Monday, December 18, 2006
Here is the recipe from South India.This is a well known Konkani dish which is my favorite too.Believe me friends you will love it once you try it out.I can skip my meals days together for this patra dish.Yummy ........
rice -2 cups
tur dal -1/2 cup
coconut -1 cup
dry chillies -15
Hing -1/2 tsp[if powder]
Coriander seeds -3 tsp
1.Soak rice and dal in warm water for about 2 hrs.
2.Fry coriander and chillies in 1tsp of oil for about 2 minutes.
3.Then blend the rice and dal with coconut,chillies ,coriander into a rough batter.
4.Add hing ,and salt to this.
5.Wash ,clean and wipe the leaves,then place the larger leaf at the bottom and pile up the small ones one after the other by coating the batteron the surface.Pile up about 3-4 leaves
6.Then keep folding it like a hand kerchief and coat each edge as you do this and then finally the outer surface. and cook in the cooker like idles.
7.Cook for about 1/2 hr without the whistle[weight]
8.Remove and eat with a little coconut oil drisseled over it.It also tastes good with curd rice or anything you wish.