Indian Patholi

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Total Time:
5 hours
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • Raw rice - 1 cup
  • Thick beaten rice (poha, avil) - 1/2 cup
  • For Filling:
  • Grated Coconut - 1 cup
  • Jaggery powder - 1 cup
  • Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt
  • Banana leaves or aluminium foil to steam the batter.

How to Make Indian Patholi

  • Soak rice in water for 3-4 hrs.
  • Soak beaten rice in water for 15 minutes.
  • Grind rice with 4 tbsp of coconut and a pinch of salt till smooth.
  • Then add beaten rice, 1 tbsp of jaggery powder and water and grind to make a creamy batter.
  • For the filling, cook remaining coconut and jaggery, stirring continuously till the jaggery melts and forms a smooth dough.
  • Add cardamom powder.
  • Take about 6-8" pieces of banana leaves and soften them over a flame. You could also use aluminium foil.
  • Spread the batter thinly on them.
  • Place 2 tsps of the filling in centre and fold the leaves or foil to enclose the batter with the filling.
  • Place the folded parcels in a steamer/cooker and steam for approximately 15 minutes.
  • When cooled, peel the leaves or foil and serve with hot, melted ghee.