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Jackfruit Chips


  • Author: Shalini
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 persons 1x

Description

Jackfruit Chips or Chakka Upperi is a popular teatime snack from Kerala, South India. They are crispy, crunchy and tasty and it is easy to make!


Ingredients

Scale

2 cups Jackfruit flesh, half-ripe, cut into long wedges

1/4 tsp Turmeric powder

12 tbsp Salt

1 glass of Water

Coconut oil, for deep frying


Instructions

Slice the jackfruit flesh/bulbs lengthwise into moderately thin wedges.

Sprinkle turmeric powder and mix well. 

Heat oil in a heavy bottom frying pan or kadhai. 

Add the jackfruits in batches and fry in medium-high heat till crisp.

In a glass of water, add the salt and mix until the salt is melted.

Once the jackfruit is fried to a crisp texture, add a tablespoon of saltwater to the oil. 

Mix and strain the chips to a plate lined with a kitchen towel.

Allow it to cool and transfer it to an airtight container.

Serve!

Notes

Not all jackfruits are ideal to make chips. Make sure that a) the jackfruit is half-raw, half-ripe. b) the flesh isn’t mushy but is hard and retains the texture even after slicing into wedges.

Adding turmeric powder is optional. I added it because the jackfruit variety I had had white flesh. Thus, adding turmeric powder gives a good color to the chips.

Be extra careful while adding saltwater to the hot oil. If you are even a little bit overwhelmed, skip this step. Instead, sprinkle some salt after straining the chips to a plate/bowl, while still hot. Combine well. 

Transfer the jackfruit chips into an airtight container and you can store it for over two weeks.

  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Kerala

Keywords: jackfruit chips recipe, chakka upperi, jackfruit chips