Sunday, November 18, 2007


Patholi, a must for nagar panchami festival is a steamed sweet dish known to every amchi has the flavour borrowed from fresh turmeric leaves that wraps  this to-die-for Konkani dessert. Mostly prepared on festivals but due to popular demand it is made ever so often at my Mom's place. Although, this dessert has all its glamour from turmeric leaves, it can also be prepared in banana leaves if like me that's the alternative that your life has stooped down to use frozen banana leaves..sniff, sniff.
My mom cooks it in both ways because after a certain point the turmeric plant can't keep reproducing with the speed due to severe pigging-out :p by the Kamath family.
Rice - 1 cup
coconut - 1 cup

Filling/ churna:
coconut 1 cup
jaggery 3/4 cup
elaichi powder 1/2 tsp

Grind soaked rice, coconut and salt with very little water to thick smooth paste.

Mix together the ingredients for churna.

Wash and dry the turmeric leaves.
Smear some rice paste in the centre of the leaves leaving the edges untouched.Place the churna in the centre of the paste and fold the leaves lengthwise. Steam it for 15 mins and serve with ghee.