For cafreal masala
Coriander leaves- 1/2 large bunch or one cup chopped
Green chillies – 10
Cardamom – 6
Cumin – 1 teaspoon
Turmeric – 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon – 2”stick
Cloves – 3
Ginger – 1.5 inch piece
Garlic – 10 cloves
Vinegar – 2 tbsp
Salt – 1 tsp

The above ingredients for the cafreal masala can be ground and stored on the refrigerator and used as desired

Other Ingredients

Breadfruit- one large
Cafreal masala – four tablespoons
Ginger and garlic paste- one tablespoon
Vinegar – one tablespoon
Curry leaves – three handfuls
Garlic – four cloves
Mango powder – one teaspoon
Salt – to taste
Oil to fry


Grind the ingredients for the cafreal masala. Remove the outer skin of the breadfruit and slice it into thin slices if you want it crisp or slightly thick if you want to eat it a bit soft. Apply the ground cafreal masala with the ginger and garlic paste, vinegar, salt to taste and marinate for two hours.

Heat some oil and shallow fry the marinated breadfruit. While frying them in batches add a handful of curry leaves and a clove of garlic. You could also fry a green chilly if you want to infuse the oil with a little more spice.

To serve – place the breadfruit in a dish and pile it over with the friend garlic and curry leaves and sprinkle mango powder.


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