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Jackfruit Chips

  • Author: Shalini
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 persons 1x


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!



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


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.



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.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Kerala

Keywords: jackfruit chips recipe, chakka upperi, jackfruit chips