Chakka Pori is a very popular and traditional tea time snack in Kerala. It is made with deseeded Jack Fruit bulbs dipped in the batter of all purpose flour and rice flour. It is a deep fried snack and ofcourse tastes great. It can be served as a snack or dessert. If you ever visit Kerala, you will find this delicacy being fried fresh on the road side shops as a street food.
Jack Fruit Bulbs (Jack Fruit Chulai) – 10
Maida (All Purpose Flour) – 2 tbsp
Rice Flour – 2 tbsp
Corn Flour – 1 tbsp
Sugar – 3 tbsp
Salt – a tiny pinch
Eno Fruit Salt (Cooking Soda) – a small pinch
Oil – for deep frying
Slit each Jackfruit Bulb and discard the seeds with its outer skin.
Take Maida, Rice Flour, Corn Flour, Sugar and Salt in a bowl.
Add water and make a thick batter of Idli batter consistency. Ensure that there are no lumps. Allow the batter to rest for 10 minutes.
Heat the Oil in a frying pan. Add Eno Salt to the batter and mix well. Dip each Jackfruit bulb in the batter.
Deep fry till golden brown.
Transfer the fritters to a paper towel so that excess Oil is absorbed by the paper towel.
Serve with a cup of coffee or tea.
You can add Cardoman Powder to the batter to add flavor, if you like.
Drop the Jackfruit bulb in the Oil (after dipping in the batter) only when the Oil is hot. Then, reduce the flame to medium flame while frying.
Corn Flour is added to make the fritters crispy.