Jack Fruit Savoury Chilli Bite Recipe

Jack fruit slices are dip into a chilli bite batter and deep fried until golden brown and crisp. This savoury Indian snack combines the  flavours of fresh herbs and spices.

Ingredients

  • 500g of shop purchased chilli bite powder mix
  • Water, enough to form a thick batter
  • 1/2 an onion, finely diced
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2  green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1/2  teaspoon of ginger and garlic paste
  • 5 slices jack fruit (peeled, rinsed and cut into large bite size chunks)
  • Oil for deep frying

Method

  1. Place a large pot of water onto the stove top on a medium heat setting.
  2. Add the rinsed jack fruit chunks into the hot water and allow it to steam until soft but still tender.
  3. Remove the jack fruit from the stove top and drain out the excess water. Set the steamed jack fruit aside.
  4. In  a medium size dish combine the chilli bite mix,onions, green chilies, ginger and garlic together. Mix well.
  5. Stir in a little water, enough to form a thick batter. Excess oil is held in the chili bites if the batter is thin.
  6. Add oil into a sauce pan and place it onto the stove top on a medium heat setting.
  7. Place each jack fruit chunk into flour and coat it evenly.
  8. Dip the flour coated jack fruit chunks into the chili bite mix and fry until golden brown.
  9. Place the fried jack fruit chilli bites onto an absorbent serviette paper to drain out the excess oil.
  10. Serve the jack fruit chilli bites hot.