Neer Phanas Kaap.

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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….

Ingredients:

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.

Method:

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.

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Drain on an absorbent paper to drain out excess oil.

Happy Cooking!

Sameera.

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