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Jeev kadgi bhajo / Breadfruit fritters

Hello dear readers! Today I will share one more summer/monsoon season special fritters called as ‘Jeevkadgi bhajo’. Jeevkadgi means breadfruit most commonly called as ‘Jeegujje’ in the local language ‘Tulu’ in Mangalore. Breadfruit is usually available during summer season and continues its availability  until few months of monsoon.

I have already shared the ‘jeevkadgi phodi’ recipe in the space. Usually ‘bhajo’ is prepared with besan batter where we dip the vegetable in the batter and deep fry. We prepare various dishes with breadfruit. Monsoon has almost hit Mangalore and this bhajo served with hot chai or kaapi will lighten up one’s day. 


Jeev kadgi/ Breadfruit – 10 – 12 slices

Besan- 1cup

Chilly powder – 1/2 tsp or to taste

Hing – 2 pinches

Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp approx

Salt – to taste

Water – as needed

Oil – to deep fry


  1. Take a mixing bowl, add besan, salt to taste, chilly powder,jeera and hing.
  2. Add water little by little and make a medium thin batter.
  3. The batter should not be very thick nor thin.
  4. Heat oil, dip breafruit slices in the batter and deep fry.
  5. Serve it hot.
  6. You may prepare this bhajo with sweet potato,potato, cauliflower,Nendra banana etc .

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I am Saigeetha, a homemaker, food blogger, baker and a cook. Cooking is my passion.

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