Jackfruit Panna Cotta

Jackfruit Panna Cotta is a chilled creamy dessert. It is so captivating to see snowy panna cotta dotted with vanilla bean wobbling on a plate fringed by delectable golden jackfruit coulis.

IMG_0119I have made Panna Cotta, an Italian dessert, layered with locally grown fresh seasonal fruit. Since I do not like to use egg nor gelatin, I have used home-made coconut milk and China grass (agar agar or kadal paasi) instead.

IMG_0134Traditionally China grass is used by Japanese in their diet, a Kanten diet, they used to drink a cup of kanten (powdered agar mixed in hot water) before their meal as it aids in reduced in-take of food.

IMG_0183In this post I have shown 2 ways of serving panna cotta, but you can simply make either panna cotta with jackfruit coulis or layered jackfruit panna cotta. Noe let us get into the jackfruit panna cotta recipe:

Yield: I have prepared a bowl of panna cotta and 4 cups of jackfruit layered panna cotta.

Ingredients:

 Panna Cotta:

  1. Thick creamy coconut milk – 100 ml  (½ cup)
  2. Thin coconut milk – 400 ml (2 cups)
  3. Crystal sugar – ¼ cup
  4. China grass (agar agar) flakes – 1/8 cup (chopped & tightly packed)
  5. Vanilla pod – ½

Jackfruit layer & coulis:

  1. Seeded jackfruit – 8 bulbs (roughly chopped)
  2. Creamy coconut milk – 100 ml (½ cup)
  3. Thin coconut milk – 200 ml (1 cup)
  4. Golden caster sugar – ¼ cup
  5. China grass (agar agar) flakes – 1/8 cup (chopped & tightly packed)
  6. Cardamom – 1 No.

  Toppings:

  1. Chopped jackfruits
  2. Fresh cherries

Method:

I have used fresh home-made coconut milk and you can check the slides below for extracting coconut milk. (I used three-fourth meat of a whole coconut for both panna cotta & jackfruit layer.) Alternately you can use store-bought coconut milk also.

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Panna Cotta:

  • Rinse agar agar & keep aside.
  • Strain thin coconut milk into a sauce pan and boil in low flame.
  • Add sugar & agar and stir continuously until dissolved.
  • Continue boiling in low flame until it starts bubbling.
  • Now strain into another pan to separate any solid agar particle out.
  • Add thick coconut milk & scraped vanilla bean (as shown below) and mix well.
  • Let it sit for a minute and remove from heat.
  • Pour panna cotta mixture (at room temperature) into a greased bowl & four mousse cups.
  • Close them with a lid and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.

Jackfruit Coulis:

  • Pour thin coconut milk into a sauce pan & add chopped jackfruit.
  • Heat the pan in medium flame and cook them until soft.
  • Keep boiled coconut milk aside after removing jackfruit pieces.
  • Add cardamom with cooked jackfruit and puree it using blender.
  • Heat another pan in low flame and add jackfruit puree into it.
  • Add caster sugar and stir until dissolved.
  • Pour 2 tbsp of coulis into a bowl and keep aside for plating.
  • Leave remaining coulis in the same pan to prepare jackfruit layer.

Jackfruit layer:

  • Add rinsed agar into the coconut milk used for cooking jack fruit.
  • Boil in low flame and stir until dissolved.
  • Strain into the coulis pan and cook in low flame.
  • When it starts blooming add thick coconut milk.
  • Remove from flame after a minute.
  • Pour jackfruit mixture (at room temperature) over chilled panna cotta.
  • Close them with a lid and refrigerate until set.
  • Top with chopped jackfruit and fresh cherries and serve layered jackfruit panna cotta.

Plating:

  • When panna cotta is set, dip the bowl briefly in hot water as shown below.
  • Shake slightly to loosen and turn upside down onto a plate.
  • Pour coulis around inverted panna cotta.
  • Top with chopped jack fruit and fresh berries and serve panna cotta with jackfruit coulis.

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Please Note:

  • I have added golden caster sugar for its beautiful golden color, you can also use cane jaggery.
  • If you use regular crystal sugar, reduce the quantity by half.
  • I prefer to use relatively less sugar in chilled desserts and also we can enjoy the creaminess of coconut milk & sweetness of jackfruit as much as possible.
  • Scraping vanilla bean: Slit open the pod vertically using a sharp knife and scrape the bean using knife or spoon.
  • How to use agar: Please check the images belowagar.gif
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80 Comments Add yours

  1. Sneha Modi says:

    Nice recipe Megala!! 🙂

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  2. This vegan version of panna cotta is just mind blowing. Will try it.
    Thank you so much

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    1. Megala says:

      Thanks, and thanks for stopping by !

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  3. thecookingart says:

    DELICIOUS. I love Panna Cotta !! Its my favourite dessert:)

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    Have a nice day,
    Sara

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    1. Megala says:

      Thanks for stopping by! Will do for sure!

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  4. Christy B says:

    I have always heard of this dish but not seen a recipe.. until now! 🙂

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  5. Beautiful presentation!

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  6. Loved the recipe Megala…Have never heard of this before..Awesome presentation and pictures..kudos to you..

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    1. Megala says:

      Thanks a lot!

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  7. So nice to use jack fruit with agar agar. I have never tried this combination. Mango with china grass is my favourite. Soon I ll try this one. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Megala says:

      I have just added agar into our traditional jackfruit payasam (chakka prathaman), thats it! 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by!

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    1. Megala says:

      Thank you so much!

      Like

  9. Dahlia says:

    Yum yum yummmmmm

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Megala says:

      Thanks a lot! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  10. fashopolitan says:

    Hi there Megala i love your blog and so i nominated you for an award.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Megala says:

      I am glad for that, thank you very much!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. fashopolitan says:

        you’re very welcome!!!

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  11. priyanjali says:

    wow Jack fruit panna cotta! That’s something unusual. Looks great!

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  12. Reema says:

    Mouth-watering! Yummmm!!!

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  13. Lavs Raj says:

    Wooww!! This looks so delicious Megala! Mouth watering 😀 Love the presentation👌

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  14. Hang says:

    Mmmm….yummiiii! Well-done! 👍

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    1. Megala says:

      Thanks a lot!

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  15. Kurian says:

    Lovely presentation
    I am sure all are so yummy
    And I love jackfruit

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  16. PS says:

    Wow..Lovely Presentation!!!!!! So inviting and tempting.

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  17. What a scrumptious dessert! I have never tasted a jackfruit flavored panna cotta before, This looks so yummy, Megala! Beautiful presentation too!

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    1. Megala says:

      You are well known for lovely presentation and I am glad for your appreciation, it really means a lot to me! Thanks Latha!!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You are very welcome Megala! It’s really sweet of you to say that! Thank you 😊

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  18. InspiresN says:

    wonderful share, lovely food deco as well!

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  19. Wow! This looks so delicious. It is amazing that you used your own homemade coconut milk and I love the photos.

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    1. Megala says:

      Thanks a lot!

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  20. Mouth watering recipe, wonderful pictures

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    1. Megala says:

      Thanks a lot!

      Like

  21. Awesome recipe megala!!!ua idea of using jackfruit 👏🏻👏🏻

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  22. Being a vegetarian I also prefer agar agar in my food preparations , such a fantastic recipe .

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    1. Megala says:

      Thanks so much!

      Like

  23. Malini says:

    Looks amazing Megala. Its so inviting. 🙂

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  24. This looks and sounds so refreshing and looks creamy as can be YUM!

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  25. Vidya Narayan says:

    Jackfruit, Coconut milk .. couldnt get any better than this !! Awesome post

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  26. Looks so tempting! And explained very meticulously ……as usual!!

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  27. Prajakta says:

    I could never ever imagine making panna cotta from jackfruit. It looks so yummy 👍👍

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  28. Sandhya says:

    Mouth watering. Very well explained.

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  29. foodzesty says:

    This looks great!! Home made Coconut Milk?? Wow Megala 🙂

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    1. Megala says:

      Yep! Thanks a lot!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. foodzesty says:

        I am still trying to figure that one out! 🙂 Love your blog!!!

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      2. Megala says:

        Thanks so much, you made my day! 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

      3. foodzesty says:

        I am sure you have been told this before. 😉 Have a great day! 🙂

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