Breadfruit very popularly known in english is Jeev Kadgi in Konkani and Deevige Halasu in kannada. It is the favorite of all of us in the family. We had a big tree in in laws’ place that bore large breadfruits that we all have enjoyed for long. We prepare a number of dishes like the curry, chips, deep fried fritters (phodi) etc., Today I am putting up chips – fully recommended during the monsoon.
What you need to have:
1. Raw Breaadfruit(Medium) – 1
Ingredients of Masala powder:
1. Salt – 1/2 Teaspoon
2. Chilli powder – 1 Teaspoon
3. Turmeric powder – 1 Teaspoon
4. Pepper powder – 1/2 Teaspoon
5. Black salt powder – 1/2 Teaspoon
Breadfruit being halved
Breadfruit being cut, pealed and tip being removed to chop
Breadfruit being chopped
What you do with what you have:
1. Wash Breadfruit and halve it. Cut it into medium size long pieces, peal it and just remove the hard tip portion of it as shown in image 3. Leave a little hard portion of it so that it can be chopped easily else it will loosen the layers.
2. Chop it as shown in the image 4 to a medium thick consistency and keep it aside so that one can deep fry them in a row.
3. Place a skillet with 2 cups of cooking oil in it on medium flame. When heated just put in chopped Breadfruit from step 2 and deep fry the same till it turns little brown and crispy.
Chopped chips being fried
Chips being deep fried
Finally done frying (step 3)
5. When fried to light brown just add 1/2 teaspoon of salt water and remove it from oil when the sizzling stops . The salted chips is as shown in the image below.
Ready to serve salted Breadfruit chips
Ingredients of Masala powder
6. For the next lot just remove fried chips from oil on being done and add the masala powder. On cooling store it in airtight containers and will remain afresh for more than 15-20 days if fried in fresh oil. Enjoy with evening tea as snack!!!!
Ready to serve Masala Breadfruit chips
How long it takes: 45 minutes