I always prefer to have some spicy fry for my lunch, if there is no fish/chicken 😀 I know its a bad habit ,but can’t resist though 😉 When we are in Kerala, there will be at least 1 variety of fish fry everyday ( sometimes more than 1 too 😛 ) .But , once we are back home we survive mostly on veggies as we are not happy with the fish we get here! (All Mangalore and dam fish :-/ )
M is not very particular in having these veggie fries 😛 It only pleases him , if its a non -veg 😛 But, I’m happy if its at least a vegetable fry 😉 .I try these kind of fries with raw banana, brinjal, potato, yam etc.
This particular fry is using Bread fruit/Kadachakka. So many of us do like such fries but because of health concern we stay away from all these. Let me tell you, moderation is the key.Eating one or two pieces of fry would never harm you!
I have shallow fried these goodies, also used Kashmiri Red chilli powder (home made) for the color .Let’s get into the recipe and see how to make this spicy fry.
Kadachakka/Bread fruit Fry:
- Kadachakka/breadfruit : 5-6 pieces sliced
- Garlic : 4-5 cloves
- Shallots : 3-4 no
- Red Chilli Powder :1/2-1 tsp
- Turmeric powder :1/4 tsp
- Rice flour/Aripodi :1.5 tsp
- kayam /Asafetodia powder :1/4 tsp
- cumin powder :1/4 tsp
- Fennel seed powder/Perumjeerakam podi : 1 tsp
- water : 2-3 tbsp+(to make thick paste)
- salt : as required
- oil : 3-4 tbsp / to shallow fry
- Peel off the kadachachakka skin, wash and thinly slice into pieces of 1/4 ” thickness
- Crush the shallots and set aside.
- In a bowl add red chilli powder, rice flour, turmeric powder, fennel powder, salt,kayam, cumin powder into which grate in garlic cloves and finally add water little by little and make a semi thick paste.
- Meanwhile steam the kadachakka for 10 minutes , add the steamed kadachakka into the paste and gently coat with the masala.
- Heat a pan for frying, add oil for shallow frying ( add 1 tbsp initially and add later on) and gently add pieces one by one and shallow fry them.
- You can also add all the ingredients except breadfruit and oil into a mixer jar and make a paste.
- Ginger is optional, add 1/2 ” piece if needed.
- You can also replace with garam masala of your choice to fennel powder.
- The red color is purely because of my red chilli powder and no artificial color.
- Adjust the red chilli powder according the spice level.