coconut and make a savory side dish for rice or eat is with spicy fish curry or pickle.  Coming to the seeds it can be turned into unbelievable variety of dishes as well.  Paired with other vegetables or alone they make great dishes to be enjoyed with rice. 

  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.



Ingredients:

Raw Jackfruit(take only the edible white part)
Salt
Oil

Method:

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 :-)

68 comments:

  1. very new to me.. sounds too good dear.. nice clicks too.. thank you :)

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  2. thats one of my favourite summer fruit. looks so good. often buy it from hot chips stall near home for evening tea.

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  3. i looooooooove jackfruit.. the chips look crispy n divine.. drooling here :-)

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  4. Ente fav fav anu chakka varutahthu..Hostelil ayrunapol Achane kondu njna ella weekendum parcel cheyyipikumayrunu :-)

    Kothy sahikunilla Nami..Kidilan..evide chakka kitumo??


    Love
    Suji

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  5. Chakka varathu kanichu kothipikalle, my favorite, missing them lot.

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  6. I would do anything to get a packet of those now..sigh!

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  7. I miss this so much form India .... Very nostalgic to this today .... I get some raw jackfruit in can but nothing compares to the fresh one ...

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  8. lovely and crispy jackfruit chips.

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  9. wow home made jack chips.. our favorite one.. never get tired of eating this delicious chips.. banana chips too

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  10. WOW..love those jackfruits chips...and love this heavenly delicious fruits but its been long long time I had this fruit in any form..great pics especially the last one where the fruit is hanging on tree..

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  11. My mom used to make this crispy chips often...I used to help her by eating it....I just love this....The picture looks so tempting....

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  13. I love Jackfruit but can't find here :(( Nyways this chips looks great!!

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  14. you are making us nostalgic... feel like going home... we love these chips.. beautiful pics..

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  15. usually we buy from the store, this one looks great and home made is always good right? beautiful

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  16. OMG..Nami kothipikalle..love it,
    crispy and yummy chips.

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  17. Fabulous and crispy chips looks marvellous..

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  18. As usual tempting pics. Look yummy and crunchy. Nice to have some before TV

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  19. Very crispy mouthwatering chips. I used to have this when I was a kid.

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  20. perfect naadan snack..with tea, chatter or just like that. the pic of the chakka tree is making me home sick now..i had a small tear around the corner of my eyes

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  21. :(....we do not get jack fruit here and we love these chips....!!!

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  22. I like jackfruit but have never tasted them as chips. Thanks for showing me something new.

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  23. wow! This is my favourite, i always use to buy it from shop, never made it before. Your chips are so tempting and brings back my childhood memories.

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  24. Crisoy and yummy chips.. Engane kothi pidippikkano Nami?? Korachu eduthu kalanjittu kazhicholoo tto..

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  25. This is one of the things that I get reminded when someone talks about Kerala cuisine. Looks crispy and yumm.

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  26. ayyo nammii.enteyum fav chips anithu.epravashyam nattilullapo photo edukan polum vekkathe kazhichu theeryu :) adipoli pic too as always :)

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  27. Fantastic chips! Great work Nami!!
    Better send me a parcel:)

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  28. jack fruit chips looks sooo crispy n delicious ...i had these chips from my neighbor aunty's place ,she brought it from kerala...i love them ...thanks for this beautiful post
    btw thanks for visiting my blog n for giving such lovely n encouraging comments..

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  29. I love jackfruit chips and I even like the jackfruit papad....tastes yumm

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  30. One of my fav, my aunt used to do this one...so crispy and pics are really lovely

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  31. Looks delicious! Lovely pic as well!

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  32. Never eaten in fries form, but I'm sure must be very tasty....not easily available here but I always get it whenever I find it, love the taste of it in veg. curry kind....

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  33. Oh.. I love jackfruit chips ... I've visited Kerala twice and always brought a huge pack of these....
    If I'm not wrong these are fried in coconut oil rt?

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  34. Dear Gulmohar
    How are you?
    I have eaten this long back , but never knew it was made this way...In Delhi, if I ever get the jack fruit I make Vege mutton out of it. It is very expensive here.
    Have a nice weekend

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  35. Great idea and looks very good too:)

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  36. Entamme, chakka upperi kandittu kothiyakunnu..Njangal naattil pokumbozhathekkum chakka season okke kazhiyum :( Evide frozen kittum, pakshe athra taste ella..Chakkayudem upperidem pics superb :)

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  37. have tasted it in hotchips chennai and iam a big fan of this one.the homemade one looks awesome

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  38. My favorite chips!! Looks nice

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  39. lovely cripsy chips, i can easily find jackfruit, must make this one day. Have a great weekend ahead.

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  40. hie....being a punjabi...jackfruit chips were unheard of!....am definetly gonna try 'em....they look scrumptious!!!!!!!!!!!

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  41. Muhaaaaaaaaa I hav enot had them freshly made at home for years and years. This is something mom made every year in heaps. WIsh i could grab even just a hand full.

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  42. its all time fav snack..whenevr i visit kerala, i buy them for sure..

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  43. Miss this and the Jackfruits just brought a huge wave of nostalgia!

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  44. Nostalgia!!! Hope to see many more pictures of India trip and delicious recipes.

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  45. Never tried it before... looks good!! Nice clicks as usual...

    I have an award for both of you waiting on my blog please collect it...

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  46. This is completely new to me but I must say it looks delicious. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  47. tht looks simply irrestible and mouthwatering......mmmmm....simple and delicious...

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  48. simply awesome fruit and chips.

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  49. can't explain how I am longing to get that plate...

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  50. I remember my mom making them nd storing in big containers..... alomost 5 kg containers.... and we used to relish it like crazy... now she too does have tht much time to make 5 kgs but she make in small qtty now i have kept some still at home so tht i can relish few at a time :P
    I love it ne time :)
    nd yeh one of our relative only threw the green part of the JF nd used all other parts in one or the other thing :)

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  51. I think I'm severely missing out by never having had jackfruit! This looks delicious..the perfect way to spruce up some dishes!

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  52. i love these!.. nice click!

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  53. Never had jackfruit chips...bet they are addictive!

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  54. wow never eaten or cooked with this veg/fruit.Sounds interesting.

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  55. This is a standard snack at home as my boys love it!.Never tried making it at home though. Lovely clicks!!

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  56. I am drooling here. Never tasted this before, but feel like eating some. Absolutely delicious.

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  57. Chakka Upperi kazhicha kaalam marannu.Undakkiyappol onnu vilichoodayirunno njangallai

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  58. Thanks guys !! I saw many of you asking whether you could buy Jackfruit in US.I haven't seen the raw ones (fresh) yet,but the ripe ones are available, both as pieces and as whole in Chinese supermarkets :-)

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  59. hello ladies, Sorry havent popped in for a while, been a little slow with the catching up , looks delish.

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