Sunday, September 12, 2010

Panasa (Jackfruit) cutlets

Here is panasa cutlet that was made by Sasu (who I would say is the queen of cutlets- she makes them all and makes them awesome). See my earlier post on Soya cutlet and Fish cutlet,  to see what I mean.

Most of the cutlets are similar, but each tastes unique.. This made from fresh jack fruit, tastes just as good as mutton cutlets. No fresh jackfruit, no worries, use the canned ones - they state yummy too!

My in-laws had a huge jackfruit tree in their backyard. So summer months, they had load of panasa delicacies. So while both the sons (my husband and his younger brother) sat reminiscing their childhood days with mom, they remembered this cutlet. My Sasu made this as a farewell dinner for her sons, as she left for India yesterday.


Ingredients
1 can of raw Jackfruit (or panasa in Oriya)
4 small potatoes (peeled)

2-3 green chillies chopped
1 large Onion finely chopped
2 tea spoon of ginger-garlic paste
handful of peanuts (optional)
1 tea spoon of garam masala
1 spring of coriander leaves cut finely (optional)
Salt to taste

Bread Crumbs - as needed
1 cup of Besan
Oil for deep frying

How To
Boil the jackfruit with potatoes and salt until they turn mushy. Once the mixtures cools down, mash the 2 together.

In a nonstick pan fry Onion and ginger-garlic for 2 minutes. Add the peanut and fry well.
Then add the mashed jackfruit and potatoes mashed mixture and fry  for 1-2 minutes. 
Add the garam masala and salt if needed. Mix well and let it cool.
Add the coriander leaves and green chillies and mix well.

In a separate bowl, take the besan, a pinch of salt and pinch of garam masala and mix well.
Add water to make a thick batter and mix well to ensure there are no lumps.
After the jacfruit and potatoes mixture cools, take small portions and shape into oval cutlets.
Dip them in besan batter then roll them in bread crumbs and keep aside.

Fry them and eat them hot off the plate. Enjoy with mint chutney!




56 comments:

  1. so sweet of ur MIL to treat her sons with their favorite.
    Looks so good. I make them too but never tried it making like a fritter.
    FOODELICIOUS

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  2. very innovative recipe,luks very tempting.

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  3. Interesting dish not cooked with jack fruit before.

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  4. We used to love dishes with jackfruit i think after leaving home i have not had any, but neve rknew we could make cutlets, looks really yumm.

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  5. Very new to me,looks tempting...I rarely see this fruit here!

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  6. My mom used to make Jackfruit koftas but I have never tasted cutlets before... will sure give this a try

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  7. Sounds interesting and unique. I love baby jackfruits and these cutlets is new to me.

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  8. As I read your postI long to have some. My Ma cooked such tasty panasa cutlets and I'm a novice compared to her.

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  9. Jackfruit is very much liked at home. but we hardly get good ones here. this time Maa kept one in the tree so that I can enjoy it. love this cutlet, new to me but I know it would taste yum.

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  10. Thanks all for the generous comments... Let me know if you try it.

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  11. This is a very new and interesting recipe! Looks yumm!

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  12. I loved the idea of using jack fruit in a cutlet! They must be very tasty and appetizing!

    Nandini's Food Page

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  13. oh i love this..my mom always makes this....yummy yumm

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  14. a recipe with a mom's touch.cutlet with raw jackfruit sounds nice and looks tempting

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  15. Dear Somoo
    I had almost forgotten the word paNasa , ha ha .
    Very nice recipe .I liked it. Need to make soon if I can get some jack fruit (stored in cold storage and sold, a friend told me )
    Have a nice week

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  16. Very innovative one, using jackfruit this way sounds interesting and looks awesome..

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  17. Lucky one !! You got such a loving MIL. Panasa Cutlet is my fav too. Bou used to make them during summers.

    Panasa cutlets look gorgeous

    Cheers n Happy Cooking,
    Satrupa

    http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

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  18. very innovative recipe..looks & sounds Yum!!love to taste it..

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  19. that is one yummilicious recipe. Will surely give it a try

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  20. Very new cutlets for me, thanks for sharing..will try soon..

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  21. Oh for the love of God, can you pass them along here? They look beautiful! I havent seen any canned jackfruit here, when I do, this is first on the list.

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  22. @preOccupied - I know how you feel. Wish I could send some over!

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  23. Wow!It is so nice.I love this cutlets...
    Baby Food

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  24. Lovely cutlets ,so crispy n yumm...

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  25. I just went through a big ten pounder jackfruit that I bought recently :)..unfortunely I am all out now..but on second thoughts may be I will try it with the canned ones !
    They look Fantabulous!

    US Masala

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  26. Amanda - thanks!
    Vrinda - thanks
    @aipi - I was remembering you when my Sasu was making this. I remember your post on driving 200miles to get the 10 pounder! And already finished ? Wow!

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  27. i adore raw jackfruit and this cutlet looks just soooo good..cant help but drool somoo

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  28. Wonderful recipe. Absolutely new type of preparing cutlet with jackfruit. Looks yummy, gorgeous and tempting.

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  29. lovely cutlets N this is completely new to me

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  30. Shubha - thanks
    Babli - thanks...
    Deesha - try it. I think you will like it...

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  31. Gosh I imagine the tree in my yard :) That sounds brilliant ur cutlet idea!

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  32. awesome! and so unusual :). love coming back here!

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  33. New recipe to me !! Sounds yummy!!

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  34. Interesting recipe...Love jackfruit and seeds..so I'll love this too :-)

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  35. Very different and nice recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Cutlets looks so yummy. First time here so many nice recipes.

    Do visit my blog when time permits.

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  37. Hi Somoo,

    I stumbled upon your blog last week while searching from Oriya receipe. Your blog is God sent for me. Being from Bhubaneswar and an avid lover of Oriya food, I have been searching receipe for authentic oriya food. You have got it all. The presentation is so nice as well. One request when you get a chance please post Dahi bara and upma receipe.

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  38. @Rinky - thanks. Surely will post the dahi bara soon...

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  39. Hi,

    yummmmmmmmmyy...havent heard about this..lovely clicks too dear!!

    Dr.Sameena@

    www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  40. Very neat cutlets. Never tasted with panasa (jack fruit). Surprisingly I too made a cutlet...yours look perfect dear.

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  41. Lovely reciepe.....will try out these wen i visit orissa next time.

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  42. @AuthenticOriyaFood - thanks... Fresh ones taste so good...

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  43. Very innovative recipe..Looks crispy

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  44. Looks yumm and delicious....new and interesting one..

    Lavanya


    www.lavsblog.com

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  45. Happy New Year! By any chance, do you remember the brand name for this canned jackfruit and where you got it from? Indian store/Korean store/etc? Thanks!

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  46. @Pragyan - Happy New Year to you too. It was from the Indian store... I will let you know the brand name too...

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