Bela Pana (Odia: ବେଲ ପଣା) is a drink made from bael (Aegle marmelos) fruit pulp. It is used on the festive occasion of Pana Sankranti (Odia new year) during the month of Baisakha, in Odisha, India.

Bela Pana
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Bela Pana
TypeDrink
Place of originIndia
Region or stateOdisha
Main ingredientsbael

IngredientsEdit

Ripe bael, milk, black pepper, chhena, ¼ cup banana peeled and cut into tiny pieces, ½ cup honey or Jaggery, ½ cup yogurt, 2 cardamom, a handful of cashews ground separately, fistful of fresh grated coconut.

UtilityEdit

It is an antidote for sunstroke and a must in Odia New Year. It is also used for stomach problems.

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