- Raw rice – 1 cup ( to be soaked in water for 4 hours )
- Grated coconut – 1 cup
- Ponsa varatti – 2 cups ( for recipe see here )
- Cardamoms – 2-3 powdered .
- Salt – a pinch
- Banana leaves to steam in .
Clean the banana leaves and place little amounts of the batter as shown in the pic below .
Fold the leaf and do likewise with the rest of the batter . Arrange the folded the leaves in a steamer / pedavan .
Steam for about 20 minutes . Carefully remove them from the steamer .
Serve them hot with dollops of ghee !
Note :- You may also make stuffed pattolis … grind only the rice to a smooth thick paste adding a pinch of salt (optional) . Mix Ingredients – 2 , 3 & 4 well . Spread the rice batter with your hands tapping gently ( tappoche ) on the banana leaf in a small circle . Place the stuffing or puran in the centre . Fold the leaf & steam. You can also use finely powdered rice flour too …Add hot water to the flour in a bowl , Mix well with a spoon and then make a thick batter adding some more water if needed . You can also cure the banana leaves before using it – Curing means holding the leaf on a flame for a few seconds so that it becomes soft .