This is my favourite tea time snack. I am so in love with the taste of this fruit. It very similar to Jackfruit but a smaller version. It's sweet,fleshy and juicy pulps makes my mouth water every time i peel the skin and husk open. Note that it produce a very sticky gluey substance. So use a glove or just a plastic bag over your hands while handling it open. If you somehow manage to get the sticky substance on your skin, just use vegetable oil and rub it off. It such a jewel after all that hard work. I have crazy craving for it. I choose shallow frying compared to deep frying. I work just as well for me.
5 -7 tablespoons of rice flour
Pinch of salt
A drop of yellow colouring
1 cup water ( Add more if batter too thick)
1 small cempedak (consist of prox 20 small pulps)
Some cempedak might consist of larger size pulps
Vegetable oil for shallow frying.
1. Make batter by mixing in the rice flour,salt and colouring in a large bowl.
2. Add in the water and mix till you get a smooth texture.
3. You could make the batter less thicker by add more water.
4. Heat oil in pan on medium heat.
5. Put in the pulps into batter bit by bit. Cover and coat the pulp fully in batter.
6. Drop in the pulps gently one by one.
7. Make sure the pulps are not too close to each other or it might stick together.
8. Fry till golden brown and switch sides.
9. Drain well on paper towels before serving.
Goes great with hoooot tea and watching televison.