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Thursday, November 6, 2008


1 cup White Rice
1 cup Boiled Rice / Brown Rice / Kucchulakki
1/2 - 3/4 cup grated Coconut
2 tsp Black Gram seeds
1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds
2 tsp Coriander seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
Small lemon sized Tamarind
Medium/Large Lemon sized Jaggary
8 - 10 Red Chillies
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp Asafoetida powder
Salt to taste
6 - 7 Colocasia leaves / Kesuvina ele
5 - 6 Banana leaves

Soak both the rice together in water for about 6-7 hrs. Soak black gram seeds, fenugreek seeds together in water for about 6-7 hrs. Wash the soaked ingredients 2-3 times and keep it aside.
Grind soaked fenugreek seeds, black gram seeds, grated coconut, red chillies, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, tamarind into smooth paste by adding little amount of water. Add soaked rice, jaggary, salt, asafoetida powder, turmeric powder and grind them coarsely by adding little amount of water and keep it aside. The consistency of the batter should be like Idli batter.

Take each banana leaf and place it over the flame for few seconds. Wipe it properly using one cotton cloth and keep it aside. Wash colocasia leaves and chop them into small pieces as shown in the picture below.

Put chopped calocasia leaves, rice batter together and mix well.

Take little amount of this batter and spread it over the banana leaf as shown in the picture below.

Fold the banana leaf as shown in the picture below.
Fold both the sides of banana leaf and place it in a cooker container / traditional steamer upside down as shown in the picture below.

Steam cook for about 15-20 mins in high flame and another 30-40 mins in medium flame. (For pressure cooker: Don't put the weight, place one steel glass over the weight stand). Switch off the flame and allow it to cool for about 5-10 mins. Cut them into medium sized pieces and serve them along with coconut oil and any kind of sambar or chutney. The above mentioned ingredients will serve 4-5 Pathrodes. You can also prepare Pathrode Khara OggaranePathrode Sihi Oggarane and Roasted Pathrode from this.


Unknown said...

i like your recipes.
instead of banana leaf what we can use ?
mail me at

Krishnaveni Nalka said...

You can use Aluminium foil or you can directly cook in a pressure cooker container as specified in Menthe Soppu Pathrode recipe.