Pathrodo, Pathrodo Bajjile and Pathrodo Upkari

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Total Time:
4-8 hours
Serves: 3
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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  • 18 - medium or large colocasia leaves (stems/nerves removed)
  • 2 cups (400 g) - boiled rice (idli rice)
  • 1 cup (100 g) - silky raw rice
  • 225 g - grated coconut
  • 1 tbsp - red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp - hing
  • 3 - big star fruit (Carambola/kermbel), chopped finely or 2 tbsp - tamarind paste or 1 cup - tamarind juice
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup - water

How to Make Pathrodo, Pathrodo Bajjile and Pathrodo Upkari

  • For the batter: Wash and soak the boiled rice and raw rice for 6 hours.
  • Grind the rice, grated coconut, star fruit/tamarind pulp/tamarind juice, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt (batter should be slightly coarser than idli batter).
  • Add hing and transfer the batter to another vessel.
  • Spread a plastic sheet or banana leaves (with face down) on the kitchen platform.
  • Apply a thin layer of the batter on the back side of a colocasia leaf. Place another leaf over it and apply the batter.
  • Repeat with the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th leaf.
  • Fold the sides and roll to form a cylindrical roll. Tie this roll with a cotton thread or vazha naaru.
  • Prepare 2 more rolls with the remaining batter.
  • Place the rolls in a pressure cooker (without weight ) and steam for 40-50 minutes on medium heat. If steaming in a steamer, it may take 45 minutes to 1 hour.
  • For the Pathrodo Bajjile: When the Pathrodo has cooled, cut into slices and shallow-fry in a non-stick frying pan greased with coconut oil.
  • For Pathrodya Upma/Usli: Crush the Pathrodo into smaller pieces. Heat a little oil in a frying pan. Season mustard seeds in the oil until they crackle. Add the crushed pieces of Pathrodo and cook on very low flame until crisp.
  • Recipe Courtesy: Niya's World