ackfruit chips is a famous snack in Kerala. It is prepared from raw jackfruit.
Keyword: Chips, Jackfruit chips
Author: sharmila kingsly
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Jackfruit Arils – 20
Oil – for deep frying
Salt – ¼ tsp
Turmeric powder a pinch
Pepper powder – ¼ tsp
Remove the seed from the jackfruit. And then slice the Jack fruit into thin strips.
Heat a heavy bottomed Kadai with oil for deep frying.
Once its hot enough for frying. Check by dropping a small piece if it comes up the oil heat is perfect to fry.
Drop the sliced jackfruit in small batches and deep fry keep the flame in high for 2 mins , bubbles will be there in the oil immediately after dropping the jack fruits. Slowly it subsides. Continue to fry.
After 2 mins keep the flame in medium high and fry till its crisp.
Strain in paper tissue. Once its cooled down. Mix with the spices
In a big vessel add the salt, turmeric powder and pepper powder. Give a good mix and then add the fried jackfruit chops and toss well so that the spices are coated over the chips. Now remove from the vessel and store them in airtight containers.
Only raw jackfruit works for the chips, if its slightly ripe also the chips will not turn crisp ,it might be soggy .
In that case sun dry the sliced jackfruit for a day or 8 hours in hot sun.
Check if the jackfruit is dried well without any moisture and then you can fry to get crispy chips.
If nor sun drying, you can double fry the chips to make it crispy.
I have used pepper powder in this recipe as it is good for the kids, you can also you chilli powder or can also be skipped .
Usually salt and turmeric powder is mixed well with water and sprinkled in hot oil while deep frying ,but its not safe as the oil might splash or burst ,so I always add spices after frying ,There is no compromise in taste it tastes equally good.