Monday, July 30, 2012

Breadfruit/Kadachakka Chips...step by step.


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Whenever I make breadfruit {kadachakka) chips it always brings back nostalgic memories of my childhood. Summer holidays spent at Kottayam at my late maternal grandmothers house. She was a  wonderful person, so full of life and I miss her so much.

We cousins used to have such fun munching on this special chips which ammachi(grandmother) used to make for us....Sethu if you are reading this....I am talking about lazying at the "mandapam" in the back of the house and our field treks....and the big "kadachakka maram" in the backyard.....ah! those were good old days....80's bring such wonderful memories....
With Ammachi-2007
Kadachakka as this fruit is called in malayalam is found in backyards of most of the houses in Kerala, nowadays it is also seen in markets. Ammachi used to make lots of varieties with this fruit....my personal favorite is this chips.

Ingredients:
Two or three breadfruit/kadachakka.
Preferably coconut oil for frying.
Salt: 2 tsp.
Water: A little to mix the salt.
Turmeric: A fat pinch ( I did not use turmeric).

Method:
Mix salt, water, and turmeric and keep aside.
Peel the outer green covering and the stem with a knife....it is quite thick so a knife is a must.


Cut the fruit into half and cut each half further into 4 slices (if you want smaller chips cut the strips smaller). Now cut off the middle portion with a knife.

I used my food processor with the slicer blade to slice ... you can even use a mandolin to slice into chips just the way you make raw banana chips.

Heat coconut oil in a cheenachatti and put small batches of the sliced fruit into it.....

When it gets crisp put in 1 tsp of the salt/turmeric solution and when the sizzling sound stops, strain out the fried chips and place it on a paper. I did not use turmeric. If you like the chips to be spicy just add 1/2 tsp of red chilly powder and toss the chips.


Store in airtight jar....this will keep for up to 2 weeks....if your kids permit!
See the natural grooves in the chips.....kids will love this!


19 comments:

  1. woww datz awesome... am a great lover of kadachakka and i didnt knew that we can make chips out of it :) i'll try this :)nice dear

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  2. Chips looks superb.....i love kadacchakka in any form.....ur chips is tempting.....

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  3. never heardbefore .innovative chips looks crispy and tasty

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  4. Wish I could taste them now..Looks so very tempting & crisp!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  5. Never knew that chips can be made of breadfruit also..nice traditional chips variety

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  6. Ohhhh chechy adipoli...so crispy and crunchy.

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  7. one of my favourite I could almost taste it :) lovely pictures

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  8. these look abso;lutely yum!.....we don't get breadfruit here in j&k but we do get jackfruit...i'll try it out with that!

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  9. Hmm Nisa this is delicious. we make it into a thick slices and a fry. tastes just like kingfish ;) Love the chips will try them when we start getting the bread fruit in the market kids will love them.

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  10. Nisa,

    Kadachakka chips looks delicious.Here fresh one cost a gold, I will try when I can afford to buy one.

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  11. this is another must try dish for me..fabulous..
    Tasty Appetite

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  12. i would love to try these. i have tasted the jackfruit chips. we make a simple bhaji as we call them with breadfruit.... more of a stir fry.

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  13. Love these chips....we too make it but fry it for a lesser duration and have it with food

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  14. Hii lovely blog.. i tired many recipes form ur blog itz great.. thank you... i tired making these chips.. it was soo crispy and yummy when hot.. But after few hours turned soggy.. wat cud be the reason...

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    1. Hi Anon, thank you for trying out my recipe and for the feedback.....the reason it turned soggy must be because the fruit might not be raw, it must have started to ripen a bit.....but we wont know it, as the change will be very slight...so usually my mom makes the chips as soon as the fruit is plucked...this is the same with banana chips....if the fruit has started ripening slightly...the chips will turn soggy!!!

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  15. Thank you nisa, yeah may be, i bought bread fruit from store it looked fresh..thx, keep posted u hve a lovely blog...

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