Goans love the breadfruit and when the breadfruit is in season, we’ll use it in curries or simply fry it coated with semolina. Follow the simple steps listed below and make some for yourself.
Serves – A Family of Four
Prep. Time – 20 Mins. + 15 Mins. (marination)
Cooking Time – 12 to 15 Mins.
- Breadfruit – ½ medium sized
- Turmeric – ¾ tsp.
- Chilli Powder – 1 ½ tsp.
- Rawa [Semolina] – ½ cup
- Rice Flour – 1 tbsp.
- Oil – for shallow frying
- Salt – ½ tsp.
Step 1: Peel the outer skin of the breadfruit, remove the inner core and slice thin. Keep immersed in salt water for 10 minutes.
Step 2: Drain the water and dry the slices with a kitchen towel. Place the slices in a bowl and sprinkle 1 tsp. chilly powder, ½ tsp turmeric and ¼ tsp salt. Mix well and leave aside to marinate for 10 to 15 minutes.
Step 3: Mix the rava, rice flour, ¼ tsp. salt, ½ tsp. chilli powder and ¼ tsp. turmeric and place on a flat plate. Use this mixture to coat the breadfruit slices.
Step 4: Heat the oil in a frying pan. Take each well coated slice of bread fruit and place on the pan. Fry on low heat for 6 to 8 minutes on each side till the coating is crisp and the breadfruit cooked.