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


  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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