Panara refers to the food from the Visayas Region of the Philippines made of sauteed upo (bottle gourd) garlic, onion and shrimps, and salt and pepper to taste. When the upo is already done, all the liquid mus be drained, and then cooled. The cooked ingredients are then wrapped with lumpia wrappers, fold or form into triangles and then deep fried until golden brown.
Upo is very cheap in the Philippines, and Panara is one of the best ways to use them, we just usually sautee Upo in the Philippines and by wrapping it and make it like a Samosa and spirng rolls is a great way to make use of this cheap vegetable product.
List of books: Panara