Jackfruits, which grow along the Western Ghats of India and in some parts of
As I have mentioned in my post Gold color chips and a golden hearted Lady
fried chips made from the fruits are common and available in many shops. Properly made, they are an excellent anytime snack.
But curries made with the chips? Well, that is not common. Not only with gravy but sautéed and even ‘puzhuk’. We used to have these at Olavipe occasionally. You know, for a different taste.
The other day my wife, Annie (see photo), made jackfruit chips curry at our Chennai residence after a long time, and everyone liked it. This is something that goes well with rice, chapathis, pooris, appams, puttu and so on. It is quite simple to make. You can serve ‘chakka’ curry anywhere in the world if you have the jackfruit chips with you.
An indicative recipe is given below:
1. Keep one and a half cups of fried jackfruit chips in water till they are well soaked. This may take about an hour.
2. Fry two onions long cut, add to it two tomatoes quartered, one green chilli round cut, two or three flakes of garlic and salt to taste.
3. When the above is cooked, add the powders – coriander, chilli and turmeric – and garam masala to taste. Add curry leaves. Fry well.
4. Add the chips along with the water in which they were soaked, add more water for gravy if required, and bring to boil.
Photos by me.
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Jackfruit chips add taste to meat curry as well. Use it instead of potatoes.
Well, if it doesn’t work out, don’t blame me. I can always say that the quality of the jackfruit chips may not have been good. Incidentally, thicker chips are better for use in the curry.