|10 Colocasia leaves|
|1 cup Fresh coconut|
|1/2 cup Tuvar dal|
|1/2 cup Raw rice|
|2 tbsp Tamarind paste|
|8 Red chillies|
|1/4 tsp Asafoetida|
|to taste Salt|
Pathrode is a variant of paatra that gujarati’s make. The is the paste that is smeared on the colocasia leaves that differs in the two cuisine. The main ingredient of this dish is the fresh colocasia leaves or arbi leaves and we go not get it in the market in chennai. Now, when you are a food blogger and you want to try out most of the recipes, you hunt for the ingredients locally , else you make sure you dear ones hunt it for you. Yes!!that is exactly what I did when I decided to makes these stuffed leaves. I asked my sister who resides at bangalore to get these leaves for me and she was kind enough to get so many of them. Sometimes she gives me recipes and the ingredients too. Thank you rasik:)
The main ingredient of pathrode would be the arbi leaves or colocasia leaves. Here the leaves are selected and the stalk is removed. Then a paste of raw rice, tivardal, coconut and chilli is ground into a smooth paste and applied on the backside of each leaves, which is stacked, rolled and steamed to be eaten as a snack. I loved making this and I am just hoping to get more leaves from my sister to make this again and may be even try the maharashtrian or gujarati version.
So, this is my first steamed dish of this week for blogging marathon . Come back tomorrow again to see another lovely steamed dish
Soak the rice, dal , chillies for 4 hrs. Grind it with coconut , asafoetida and salt into a smooth paste
Apply the paste on all the leaves similarly
Stack 5 leaves one above another. Fold the sides inwards and roll from the top side tightly
Keep these rolls in a hot seamer and steam for 35-40 minutes or insert a knife through the leaves to see if the filling is cooked well.
When done switch off the fire and let it cool completely
Now slice into discs and serve!!!
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