Friday, September 14, 2012

Jackfruit Chips

( Chakka varuthath)

Jackfruit is a wonderful aromatic fruit that grows in tropical weather. Most homes in Kerala have jackfruit trees in their yard.
Jackfruit is a huge fruit with prickly green thick skin & yellow edible fruit & seeds inside. It can used in its raw & ripe form to prepare several dishes. Jackfruit seeds are also used to make "Chakkakuru Upperi/thoran".

On our last visit to the Indian store, we saw jackfruit (cut & wrapped) in the fresh produce section. My daughter was eager to taste it. I decided to buy it & try making something with it. But then it sat in my refrigerator for a while until I saw Swathi's post on Zesty South Indian Kitchen. After reading the post, I was tempted to use my jackfruit immediately. Unfortunately, mine wasnt ripe like the one in Swathi's post. So, I decided to make Chakka varuthath (Jackfruit chips) with mine.

With the help of the pics in Swathi's post, I cleaned my jackfruit successfully. Thanks Swathi for the wonderful post!!!

Then washed & dried the edible fruit & sliced them into thin strips.

Deep the sliced jackfruit strips in small batches in hot oil. Remove them when they are crisp & turm golden brown.

Sprinkle with salt.

Store any leftovers in an airtight container.

In my case, I made this at dinner time to go with the rice & curry. We had nothing left by the time everybody was done with their meal. Planning to make this again another day.

Linked to Sharan's Samayalarai 
Onam Sadya ~ the grand feast

How do you like it?


  1. Wow.. perfectly done.. One of my fav.. Thanks for linking this to my event... Please do add the event logo.. Expecting more recipes from you :)

    Inviting you to join my on-going events :-

    Onam Sadhya Grand Feast

    Vinayagar Chathurthi Event

    Sharans Samayalarai

  2. Hi Smita,

    This is a gentle reminder to add the logo of the event (Logo Url -

    I am gonna post the round-up of the event. As per the rules of the event, I wont be able to add your post in the round-up without the logo.

    Expecting more recipes for my on-going event Natural Sweetness Event with White Sugar

    Sharans Samayalarai


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