Baked Jackfruit Rags Fries are a simple and a quick 4 ingredient recipe made using Ripe Rags of Jackfruit. They are crunchy, delicious and addictive munching snacks. Completely vegan and gluten free and one of the best recipes which uses food waste, a part of fruit which many think is inedible.
This fries needs just 5 mins of preparation. The rest of the cooking that is the baking is done by the oven while you are busy with other chores. If required you can even skip the pepper and give this as a healthy munching snack for your kids or toddlers.
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What is Jackfruit?
Jackfruit is a nutritious and healthy tropical fruit. Its origin is in the region between the Western Ghats of Southern India and the rainforests of Malaysia. (source Wiki). It is known as one of the largest size fruit and has a sweet flavor. Raw Jackfruit is generally used to make dry and gravy vegetables. Desserts are even made using Jackfruit.
We do make a dry jackfruit sabji from this. Hopefully, I will post the recipe soon. Recently I made this Raw Jackfruit Curry from Sri Lankan Cuisine. The recipe uses minimum ingredients and is vegan and gluten-free.
What are Rags
Baked Jackfruit Rags Fries uses the ripe rags of Jackfruit which is generally thrown by most of them. Many think they are inedible, but no, they are edible. They form a large part of the fruit and why waste something when you can make something crunchy, yummy, healthy, and delicious?
The idea of using the rags came to my mind when I recently bought a part of Jackfruit. Jackfruit is one of my favorite summer fruits. The moment I see them, I buy them. So when I was removing the fruit pods I was thinking, can I use these Rags? They look edible to me. A quick google and found that the rags are edible too. Generally, the unripe rags are eaten as a barbecue alternative by vegetarians or vegans.
Recipe process of Baked Jackfruit Rags Fries
I decided to save them and thought of making some spicy curry first. Then I thought of baking them. I simply cleaned them, cut them into thin strips, and added some rice flour, red chili powder, and salt. Left it on the counter for 10 minutes so that the rags release moisture. Then all I did was just baked them for 30-40 minutes. At the end of 10 minutes, I drizzled a teaspoon of oil to add the extra crunch. We enjoyed this along with our tea.
Few more tea-time snack recipes:
- Left over Rice Pakoda
- Besan Pakodi/Pakoda/Fritters/Bite Size/Finger Food
- Nutty Spinach, Potato and Paneer Balls
- Easy Homemade Baked Falafel (No Canned Beans)
- Baked Shana Jhieg | Meghalaya Starter/ Snack
- Moong Dal Pakoda (Fritters)
- Dudhi Kofta (Bottle Gourd Fritters)
- Rajasthani Paush Bada | Vada | Posh Bada
- Broccoli Vadi (Steamed Broccoli Snack)
- Foxtail Millet Dhokla (Steamed Millet Cake)
- Bakery Style Veg Puff | Curry Puff
- Easy Maharashtrian Kothimbir Vadi (Steamed Coriander Leaves cakes)
- Easy Steamed Meal Platter (Vegan Snacks)
- Crispy Baked French Fries | Oven Chips (Turnip, Sweet Potato, Carrot & Potato)
- Instant Rava Dhokla (Steamed Savoury Semolina Cake)
- Cheesy Baked Cauliflower Tots
- Black-eyed Pea Fritters | Chawali | Lobia Vada
- Squash Leaves Patra / Butternut Squash-Pumpkin Patra / Stuffed Squash Leaves roll
Few more recipes with peel or discards
- Raw Watermelon Rind and Avocado Salad (Oil-Free)
- Watermelon Rind Sabji (Using the green peel)
- Raw Watermelon Rind and Avocado Salad (Oil-Free)
Recipe of Baked Jackfruit Rags Fries
Baked Jackfruit Rags Fries
- 1 Cup Ripe Jackfruit Rags
- 2 tablespoon Rice Flour
- 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder to taste
- 1 teaspoon Oil
- Salt to taste
- Clean the Jackfruit Rags. They would be hard on one side where it would be attached. Discard that.1 Cup Ripe Jackfruit Rags
- Cut the left out Rags into thin strips.
- Add Rice Flour, Chilli powder and salt.2 tablespoon Rice Flour, 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder, Salt to taste
- Mix everything and let it sit for 10 minutes.
- In the meantime, preheat the oven to 180 Deg C. Arrange a baking tray with parchment paper.
- After 10 minutes you will find that the Jackfruit Rags have released some water and the flour has coated to the rags.
- Spread the rags on the tray and let this bake for 15 minutes, turning in between.
- Then drizzle the oil on the rags and give a quick mix so that the oil is coated. This step is optional, but it adds a nice crunch to the Jackfruit rags.1 teaspoon Oil
- Now bake again for 5-10 minutes or until they are nice and crunchy.
- Be careful they might over bake and burn. But let them go a bit brown as they would taste better and will be crunchy.
- 1 Cup = 235 ml, 1 tbsp= 15 ml, 1 tsp = 5 ml
- Keep an eye on the rags, as the baking time will vary, depending how how it is cut and the oven temperature.
- One can even fry them instead of baking.
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