Thursday, February 5, 2009

Magical Leaves- Dishes: Patholi & Pathrado HBJ

"Being raised in a Konkani family and married into a Keralite one, has its own culinary advantages!" 
- Purnima :D 

Some times readers should take quotes from us too! :) Deeba, hope u don't mind silly me!

Coming to this post title...my home has been a bhandaar of Konkani delicacies..food getting all the limelight every single day! The dishes I am sharing today involve the use of leaves, first dish is a sweet dish made using Turmeric Leaves the other one using Paatra or Colocasia Leaves.

'Patholi' is a sweet dish and has been blogged so beautifully by my fellow Konkani bloggers, but the gist of it is, a layer of ground rice+coconut, followed with a layer of 'Chuna' ie. wet grated coconut+jaggery mixture in center, steamed for ten minutes, after which the leaf is discarded and the steamed delicacy is devoured with a dollop of home made 'Toop' or clarified butter! Oh I love this heavenly sweet...yes..over any cakes too! :)  Flavors registered at childhood seldom leave the brains! :) Vee, thanks a lot !

Recipe Source : VEE @ Past Present and Me...The Patholi Pictorial ... HERE

Before steaming
Ready to eat! Wt dollop of Ghee -INDULGE!


'Pathrado' is taken as a snack or side dish of Manglorean Konkani cuisine which is either steamed, shallow fried or curried once steamed! This is TAL-la-Lo, as in fried one. Its again a bunch of leaves..Colocasia or Paatra leaves on which a ground spicy mixture is applied, using 8-10 layers of leaves and the ground paste as a binding and taste enhancing agent, rolled up as in swiss roll, steamed for 20 mins and savoured! Do check Shilpa's pictorial. THANKYOU SHILPA.

Recipe Source : Aayis Recipes , Pathrado ... HERE 

Shallow Fried after steaming and cooling


This post is being dedicated to another close and dear friend of mine, who stuck through thick and thin, throughout college days..Juby..HAPPY BIRTHDAY JUBS! (HBJ--that is what appears in my title! :D) Knowing how you love such regional specialities, here goes a sweet n spicy one in your name!! :) 

How can I end a Birthday post, without a sweet -- Ah.. nostalgic  5th Feb, makes me oops..Us!

EGGLESS BANANA WALNUT MUFFINS from DIVYA here. Thankyou Divu!



May GOD be with you JUBY in every endeavour you undertake, making you SUCCESSFUL, HAPPY, HEALTHY N WEALTHY!! HUGS!

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39 comments:

Asha said...

Aw--!! You are a great friend, Purni. You collected all these for just your friend!! I am sure she will enjoy them all. I have never tasted Pathrodo, looks delicious! :))

Happy birthday to HBJ from me too!

Happy cook said...

Loved the quote.
In kerala we also have a sweet made like this with jaggery and coconut and it is steame in flour called ada ( ask your hubby :-))
I have heard so much about the dish with cococassia leaves, never had the oportunity to try them.

Meera said...

Wah kya quotable quote hain!!!:-D

I too have tried Vee's patoli & promptly blogged about it.:-D
Our version of patroda is steamed. Spread looks delicious.
Happy Birthday to Juby...

Nithya Praveen said...

Wow,looks wonderful.My friends mom used to make this....this is delicious.First time here,liked ur blog.

Ashwini said...

I have not heard about the sweet one or eaten , but it looks tempting..I have eaten Pathrode love them and it has been a while now..Everything looks yummy...

Deepa Hari said...

i have tasted Pathrado and i like it...my mom learnt it from a konkani friend...never heard of Patholi..Nice post Purnima...i am sure your friend will enjoy them...Convey my wishes to your friend.

Maya said...

You are such a sweet friend Purnima, am sure Juby would be delighted to see this post!! This is a killer post girl, patholi and pathrado in one post, has to be killer..U bet, patholi beats the best of cakes..yum yum yum..ritely u say, magical leaves..

Maha said...

Juby is gonna love this for sure!
Jubs, next time we meet, instead of going to a restaurant and treating ourselves, we must ask punni to prepare all this dishes that she has dedicated for us :)
Punni, what say ?

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Yes,I am second Asha,you always give respect to friendship,through ur post I am realizing:) Great post!
Thanks for ur comments in Rasavangi,now I updated:)

Maha said...

Juby is gonna love this for sure !!!
Jubs, next time we meet, instead of going to a restaurant and treating ourselves, we must ask punni to prepare all these dishes, she has dedicated for us :)
Punni, what say ?

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow it is always a pleasure to know varied cuisines. Love the yummy pics.

Swapna said...

First time hearing these two dishes....yes similar to our ada...sounds interesting...i am sure it must have tasted great!!!
Happy birthady to Juby!!!

Usha said...

Lol cute quote :-)

Purnima said...

Asha --> Try Pathrado once, am sure its gonna b a cake walk for you..:D Tks for your wishes!

HC --> Once in this family, I interchanged the sweet, they liked this too. I hv had adas as a kid, moms frndz mallu! :D

Meera --> Hausla-afzai ke liye shukriya yaar! Hv seen ur post too!Home grown HALDI PAAN! Uff! This was steamed first and then in evening fried :D Missed out in the post. Thankyou very much for your lovely wishes!

Nithya --> Welcome..glad u liked my abstract home!

Ashwini --> Naagpanchami, visit any GSB household..u r bound to find this! :D Tks!

Deepa --> Tks ..my frnz on her way to accept wishes :) Yet to visit here!

Maya --> Tks ya! Ooh these make me so very nostalgic..Amma makes the best ones!! BAH effect?? Killer! :D

Maha --> Pehle ma'am visit toh kare yeh page! Tab jaake pata chale ...cooking/baking no issues.. Jubs..enough now..kindly thank so many generous souls wishing you...:D ( n shes got to thank u twice!)

Rajeswari --> Tks dear..also for your lovely ashgourd dish!

Lubna --> Same wt me..amazes me no extent to know the varieties in our regional cuisine..each visit in food blog is a new dish/technique learnt..with the ingr. in our pantry..what can be made! Magical naa?

Swapna --> This is somewhat like Ada, except here the turmeric leaf lends a sweet aroma to the steamed goodie!

Usha --> Oh..just quote..shd hv gone beyond it..there were two leafy dishes! :D :D

Juby said...

SUPERB PUNNI!!!hey i visited the blog but there were only 2 comments..I m ovrwhelmed by the gr8 response n the wishes...Thanx to all the bloggers who hv wished me n God bless Punni for this!!!She has made all my fav dishes...i just luv her for this...UMMA!!!

Juby said...

Yes Maha, u r right...next time v meet Punni i want this patholi n paatra made by her...n wat abt the cake...dedicated to me...i didn't get even a bit of all this ya...no restaurants next time...Punni b prep now...

Andhra Flavors said...

thats a different one. and nice muffins presentation.

suparna said...

hi Purnima, My first time here :) and I'm thrilled to the core to have found a konkani person's blog. I am a konkani married to a bong! Hope to find a great friend in you, and draw inspiration to dish out some lovely recipes. I love patholi and pathrado. I've made patholi couple of times but haven't made pathrado(should try it)
Do find the time to visit me at
http://therecipehunter.blogspot.com/

Purnima said...

Jubs --> Finally u came haan! Ya..2 comments toh kya hua..u wont leave till good bunch of comments came? :D Hey arrange for oven at ur place.. I m all game to treat u gals! :D And I miss ur mom's yummy treats too!

Purnima said...

Andhra Flavors --> Thanks dear!

Suparna --> Welcome, glad to read ur comments! Tks for link to ur blog..wd visit frequently...for bong treat as well! :D

Asha said...

Purni, I read ALL of the comments before I even publish but answer only if anybody has q's at FH. Otherwise I keep it simple there at FH. I replied at Aroma though. Glad your hubby liked Dwaratan with tadka! :D

Ekratan or triratan will do too, tadka is the whopper there! Hahaa!

Raaga said...

Jubs is lucky to have a friend like you :-)

both the dishes look lovely :) I made these long long ago:

http://chefatwork.blogspot.com/2007/08/patrodo.html

http://chefatwork.blogspot.com/2007/09/patoli-nevryo-and-narlya-kheeri-coconut.html

Purnima said...

Asha --> True..this wd now b a regualar daal on our dinner table! :D Tks for ur reply!

Raaga --> Thankyou! For ur wonderful comment n the yummy links!

Maha said...

punni...u have your patent "arrows" on your blog also..."-->".... haha u will never give up your arrows

Divya Kudua said...

Oops I was gone and what did I miss..Yummy pathrodo..guess what,I had amma-made pathrodo on my trip home,but couldnt actually devour it coz we got the paan on the day I was travelling back.Still had a a piece staright from the pedavan and packed some in banana leaves to have on train..missing it now!!Patholi is an all time fave since I never can make perfectly shaped modaks..absolutely love those!!

Divya Kudua said...

Forgot to add...I just loved the quote!!And glad that you liked the banana muffins,they are just too good.Oh yeah,but I am not the creator of the recipe you see[lolz]..you dont have to say sorry to me wokay..hugs!!

Purnima said...

Divu --> Oh then that was close miss! I too miss amma's patholi n pathradey! :( Yeah ...patholi is alws a pleasure..the day my amma makes, I easily make brkfast,lunch,snack n supper out of it!:D Glad u like my silly quote!:D
N sorry was if matter hurt you..not Creatorgiri! :)

Purnima said...

Maha --> Arrows n me! Hmmmm! U know how well we get along! :D

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Excellent set of recipe. Looks so good. YUM!

notyet100 said...

omg steamed one looks so yum,..feel like pickin one from the screen,..muffins look delish too,..;-)

Asha said...

Just checked your comment at Aroma and replied. Be safe there, Orangy sand storm? Scary. They had huge Tornado/Twister hit Oklahoma y'day and in NC, we had strong wind and rain last night because of that!

Ankita said...

I can't express in words how much i love it.My mouth can't stop water looking at the pics.I desperately want to go to India once during shrawan just to eat this.I wish i could make it in US.

Dibs said...

completely agree and empathise with your quote! i never landed up tasting konkani food while in India. Must add it to my Life's to do list!

homecooked said...

OMG! I love patholis! We used to make it on 15th Aug every year. Sadly we dont get tumeric leaves here :(

Varunavi said...

I never heard of pathrodo.btw thanx for commenting on my blog.
I loved ur header and animation.
Muffins look yummy

DEESHA said...

Ohh I love Pathrado .. havent eaten it since ages

Happy birthday to HBJ from me

Archy said...

I love patholi, i'm from mangl so i'm like mad on this sweet dish, specially made on Nagara panchime !!
Pathrodo is, wat to say, mouth is watering looking at the pics.. wonderful, miss it here :( !!

Sharmila said...

I made something like this once and called it as sweet idlis ... now at least I have a name to call it thanks to you. :-)
Love your blog and recipes. :-)

DRY GROUNDNUT CHUTNEY said...

Hi Poornima,

I am prathiba from "The indian food court". You have a wonderful blog and keep up the good work.