Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Ponsa Patholi

This is my last 8th post under seasonal for BM#27. This is a very old picture & I had made this long ago. This dish is called as Ponsa Patholi in Konkani, Kumbalaappam/ Kumbrangaya in Malyalam, HalsinahannuHittu in Kannada. Its a sweet Rice & jackfruit steamed pudding made mainly during raining Jackfruit season. I am not a very big fan of Jackfruit but eveyone at home is crazy about this dish. When my mom used to make these, she used to make in big bacth & we eat this for breakfast evening snack. Since coconut is added to this dish, this needs to be refregerated. Well back in coorg its so cold during rainy season that we never kept this in the fridge. I hope to make this again with better pictures & step by step instructions to show. This is how I made it.

Serves 4
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  • 5 cups chopped jackfruit pieces
  • 1 cup Boiled rice
  • 2 cup raw rice
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 1/2 cup powdered Jaggery
  • 1/2 Tspn of slat
  • 1/4 cup chopped coconut pieces
  • 1/2- 1 cup of water for grinding.

  • Method:
    1. Wash and soak rice for 3 hrs, grind rice along with jackfruit, grated coconut & jaggery to a very thick paste. Add more jaggery if the jackfruit is not sweet.
    2. Now add in chopped coconut pieces, salt to this mixture & give it a good mix. (The batter has to be a little thicker than idli batter.
    3. Now place the thick paste on the Banana leaves ,cover from all four side like a parcel and steam for 30 to 45 mins or tooth pick insert comes out clean (Not very very clean)

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    1. Am missing jackfruit here and you are killing me with ur ponsa patholi, irresistible steamed cakes,love to have a huge slice rite now.

    2. Interesting way to use jack fruit!

    3. My mom used to talk a lot abt Coorg. she had stayed there for some years. This is new to me. We get a lot of jackfruit. Must try this out.

    4. You are talking to the wrong person..:) I love jackfruit and I wish you would put up another pic soon..sounds good..

    5. sounds new to me,looks inviting too...

    6. That's a very interesting and traditional dish. Sounds yummy!!

    7. Get to know many new dishes through this BM. Interesting dish.


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