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Baked Jackfruit Rags Fries

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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.

Baked Jackfruit Rags just out of the oven, crispy and crunchy

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.

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.

Hanging Jackfruit from Tree
Image Source – Wiki

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? 

Different Parts of JackFruit
Different Parts of JackFruit, Image Source

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.

A close look of the Jakcfruit Fries

Few more tea-time snack recipes:

Few more recipes with peel or discards

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.

Recipe of Baked Jackfruit Rags Fries

Jackfruit Rags spread on a baking Tray ready to be baked

Baked Jackfruit Rags Fries

Baked Jackfruit Rags Fries are a crunchy, delicious and addictive munching snacks made using Rags of Ripe Jackfruit. One of the best recipes which uses food waste.
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Course: Appetizer, Snacks
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Baked, Fruits, Gluten Free, Gluten-Free Flour, Vegan
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 Cup
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Ripe Jackfruit Rags
  • 2 tablespoon Rice Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Oil
  • Salt

Instructions

  • Clean the Jackfruit Rags. They would be hard on one side where it would be attached. Discard that.
    1 Cup Ripe Jackfruit Rags
    Uncut Ripe Jackfruit Rags
  • Cut the left out Rags into thin strips.
    Cleaned Jackfruit Rags, cut into this strips
  • Add Rice Flour, Chilli powder and salt.
    2 tablespoon Rice Flour, 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder, Salt
    Adding Rice Flour, Red Chilli Powder and Salt to the Rags
  • Mix everything and let it sit for 10 minutes.
    Rags coated with Rice Flour, Red chilly powder and salt
  • 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.
    After 10 minutes the Rags have released water and the flour, salt and red chilly are well coated.
  • Spread the rags on the tray and let this bake for 15 minutes, turning in between.
    Jackfruit Rags spread on a baking Tray ready to be baked
  • 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.

Notes

  • 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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Vidya

Friday 2nd of June 2023

How to clean the rags please?

Renu Agrawal Dongre

Saturday 3rd of June 2023

Hi Vidya, I just removed it from the jackfruit and used it. I lightly put oil all over my hand so that it does not stick.

Catherine

Tuesday 25th of May 2021

Hi would love to try this...can I use jackfruit cut into thin strips too?

Renu Agrawal Dongre

Tuesday 25th of May 2021

Hi, Yes, you can. Just make sure if they are too soft, as the baking time will vary. Thanks, Renu