Saturday, 18 May 2013

Jack Fruit Chips | ಹಲಸಿನಕಾಯಿ ಚಿಪ್ಸ್ । ಹಲಸಿನಕಾಯಿ ಸಂಡಿಗೆ

ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಓದಲು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಕ್ಲಿಕ್ ಮಾಡಿ. 

The season of jack fruit has started now in India. Raw jack fruit is very good for cooking. Various dishes and also papad and chips are prepared from this seasonal vegetable. Some sweet varieties prepared using jack fruit are Jack Fruit Kadubu, Jack Fruit Halwa, and so on.
Jack fruit chips always resembles me the memories of childhood. At my mom's place, my mother and aunts used to prepare jack fruit chips in large quantities with the intention of preserving and using it for the whole year. Ours is a joint family and we were four kids with the same age group. Hiding the chips containers from our eyes was a big challenge for them! It was just like a hide and seek game :) Even now, every time while preparing chips, my mom and aunts will remember this and keep laughing!
Jack fruit chips will remain good for up to a year if prepared using good quality of cooking oil. Below is the recipe of Jack Fruit Chips:  


Preparation Time: 2 1/2 hours (approx.)
Difficulty level: Difficult

Ingredients:
  • Fully grown raw jack fruit - 1 (Medium size)
  • Oil for deep frying
  • Salt - 4 tsp
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Chips masala powder - according to taste

Method:
  • Cut the jack fruit and take out the flesh and take out the seeds which are inside the flesh.
  • Slit the jack fruit flesh into thin pieces lengthwise.
  • Dissolve salt in water and keep the salt water ready.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottom pan. Deep fry one batch of slit jack fruit flesh on medium flame till it becomes crispy. Add 1 - 2 tsp salt water while deep frying each batch of chips.
  • Spread the deep fried chips on a tissue paper for 5 minutes.
  • Transfer the chips to a mixing bowl. Add Chips Masala Powder (1 - 2 tsp) according to taste. Toss it nicely and check the taste. If needed, add little more masala powder and adjust the taste.
  • Continue the above steps till all the slit jack fruit flesh is done.
  • Transfer the chips to an air tight container to retain the crispiness for long time.
  • Serve it with tea or coffee. Or simply you can enjoy it anytime!


Tips:
  • If the chips not becoming crispy, just deep fry it for 8 - 10 minutes, take out and allow to cool. Again deep fry it for another 4 - 5 minutes. This makes the chips crispy. Or, try adding few drops of vinegar while deep frying.
  • If you want to enjoy fresh chips even after months of preparation, try this tip: Deep fry the chips by adding salt water till crispy. Once cool, store it in an air tight container. When you feel like having it, heat 4 - 5 tsp of cooking oil in a wide pan. Pour some chips into it and add chips masala powder according to taste. Toss it nicely and enjoy fresh chips!
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