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Friday, March 4, 2011

Panasa Bhaja ( Jackfruit fries )

Cooking Time Required: 20-25 mins
Cost of preparation: 30-35 rupees

Ingredients: Panasa pieces ( jackfruit , 2-3 cups ), cornflour (4-5 tbs), onion paste ( 1 1/2 tsp ), ginger garlic paste ( 1 1/2 tsp ), red chilli powder ( 1/3 tsp ), jeera-lanka ( cumin-chilli) powder 1/3 tsp ), coriander powder (1/2 tsp), garam msasala ( 1/4 tsp ), salt, turmeric, oil for frying.

Preparation: The jackfruit should be cut into slices of 5-6 mm thickness.

Mix all the remaining ingredients ( except for the salt, turmeric and oil) into a thick paste with little amount of water. Add a pinch of salt .

Cooking: Boil the pieces in a pressure cooker with salt and turmeric. Allow for one whistle or till the jackfruit is 3/4 th cooked.

Keep aside till the steam escapes and drain out the water.

Heat 5-6 tsp oil in a frying pan. Dip the boiled jackfruit pieces into the cornflour paste. Add the jackfruit to the frying pan. Cook on both sides till reddish brown. (Takes about 5-6 mins)

Serve with rice and dal.


  1. lovely flavours yummy way to eat jackfruit

  2. Hi thanks for visiting my blog and giving a nice comment.Regarding the orange peel chutney,since we r adding tamarind dry red chillies and jaggery (optional) it removes the bitter taste and gives it a tanginess with an orange flavour and u will enjoy its taste very much.

  3. Thats a new and interesting fries,thanks for sharing..

  4. yummy fries with lovely presentation....mouthwatering...

  5. delicious fries... first time here and must say u've good collection of authentic orissa recipes.. following u!!

  6. your fries look so delicious n mouth watering......got to try it sometimes!

  7. jackfruit fries look awesome....First time here...you have got a superb collection of recipes...following you....


  8. Never heard b'4 interesting recipe...

    Happy to discover ur blog, you have a great collection here...

  9. Great dish for my tea time snack!
    I had never heard of this and it looks really fab:-)

  10. Delicious. Thanks for visiting me and your comments.


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