Friday, August 19, 2011
Patoli is another Manglorean/Goan delicacy. They are specially made on 15th August to celebrate the Feast of our Lady of Assumption.
These are steamed sweet pancakes made in turmeric leaves stuffed with coconut & jaggery. It is the turmeric leaves that adds a special flavour to them.
My friend Rani brought me few turmeric leaves fom Mangalore. It is also available in Indian grocery stores. You can also try with banana leaves. And If you don't find the leaves you can try it with foil. I tried making one with foil and it tasted yummy just the turmeric leaves aroma was missing.
10 med size Turmeric Leaves
3 cups of boiled rice (wash & soak in ample water overnight)
1 1/2 tsp salt
3 cups of scraped fresh coconut
1 1/2 cup of goa jaggery (grated)
12-15 cardamoms (powdered)
Grind the soaked rice with salt to a smooth thick paste like thick dough. If your batter becomes thin add little rice flour and knead it to a dough.
For the stuffing :
Mix the jaggery & coconut in a big bowl, add the cardamom powder.
Put the bowl in the microwave for 1-2 minutes so you can have a little mushy stuffing. Keep it aside.
Wash & pat dry the turmeric leaves. If the leaves are too big you can cut them into half.
Take a med ball of rice dough in your wet palms and roll the ball into a thick rope.
Place the dough rope in the margin of the leaf and start spreading the dough (left & right) side ways as thin as possible to cover the whole leaf. Repeat it on all the leaves until all the dough is used up.
Now in the center add 2 teaspoonful of the stuffing.
Fold the leaves sideways.
Place the ready Patolis in a steamer with ample water and steam it for 20-25 minutes.
If you dont have a steamer you can steam them in a cooker with little water, place another container over the water and place the patolis in the container. Close the lid, do not put the whistle. Steam for 20-25 minutes.
Voila Patolis are ready to be served warm or cold.