( Chakka varuthath)
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.
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