This is one of my favorite side dish.Neer Phanas is also known as bread fruit.Mostly available in costal region of koksn,Goa,Kerala…
My mom has a huge tree of Neer Phanas in her back yard and we get a good yeild of Neer Phanas every year.
I am very fond of this vegetable,at times my mom courriers them to me to Mumbai.
Neer Phanas has a mild sweetness,which gives this dish a distinct flavour.
Here goes the recipe….
1Neer Phanas (Bread Fruit)
1/4 cup rice flour.
Oil for frying.
Salt to taste.
For the masala
1 medium sized onion.
2 tbsp Dhana(corriander seeds)
5 tbsp Red chilli powder.
1 tbsp haldi powder.
1 tsp black pepper powder.
Remove skin of neer phanas and cut into thin pieces lengthwise.keep them soaked in salt water for 10 minutes.Drain and keep aside.
Place all the masala ingredients in a mixie jar and grind to a smooth paste using very little water.
Apply this masala and salt on the neer phanas slices.Leave it to marinate for 15 to 20 minutes.
Heat Oil in a frying pan.Coat the marinated neer phanas slices with rice flour .Shallow fry in the oil from both sides till crisp.
Drain on an absorbent paper to drain out excess oil.