breadfruit fry recipe, kadachakka fry recipe
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breadfruit fry

crispy and tasty breadfruit fries. this breadfruit fry recipe is easy to prepare and makes for a delicious accompaniment to any indian meal.
Course: side dish
Cuisine: goan, konkan & malvan
Servings: 3
Author: Dassana Amit

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.