crazy before it started looking bad. Any ideas to prevent this?
Do we dunk them in water as soon as we chop them, life for brinjals?
I, however, have always preferred kadachakka mezhupuratti and I was sure even TH would like that better so that’s what I made with most of it. I am glad I came across Cynthia’s post before I finished off the entire breadfruit because she has this amazingly simple idea to make chips out of them.
So, even though this is not much of a recipe, I would like to share this idea of hers with you – breadfruit chips!
When I asked Cynthia if this is an authentic Caribbean recipe, her answer was “Yes my dear, I am sure other people make them too but we do consider it to be very Caribbean :)”
Well, that’s why this plate of freshly fried breadfruit chips goes over to the Monthly Mingle – Caribbean Cooking hosted by Meeta.
As a bonus, let me also share my Kerala recipe with breadfruit, or kadachakka, as we call it.
Kadachakka Mezhukkupuratti Recipe
What I Used:
Breadfruit – 2 cups, chopped into slightly long cubes
Red chillies – 4, torn into pieces
Garlic – 4 pods, crushed
Turmeric – 1 pinch
Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
Salt – to taste
Oil – 1 tbsp
How I Made It:
1. Heat oil in a pan and throw in the mustard seeds. Once they start popping, lower the heat to minimum and add the garlic. Fry for a few seconds, making sure it doesn’t burn.
2. Add the breadfruit pieces, turmeric, and the chillies and fry on medium-low fire until soft and cooked. Add salt when the vegetable is almost cooked. You can add a bit more oil if you feel the breadfruit is sticking to the pan. I used a non stick pan so ended up using not much oil.
The whole frying process takes about 10-12 mins so be patient. You can also add some curry masala or garam masala to spice it up a notch but I kept it very simple and basic.