Thursday, February 26, 2015

Pathrade Panna Muddo (Spicy Colocasia Leaves Idli)

Pathrade Panna Muddo is a recent try in my kitchen. Few days back, I was suggested to try this recipe from my MIL's sister. I had everything on hand including banana leaves. I told about this suggestion to my mother and she told her mother used to make this all the time in rainy season as colocasia leaves are available abundantly during that season. I don't remember my mother making it and hence wanted to give it a try. It turned out awesome and we enjoyed it with rice and dalithoy. Do try making this and let me know how it turned out.

  • Rice - 1 1/4 cup
  • Grated Coconut, fresh/frozen - 1/4 cup
  • Roasted red chillies- 5-6
  • Tamarind - A small ball (gooseberry sized)
  • Colocasia Leaves**, medium sized - 18-20
  • Salt- To taste
  • Banana leaves - As required *
*Use idli moulds if you don't have banana leaves.
**You can also use spinach leaves if you can't find colocasia leaves.


Soak the rice for two hours. 
While it is soaking, wash the leaves and dry it completely. 

Then give a rough chop.

Wash the banana leaves and make small squares out of it. Allow it to dry completely.

Now grind grated coconut, roasted red chillies and tamarind (add very little water). 

It looks like this after grinding-

To this add the soaked rice without water. 

Start grinding so as to get coarse grains of rice (just like idli rava. If you make a smooth paste then the idlis will turn hard after steaming). Use water as less as possible. 

The mixture should be firm, in order to get firm dumplings. Transfer this mixture to a bowl. To this add chopped colocasia leaves, salt to taste. 

Mix well. The final mixture looks as shown below.

Then keep a portion of the mixture on each banana piece as shown.

Then close the banana leaf as shown below.

Place them in a steamer and steam for 25- 30 minutes.

Allow the idlis to cool for 5 minutes. Then remove from the banana leaf. 
Pathrade Panna Muddo is ready!!

Serve it warm along with rice and dalithoy. Drizzle little coconut oil for a twist. Above measurement makes eight big sized idlis.