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Bela Pana recipe Odia style

Learn how to prepare Bela Pana recipe in Oriya style here.

Bela Pana is a drink made from Bael (Aegle marmelos) fruit pulp, on the occasion of Pana Sankranti. According to the tradition, since the festival is observed during the peak of summer, a number of remedies are included in the dishes and rituals. The most important is the beverage of pana.

It is an antidote for sun stroke and a must in Odia New Year. It is also used for stomach problem.


  • Ripe Bela – 2 Medium
  • Ripe Banana – 2 Big (mashed)
  • Coconut – 1/2 (grated)
  • Rasagola – 5 mashed (you can use Chhena in place of Rasagola)
  • Sugar – 12 tbsp
  • Curd – 1/2 cup (beaten)
  • Black Pepper Powder – 1 tbsp
  • Green Cardamom Powder – 1 tbsp
  • Water

How to prepare

  • Break the Bela and extract all the pulps to a bowl by using a spoon.
  • Mix some water to these extracted pulps. Mix properly by using your hand.
  • Now by using a strainer, strain all the seeds and unnecessary things.
  • Keep only the fruit pulps in a big bowl.
  • Now add banana, coconut, rasagola, sugar, curd, pepper powder, green cardamom powder and water.
  • Do not add much water, the drink should not be very watery.
  • Mix properly till the sugar dissolves.
  • Serve it like this or you can also serve it chill by keeping it in refrigerator for sometime.
  • You can also have the bela pana in a simpler way by adding the pulps of bela with water, sugar and pepper powder.

Bela Pana

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