Jan 22, 2014

Panasa Bhakri/Jackfruit Dosa

This is a breakfast item made from jackfruit flesh/pulp. This dosa comes out best with tilvo panas (the soft slimy variety of jackfruit). This dosa is different than the regular ones in that its thick and sweet and does not really need a side/chutney. Its a common dish in konkani homes. Its very quick and easy to make provided you have jackfruit on hand.
Jackfruit slices (without seeds) - 1 cup
Fine Rava/Semolina - 1 cup
Fresh grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Grated Jaggery - 1/4 cup
Wheat flour - 1 tbsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - to fry

1. Blend the jackfruit slices (flesh) and the jaggery together in a mixie.
2. To the above blended mixture, add coconut, rava, salt, wheat flour and mix well. Add water to adjust this batter to a thick consistency.
3. Let the mixture rest for about 15 mins.
4. On a heated cast iron tava with low flame, spread little oil and pour a ladle full of the batter. Spread into a thick circle. Put a few drops of oil on the top of the mixture only.
5. Once the top side looks slightly dry, turn the bhakri/dosa over and cook the other side on medium high flame for few minutes only.
6. For all remaining dosas, no need to grease tava again with oil. Directly pour and spread batter and pour few drops only on the spread batter.
7. Serve hot with ghee/chutney powder/coconut chutney. This can be eaten without a side actually and does not need anything else.

1. Both sides of the dosa should not brown too much.
2. Wheat flour can be omitted totally. Wheat flour helps bind and avoids the dosa from breaking so is used.
3. This batter should not be runny. It should be thicker than dosa batter.
4. To store jackfruit slices for a later time, boil the jackfruit slices with jaggery. To do this, you need to keep stirring, else it will stick to the bottom of the pan. Once the whole mixture boils and forms a syrupy consistency, switch off the heat. Cool this mixture and store in air tight container in freezer. Thaw when ready to use. If using this, blend the thawed mixture alone with very little jaggery only.

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