Tuesday 13 September 2011

Chakka Upperi / Jackfruit Chips

Either my grandmother or my mom’s sister would keep a packet of chakka upperi for me whenever they make it at home. This time also I got a big zip-lock packet of upperi when I went to Kerala…. So the credit to the hard work behind this upperi goes to my aunt and not me ;)… only credit that comes to me is munching it while typing and clicking photos… here is how she makes this Chakka Upperi/ Jackfruit chips…

Chakka Upperi / Jackfruit Chips
Raw jackfruit / Chakkachula
Salt (mix with little water)
Oil for deep frying

  • Clean the raw jack fruit / chakkachula and remove chakkakuru / jackfruit seeds, cut off both the bottom and top edges. (reserve the edges to make chakka puzhakku and store chakkakuru for making delicious side dishes ;)).
  • Slice chakkachula / jackfruit into long thin pieces.
  • Heat oil in a big pan / uruli.
  • Add the jackfruit slices in batches and fry until crisp and golden, stirring the oil occasionally so the chips are evenly cooked.
  • Sprinkle a little salt water into the oil before removing the chips with a slotted spoon. Drain in a deep colander or basket.
  • Spread the chips out on paper to cool and then store in airtight container.
Chakka upperi can be stored in the fridge for a longer time. When needed you can just microwave it for a few seconds and use.

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  1. Glad to know you got to munch this delicacy while holidaying, even after the chakka season!
    Lovely looking, golden and perfectly fried chips!

  2. wow....
    looks perfect and very tempting :)

  3. Such a delicious and traditional recipe.. looks awesome :)
    Indian Cuisine

  4. Great snack! These look super yummy :) Buzzed

  5. I could kill for these.. yummy!

  6. ✿ܓܓ ♫
    ✿✿·. Amiga,
    Que delícia!

  7. Looks so fab n healthy ....great to munch on

  8. I used to like it storebought, until I tasted aunthentic Chakka-Chips frm one of Kerala's popular stores..ooh..it was melt-in-the-mouth types..no trace of the aromatic coconut oil on the chips at all..wow..that was something..now these remind me of the same ones! TKs to u n ur aunt for sharing such a wonderful treat!

  9. yes nice recipe..looking for this recipe longtime...bookmarked


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