Raw jack-fruit fritters a yummy, spicy, crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. Made by coating raw jackfruit pieces with a spicy masala & deep frying them. Kadgi Phodi” or “Raw Jackfruit fritters” is another Konkani delicacy, tender raw jackfruit is used to make this recipe, Usually, the bigger raw jackfruits are only good for curries like Ghashi , stir fry or for making curries.
Cut the whole raw jackfruit into halves first then into quarters with a sharp knife.
Keep on paper towel. Allow the sticky juice to come out and wipe it clean with another paper towel dipped in a little oil. Now remove the skin using the knife and finally slice them as thin as you can.
At the end of the slicing, your hands and the knife will be sticky, you can apply oil to your hands.
Make a thick paste of Red chilly powder, tamarind juice, asafoetida and salt.
Marinate the raw jackfruit slices using this paste and allow to sit for some time about 15 to 30 mins.
For frying, take a deep frying pan, add oil, keep on low heat, lightly coat the marinated raw jackfruit pieces with rice flour powder mixed with rava/semolina. Deep fry 2-3 at a time for 3-5 minutes until the raw jackfruit is well cooked and turns to golden brown and crisp for both sides.
You can cook jack- fruit and apply the coating.
You can deep fry or shallow fry with oil as needed until golden brown and crisp for both sides.
Coconut oil is best for this, other oils don’t taste the same.