Patrode is one of the very famous vegetarian recipes of Mangalore. The recipe is very easy to cook and also less time consuming. Another remarkable feature of this South Indian recipe is that it is a healthy food and does not contain much fat. To cook the mouth watering cuisine of Mangalore, one needs to be ready with the following ingredients of Patrode:

  • 1 grated cocnut
  • 30 Colocasia leaves (Kesu leaves)
  • small ball of tamarind
  • ½ kilogram rice
  • 5 tablespoons of coriander seeds
  • 15 red chillies
  • salt as per taste
  • ½ tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon of cumin seeds

Method of Cooking Patrode

To cook the famous cuisine of Patrode, first soak the rice in water for 3 to 4 hours. After that, mix all the above mentioned ingredients except the Colocasia leaves and grind them together to form a thick batter.

Now take the Kesu leaves, clean them properly, remove the thick veins and then place them on a flat platform by keeping their reverse side up. Now spread the batter over the leaf. After this place another leaf over it and spread the batter. Repeat the same process twice again.

Now fold both sides of the leaves and roll it in such a way so that it is closed from all sides and there is no space for the batter to come out. Now heat it for half an hour like the idlis. Take it out. Garnish it with grated coconut. Patrode is ready to serve.

Last Updated on 21 September 2011