Jackfruit Chips, Chakka Varuthathu
Chakka varuthathu or Jackfruit chips are a signature recipe from the South Indian state of Kerala Jackfruit is a seasonal fruit easily available in Kerala. It is also known to be the largest tree grown fruits in the world. Chakka varuthathu or jackfruit chips is one of the popular teatime snacks in these parts of the world. Matured jackfruit before ripe is used for making this traditional recipe. Although the extraction of edible segments (Chakka Chola) from the jackfruit is a tedious process, preparation of jackfruit chips from the sliced and shaped jackfruit segments or Chakka chola is an easy process.
Traditionally, coconut oil is used for the preparation of this recipe. This edible snack is one of the most popular homemade snacks of Kerala. Once prepared, this tasty and crispy jackfruit chips can be stored for two or three weeks in an airtight container. Jackfruit season is during the summer and raw fruit are used for frying and also for making chakka puzhukku.