Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Spicy Spinach Rice Cake

This a simple tasty recipe which i have tried for the first time.I just love patra and wanted to eat them.So went searching for those leaves to all my nearby grosery shops and did not find it.I had just seen fresh palak leaves and thought of preparing something out of it and bought them home.Finnaly thought of giving a try with this new recipe.SO i have prepared the same recipe of patra with a bit of change in ingredients and replaced the patra leaves by palak

Spinach- 1 big bunch
Rice -2 cups
Masoor dal-2/3 cup
split masoor dal-1/4 cup
Poha-1/2 cup
coconut 2/3 cup
dry chillies-40-50[as per your taste]
coriander seeds-3 tsp
Hing-1/4 tsp
tamarind -size of one medium sized gooseberry[1 big spoon if pulp]
salt as per taste

1. Wash, clean,Chop up the spinach leaves into thin stripes and keep aside.
2.Saok rice and masoor dal in warm water for about 2 hrs.
3.Bleand masoor dal, coconut,chillies,poha into almost idle batter consistency or even smoother.
4. Then make a course paste out of rice and mix both the batters.
5.Mix the spinach leaves to this abtter and for a uniform mixture.
6.Cook in a cooker just like idle without putting the whistle for about 45 min s or until done.


Prema Sundar said...

Hi Sowmya,
I Knew only after seeing ur recipe that a cake can be made with spinach..
A good recipe and the presentation is lovely.

Vcuisine said...

More or less like Dhokla? but interesting. Viji

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Prema,
Thanks dear.Well it tastes simply superb.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Viji,
Well i guess dhokla is prepared out of besan right. This is out of rice.Thanks dear

Sia's corner said...

wow... it looks like patrode soumya:) beautiful presentation... i guess its the best next thing to patrode allada? yava paatre use madiddu neenu?

Asha said...

Savory cake.Send it to Meeta's event.Looks great,very unique.Beautiful photos.

Seema said...

Best kanthu soumya palak pathrado...neenu adra eshtu chendakke cut madi present madidde. Loved the picture too

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Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Supriya,
Adu anu cooker volana dodda patrali eradu sekegerada hange .Mathe cut madidu aste.Thanks.Bhari laika avthu.Same taste patrode hange try madu atha.

USHA said...

Hi Soumya,

So we can make cake even with spinach.....Presentation is good..Thanks for sharing

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Asha,
Thanks dear

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Akka,
Thanks atha.Bhari ruchi avthu akka.Next try maadu atha

Manjula said...

You are making me very very nostalgic. Past few days you have been posting so authentic Mangalorean recipes.
Lovely pictures and yummy recipe.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Manjula,
Thanks dear.Well good to know that your native is also mlore.

padmaja said...

Sounds very healthy. Thanks for posting delicous recipe

Sangeeta said...

Hi Soumya,

Very innovative. I like Patras and your take on this is very intersting. Definitely gonna give it a try. Thanks for sharing :)

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Padmaja,
thanks dear.Yup best way to eat more greens...

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi sangeetha,
Thanks a bunch dear.

swapna said...

wow soumya
these days u are giving all of us such a nice recipes..great going girl!!

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hey swapna,
Thanks dear.

Menu Today said...

Hi Sowmya,
Spicy rice cake looks nice. Nice presentation.Using Spinach is great idea, Thanks for sharing.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi there,
Thanks dear for this encouraging words

Sushma said...

what a lovely healthy recipe

Trupti said...

This is something I need to try! very creative..and very healthy!

thanks Soumya!


Anonymous said...

Sowmya, I love you for this recipe. Thumba ishta aithu. Your blog is one of my favorite food blogs. Thanks for this wonderful, healthy recipe


Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Sushma,
Thanks dear.yea its very healthy.

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Trupthi,
Thanks dear.To give a shot and let me know ..

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Asha,
Thanks kanne.Neevu kannadadali bardadu nange thumba kushi ayethu.I really appreciate it.hmm..

Anonymous said...

Hi Sowmya
Spinach rice cake recipe looks very nice. Could you please explain how to bake this? In a pressure cooker? or a oven?
How do u bake in a pressure cooker.
Or steam like idli in a idli cooker?
Thanks in advance,

Dr. Soumya Bhat said...

Hi Veetil,
You have to bake it just like idli in pressure cooker.Enjoy

Mansi said...

I like your recipes for Spicy Spinach Rice Cake. Its sounds interesting that cake with spinach, which one is very healthy too. I will definitely try it. i am very exciting to cook this new type of cake.