Mar 7, 2009

Kada chakka bajji ( Bread fruit Bajji )

Breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis) is a species of flowering tree in the mulberry family, Moraceae, that is native to the Malay Peninsula and western Pacific islands. It has also been widely planted in tropical regions elsewhere.

The breadfruit is closely related to the breadnut and the jackfruit. It is called "Kada Chakka" in the Malayalam language , lanthe ponosu / gudgo in Konkani and "Jeegujje"/"Geegujje"/"Jigujje" in Tulu.

Recipe of Kada Chakka Bajji


Kada chakka slices – 1 cup or 18 slices ( wash , drain out water and wipe well with a kitchen towel )

For marination

Mix 1 teaspoon chilli powder, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder. Apply it over kada chakka slices and keep aside for 15 minutes. Steam in the pressure cooker for 5 – 8 minutes or MICROWAVE HIGH for 2 minute 30 seconds. Allow to cool.

For the batter

1,Gram flour ( besan ) – 1 cup (200 g )
2, Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
3, Chilli powder – 1 teaspoon
4, Salt to taste ( approximately ¾ teaspoon )
5, Hing ( asafoetida ) – ¼ teaspoon
Water for mixing (100 ml + 1 tablespoon)
Cooking oil for frying


Make a smooth batter of the ingredients from 1-5 ( batter should not be too watery ) with water. Dip each kada chakka slices in this batter and shallow fry on a medium heat till golden colour. Serve hot. It’s a tasty evening snack in Konkani Cuisine.

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