Neerphanas or breadfruit is used to make bhaaji/side dish or semolina coated shallow fry or bhaji's/pakodas or added to korma/gravy.
I get very fresh vibrant green breadfruits here so shallow fried one half and made side dish of the other half with the 'goan trinity' (onion/green chilly/coconut) combination.
When cooked with a sprinkle of water to make this side dish, the neerphanas gets cooked to a silky buttery texture.
2 cups neerphanas/breadfruit, peeled, cored and chopped into pieces,
1 tsp oil,
1 tsp mustard seeds,
1/2 medium onion, chopped,
1 green chilly, chopped into 2 pieces,
2 tbsp grated coconut,
1 tsp salt,
3/4 cup water.
- Heat oil in a pan on medium heat.
- Add mustard seeds and when they splutter add the onion and green chilly.
- Fry for a few minutes then add the chopped neerphanas, salt and coconut and stir again.
- Add the water, mix and cover with lid and cook on low flame till the vegetable is fork tender and cooked through.