Odia bela pana recipe by BEST OF ODISHA


1 Bela (Wood Apple)
200 g sugar
Crushed black pepper: 1 tsp
Grated coconut : 1/2 cup
Ripe Banana : 2
Chhena: 1/2 cup
Water : 3–4 glasses


First, break the shell of the fruit. You may see some gum oozing out it.
Scoop out the pulp (which has seeds as well) and transfer it to a bowl.
Add a glass of water into it.
Mash the pulp with water, squeeze out the juice.
Throw the fibers, seeds out of it.
Since its a pulpy fruit with less water content, straining is not an easy task.
But if you want, you can strain through a muslin cloth.
Add some more water into it.
Now add, sugar, crushed pepper, grated coconut, mashed banana,chhena and ice cubes. Give it a good shake.
Pour into individual glasses and enjoy.


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