Dec 8, 2010
Colocasia leaves rolls ( Pathrode )
Colocasia / taro leaves - 10 to 20
Red chillies ( you can mix long and short red chillies ) - 20
Tamarind - small lemon size
Asafoetida powder - 1 tsp
Moong / Green gram - 2 1/2 cup
Grated Coconut - 1 cup
Salt - as per taste
Soak moong in water for 4 to 5 hours. Drain the water. Keep aside.
Grind grated coconut, red chillies and tamarind into a coarse paste. Then, add moong and salt. Grind again ( Add water while grinding according to consistency).
Remove the paste. Prepare a paste of asafoetida powder by adding 1 tbsp of water.
Add the asafoetida paste to the ground mixture. Mix well.
Wash colocasia leaves. Remove the middle hard veins of the leaves. Dry them.
On aclean surface, place the largest leaf upside down. Spread the paste allover the leaf. Place another leaf on top of it. Continue applying paste and stacking up to 7-8 leaves. Fold the edges along the length. Roll the leaves. Spread the paste between each fold. Tie the rolls in the middle and top corners with a thread so that rolls look perfect.
Steam cook the rolls for 20-25 minutes.
Slice the pathrode rolls into rounds. Place on the plate.Pour a spoonful of coconut oil while serving.