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breadfruit fry recipe with step by step pics. these easy to make breadfruit fries are a delicious accompaniment to any indian meal. the outer appearance of breadfruit looks similar to jackfruit, but the size, texture and taste is different than that of jackfruit.

breadfruit recipe

the following are the names of breadfruit in various indian languages:

  • hindi – bakri chajhar
  • marathi – neer phanas
  • konkani – jeev kadgi
  • malayalam – kadachakka or sheema chaaka
  • telugu – seema phanasa
  • kannada – jeegujje, deevi halasu

i only make two recipes with breadfruit. one this breadfruit fry and the other is a breadfruit thoran. breadfruit is not easily available where i live. so when my mom got this breadfruit from kerala, i thought of making breadfruit fry.

breadfruit fry is also known as jeev kadgi phodi in konkani language. my mom used to make this recipe on occasions with breadfruit. this is a much loved konkani side dish. when living in goa i would get breadfruit easily. in fact there would be breadfruit trees growing wildly in goa that you can just go and pluck a breadfruit from it.

since the breadfruit travelled all the way from kerala, it got ripened faintly. nevertheless it still made up for tasty fries which we relished with our meal.

some more vegetable fries i make are:

this recipe can be easily halved or doubled. i usually pan fry the breadfruit, but you can also shallow fry or deep fry if you want.

breadfruit fry

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crispy and tasty breadfruit fries. this breadfruit fry recipe is easy to prepare and makes for a delicious accompaniment to any indian meal.
breadfruit fry recipe, kadachakka fry recipe
Author:Dassana Amit
Course:side dish
Cuisine:goan,konkan & malvan
Servings (change the number to scale):3
(1 CUP = 250 ML)

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cups sliced breadfruit (kadachakka or bakri chajhar or neer phanas)
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon kashmiri red chilly powder
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 teaspoon salt or add as required
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons rava or rice flour or besan
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons oil or add as required

INSTRUCTIONS

chopping breadfruit

  • rinse 1 breadfruit very well in water and then dry with a kitchen towel. spread a bit of oil on your hands as the hands become sticky when peeling and chopping breadfruit.
  • then carefully remove the outer peel with a knife or a peeler. rinse again if you want.
  • now slice the breadfruit vertically in two halves. further slice each halve in two halves. so you will get four breadfruit slices now.
  • with the knife remove the top spongy part. this is the core portion of the breadfruit. so you need to slice it off completely.
  • then chop each slice in 3 to 4 mm thickness pieces. you will need 2 cups breadfruit slices. do not make thick slices as then they take a long time to fry. for thick slices it’s better to deep fry.

making breadfruit fry

  • now take the breadfruit slices in a mixing bowl. 
  • add ½ teaspoon turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon kashmiri red chilly powder and 1 pinch asafoetida (optional). also add 1 teaspoon salt or add as per taste. if using regular red chili powder, then you can add ½ teaspoon of it or if you want a spicy taste then add 1 teaspoon. if you want you can drizzle some lemon juice also.
  • mix very well. let the marinated breadfruit slices sit for about 5 minutes.
  • take 3 to 4 tablespoons rava in a small plate. rice flour or besan can be used instead of rava. on occasions i even use rice flour. take each breadfruit slice and place it on the rava.
  • dredge the breadfruit slice with rava. shake of the excess rava on the plate.
  • dredge each slice with rava this way and keep all the slices ready before you begin to fry.

frying breadfruit slices

  • fry in batches. first add 2 tablespoons oil in a tawa or frying pan. then place the breadfruit slices in the oil. fry on medium flame.
  • let one side become crisp and golden. then turn over and fry the second side till it becomes crisp and golden. you can flip a couple of times more for even frying.
  • fry the breadfruit well.
  • remove the fried breadfruit slices and place them on kitchen paper towels. then continue with the second batch and add 1 to 2 tablespoon oil before frying.
  • serve breadfruit fry hot or warm as a side dish with a south indian or a goan vegetarian main course. you can garnish with few coriander leaves if you want.

NOTES

  • this breadfruit fry recipe can be halved or doubled or tripled.
  • instead of rava (sooji) you can use rice flour or besan (gram flour).
  • red chili powder can be added less or more as per your requirements.
  • you can also add a bit of lemon juice for a tangy taste.
  • you can even shallow fry or deep fry if you want.
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preparation to make kadachakka fry or breadfruit fry

1. rinse 1 breadfruit very well in water and then dry with a kitchen towel. spread a bit of oil on your hands as the hands become sticky when peeling and chopping breadfruit.

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2. then carefully remove the outer peel with a knife or a peeler. rinse again if you want.

making breadfruit fry recipe

3. now slice the breadfruit vertically in two halves.

making breadfruit fry recipe

4. further slice each halve in two halves. so you will get four breadfruit slices now.

making breadfruit fry recipe

5. with the knife remove the top spongy part. this is the core portion of the breadfruit. so you need to slice it off completely.

making breadfruit fry recipe

6. then chop each slice in 3 to 4 mm thickness pieces. you will need 2 cups breadfruit slices. do not make thick slices as then they take a long time to fry. for thick slices it’s better to deep fry.

making breadfruit fry recipe

making breadfruit fry

7. now take the breadfruit slices in a mixing bowl. add ½ teaspoon turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon kashmiri red chilly powder and 1 pinch asafoetida (optional). also add 1 teaspoon salt or add as per taste. if using regular red chili powder, then you can add ½ teaspoon of it or if you want a spicy taste then add 1 teaspoon. if you want you can drizzle some lemon juice also.

making breadfruit fry recipe

8. mix very well. let the marinated breadfruit slices sit for about 5 minutes.

making breadfruit fry recipe

9. take 3 to 4 tablespoons rava in a small plate. rice flour or besan can be used instead of rava. on occasions i even use rice flour. take each breadfruit slice and place it on the rava.

making breadfruit fry recipe

10. dredge the breadfruit slice with rava. shake of the excess rava on the plate.

making breadfruit fry recipe

11. dredge each slice with rava this way and keep all the slices ready before you begin to fry.

making breadfruit fry recipe

frying breadfruit slices

12. fry in batches. first add 2 tablespoons oil in a tawa or frying pan. then place the breadfruit slices in the oil. fry on medium flame.

making breadfruit fry recipe

13. let one side become crisp and golden. then turn over and fry the second side till it becomes crisp and golden. you can flip a couple of times more for even frying.

breadfruit fry recipe, kadachakka fry recipe

14. fry the breadfruit well.

breadfruit fry recipe, kadachakka fry recipe

15. remove the fried breadfruit slices and place them on kitchen paper towels. then continue with the second batch and add 1 to 2 tablespoons oil before frying.

breadfruit fry recipe, kadachakka fry recipe

16. serve breadfruit fry hot or warm as a side dish with a south indian or a goan vegetarian main course. you can garnish with few coriander leaves if you want.

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