Monday, July 11, 2011
Ponsa Karo ~ Jackfruit Chips
I've been trying to write a post for sometime and each time I am facing a blank.Looking at the pics is not helping either as I am transported back home where amma is frying up those chips for me and we sitting in the veranda,with a cup of chai and chips enjoying the rain outside!
Amma made this for us when we were in Ernakulam for a short visit sometime back.Our dear neighbor gave a small piece of jackfruit from her 'parambu'[compound]and within minutes amma got this chips ready.
Ponsa Karo - Jackfruit Chips
Raw jackfruit - 1 medium
Salt - 5 tbsp
Water - just enough to mix with the salt -about 5 tbsp
Coconut Oil - for deep frying[or any refined oil of your choice]
Oil your hands and cut the fruit into half.
Remove whole jackfruit bulbs and deseed them.
Chop the whole bulbs as thin as possible into long slices[just as you would for french fries].
In a thick bottomed kadai heat oil for deep frying.
Mix together salt and water,keep aside.
When the oil is smoking hot,tip in the sliced jackfruit and stir once till they are evenly placed.Add just enough for the amount of oil and do not crowd them.
Add 1-2 tsp of the salt solution to the oil--at this point the whole mix would bubble up.
Stir once in a while so that the heat is evenly distributed.
Keep the flame on high and let the chips become golden brown and crispy.
Drain into a colander,let it cool and then store in airtight containers.