Saturday, September 14, 2013

Chakka Vattal/Jackfruit Chips


Chakka Vattal/Jackfruit Chips

Chakka/Jackfruit is a seasonal fruit in Kerala but you can still enjoy this chakka vattal/chips all the year around. Jack fruit is found in every backyard in Kerala and there are lot of recipes with it.The unripe ones are used in curries or fried to make chips and ripe one are enjoyed as it is or preserved as chakka varatti or chakka jam.This chips is made with unripe jack fruit and is a crispy and crunchy snack.It is sometimes served along with banana chips in sadhya. So I am posting this easy chips for Onam. The edible part of this fruit is the yellow sheath around the seeds but when it is unripe it will be white. Try this quick and tasty chips.

Ingredients
Chakka chula/ Fresh fresh surrounding the seeds- 20 no
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Salt- as needed
Curry leaves- one spring (optional)
Coconut oil for frying- 1 1/2 cup

Cut chakka chula or the jack fruit flesh/bulbs into thin wedges.
Note: The top and the end portion of each bulb will be thicker . You can cut them off and use to make curries. Try to make the slices uniform both in thickness and length.
To this add turmeric powder and toss and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan. First add the curry leaves and then the sliced jack fruit pieces and fry till golden brown.
Fry in batches in medium heat,do not over crowd the pan.
Drain to paper towels and sprinkle salt on top and toss. You can also mix salt and turmeric with a little water( one or two tsp of water) and sprinkle just before taking out from oil. But be extra care full with the oil. You can take out with all the bubbles subside. Transfer to paper towels and when cool transfer to air tight containers and enjoy!

Note : I have often noticed the double frying method ensures maximum crispiness. Fry till the chips are slight golden and drain out from the oil. Allow it to cool a bit and then fry each batch a second time till it is nice and crispy.

Try this
Hope you will all enjoy!

3 comments:

  1. My God,you are torturing me..I don't have chakka vattal this time.Drooling over urs.

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  2. Love jackfruit. The dried seeds of the the ripe jackfruit, sliced thinly and deep fried is so crunchy and tasty.

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