Saturday, September 3, 2011

Divkadgi Phodyo / Breadfruit fritters

This looks like a jackfruit, but is less spikey...Its called divkadgi in Konkani or breadfruit...Its not really like a fruit, though.
When I googled for this, I realized that this seems to be a popular vegetable / fruit in the tropical islands of the Pacific Ocean too !
Check this link for more information on breadfruit...


This was not really easily available in Bangalore and we used to wait for Thursdays when the trucks from Mangalore would bring in all the Mangalore-special vegetables into the stores in Bangalore. I guess the trucks come in more frequently now

Ma generally makes fritters / phodyos (pronounced as 'fod-yos') with this. They have a very different texture and they taste absolutely yummy.

divkadgi phodyo

Really soft on the inside, this is an absolute treat...

cut phodyo

What you need -

1 medium sized divkadgi/ breadfruit
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp chilli powder
1/2 cup rice flour
4-5 tbsp oil

What you do with it -

Cut the divkadgi into 4 quaters. Remove the centre portion which is a little hard
Carefully cut out the skin of the divkadgi
Then cut into slices, about 1/4" thick
Wash and put them in a flat bowl
Sprinkle turmeric powder, chilli powder and salt
Mix well and then sprinkle about 2 tbsp of rice flour over the pieces. Toss and add more rice flour if required. Toss again to ensure all pieces are coated well
Heat a pan with about 2 tbsp of oil
Place the pieces in the pan and fry on both sides till they are golden brown
Fry in batches till all pieces are done
You could deep fry them too, if you like
You could also add salt after frying - this helps them remain crisp for a longer time


Priti said...

Never had pakoda of breadfruit ...this looks so yum n interesting

Sayantani said...

see how less we know...never saw this fruit and thought they are available in other countries. the fritters look yum and the texture seems so soft and spongy...almost like white bread.
and the plate looks excuisite. where did your get it from?

Prathima Rao said...

One of my fav podis!!! Love them with rasam & rice..
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Arch said...

@Sayantani, the plate is Ma's property, someone gifted it to her, she even has sea-shell shaped bowls to go with that plate !

Sharmilee! :) said...

I luv this..looks so tempting

Kalyan said...

this one looks so mouth-watering and easy to prepare...delicious!

Miri said...

I have had this at S's place and absolutely love it! Those golden slices are to die for!

Sig said...

I love breadfruit! Unfortunately we get only the canned ones here, but I remember enjoying fresh baked breadfruit in Jamaica.

Padhu said...

Looks so tempting and irresistible

julie said...

Yummy n unique fritters dear.. Lovely!!
My mom used to make a tasty breadfruit curry ,reminded me of that!
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Sumee said...

OH.. You took me back to my childhood.. This is one of my fav that my father would often do. (he always does the deep frying part :o))I chanced upon your website and was amzaed to see all these konkani food here.. Glad to know you.


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