There are many recipes for cooking breadfruit. My favourite are sambar, majjige huli, palya and podi/pakodas. Here is a simple recipe of making Jigujje Podi/Breadfruit Pakodas.
Jeegujje Podi(Breadfruit Fritters)
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 10-15 mins
½ cup Gram Flour
1 tbsp Rice Flour
½ tsp Cumin Seeds
1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
A pinch of Asafoetida/Hing
Salt to taste
Peel the bread fruit and remove the fibrous part in centre.
Slice them into ½ cm thickness.
Keep them immersed in water till required.
In a mean while, add all other ingredients and make thick paste using water.
Remove the slices from water and dry them using paper towel.
Coat each slice with paste evenly and deep fry them in oil at medium flame till they turn golden yellow.
Remove from oil and place them on paper towel to remove excess oil.
Serve them hot with tomato ketchup with a hot cup of coffee and enjoy.
Note that frying breadfruit requires more time than usual pakodas.
Use Asafoetida/Hing while cooking breadfruit as they tend to be very starchy.
Some Interesting Facts about Breadfruit:
The breadfruit is:
Low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium
High in Vitamin C, Dietary Fiber and Potassium
The nutritional value of breadfruit makes it ideal for:
Maintaining optimum health
It is also OK to include breadfruit in your diet for:
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