Sunday, June 05, 2011

Haldi paan patholi / sweet dumpling on turmeric leaf

Haldi paan patholi or sweet dumpling on turmeric leaf is a Konkani delicacy. The turmeric leaves used to make these dumplings infuse its aroma into the dish. Though this dish can be made using banana leaves in stead of the turmeric leaves, the end product is not as flavoursome.

Patholi has an outer covering of rice and coconut ground together. Inside it lies the sweet coconut stuffing made with jaggery and richly laced with cardamom.

Ingredients: This makes 21 patholis.

Outer covering:
Rice - 250 g (soaked for an hour)
Coconut - 2-3 tbsp freshly grated
Salt to taste.

Grind the rice and coconut together to make a fine paste, slightly thick, dosa-batter consistency. Mine turned out to be a little thinner and flowing.

For the filling:
Jaggery - two lemon-sized.
Coconut - 1 cup
Cardamom - 10 finely powdered.

      Firstly, melt the jaggery on a medium flame. Take care not to burn the jaggery. You may sprinkle a few drops of water to avoid burning. Cook it until a string  forms when you press the melted jaggery between your thumb and your finger.

 Then add the coconut. Mix well and cook until the coconut and the jaggery form a gooey mass together. Then add the cardamom powder.

                                                    Turn off the flame and cool.

Wash the turmeric leaves and wipe them dry.

Trim both ends of the leaves and lay them on a flat surface.

Now streak the leaf with a ladleful of the batter.

Next, add a thin line of stuffing along the middle of the leaf.

Fold the leaf  into half along the length and place them into a steamer and steam for 10-15 minutes (until the leaves change colour).

Peel away the leaves and serve hot with ghee.


Deeksha said...

very interesting recipe!

NRIGirl said...

Wow! Mouth watering stuffing. I love coconut sweets. In my Mom's native place (Kudankulam, Tamil Nadu) they make the same dish with a different leaf from a tree (poovarasu) - kind of a banyan tree or even with palm leaf.

Anonymous said...

Hai, mouth watering...we make it on poovarasu leaf and also on banana leaf. You can make the same on Teak leaf too and then it will have medicinal power and deep red color...

Anonymous said...

Where are you Friend. We want you back...

Please find some time for us and your crochet masterpieces too...

Bikramjit Singh Mann said...

Not sure a about this one , the recipe ...


Anonymous said...

Mangala...please be back. We miss you


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