Breadfruit Chips

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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

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Fresh Breadfruit

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Breadfruit being halved

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Breadfruit being cut, pealed and tip being removed to chop

Picture 105Breadfruit 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.

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Chopped chips being fried

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Chips being deep fried

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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.

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Ready to serve salted Breadfruit chips

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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!!!!

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Ready to serve Masala Breadfruit chips

How long it takes: 45 minutes


11 thoughts on “Breadfruit Chips

    suparna said:
    August 3, 2009 at 5:15 am

    Hi Pacchi,
    I’ve tasted this at functions and festivals, Amma used to make phodi with deev kadgi. Thanks for the detailed pictorial and wonderful recipe 🙂

      prathibalrao responded:
      August 3, 2009 at 5:25 am

      Hi Suparna,

      Now is the second season for Breadfruit and more over the rainy season, so thought of having something crispy, spicy hence put it up. Thanx for ur comments.

    gowri said:
    August 3, 2009 at 5:20 am

    Hi Pratibha,
    This is something new. Looks yummy. Book marked. Thanks for sharing.

      prathibalrao responded:
      August 3, 2009 at 5:28 am

      Hi Gowri,

      This was a long awaited recipe on this blog. So thanx a lot for ur comments.

    Yoda said:
    August 20, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Is it raw breadfruit or ripe? I notice the ripe fruit is very soft and doesn’t fry well. Ty for the recipe.:)

      prathibalrao responded:
      August 20, 2010 at 8:39 pm

      Hi Yoda,

      Raw Bread fruit can only be fried as the ripe one would be soft.

    Hangman said:
    September 17, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Very good!
    I liked it very much!

      prathibalrao responded:
      September 18, 2010 at 8:23 pm

      Hi Hangman,

      Did u prepare da same??????? If so then i love the feed back .

        Hangman said:
        September 18, 2010 at 9:03 pm

        I used canola oil!
        Congratulations for the post!

        prathibalrao responded:
        September 19, 2010 at 7:22 am


        Thanx a lot for ur instant response.

    Gregorious Aris Buntarman said:
    October 19, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    We have a breadfruit tree in Yogyakarta. We always make fried breadfruit.

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