Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Crispy fried bread fruit/Jivkadgi podi/Gigujje

Recipe by Preethi baliga

Breadfruit is widely available in south canara and goa region.We call it jivkadgi and in kannada it is known as Gigujje orThis is a seasonal fruit which belongs to jackfruit family available during month of April to October.We konkani's enjoy this most.We prepare many type of delicacies with this spongy fruit.Today i am here with a simple konkani style podi .We prepare podi with many vegetabale.Usually podi means fried vegetable,marinated with chilly powder,asafoetida and rice flour.Some grind chilly along with soaked rice ( i prefer ground paste for my podis).But this is short cut method and many konkani's follow this version,which is easy and quick to make.
Prep time: 15mins
Cook time: 15mins
Total time: 30 mins

  • 1/2 Breadfruit/jivkadgi
  • 2tsp Chilly powder
  • 1/2tsp Asafoetida powder
  • 1/2cup Rice flour
Cooking Directions
  1. Peel the breadfruit and cut into 1/4" thick pieces .
  2. Now apply salt,chilly powder and asafoetida powder and leave it to10 mins.
  3. Now heat oil in a kadai/frying pan,dip each pieces into rice flour and fry till golden brown.