Tuesday, February 9, 2010

ROASTED PATHRAWADA - made using collard greens

Getting to eat what we crave the most while pregnant is the utmost satisfaction.I have heard that women crave for food that either they should not eat or is not good for them or something that is difficult to make or get.Well through my experience to some extent its true.When i was pregnant I wanted to eat pathrawada . If i was in India then this wouldnt have been a problem since its easy to get hold of colocassia or taro root leaves(ones usually used to make).My mother was in a dilemma since i wanted it so bad.In US these leaves are rarely available in indian storesThen i remembered my cousin Roopa of my kitchen treats had made pathrawada ones using collard greens.I was so excited.Hubby dear bought it immediately since the leaves are easily available in any american grocery stores.
Collard greens have a great aroma and taste slightly bitter.They cook very quickly .So instead of preparing pathrawada the usual method(steaming)my mom roasted it.The result was simply incredible.It tasted very similar to the usual pathrawada .I had no more complains after eating it:).My mom was happy and i was satisfied .I want to thank roopa for the idea and my mom and hubby for their patience:).Everyone should try out this unique dish.

INGREDIENTS
Collard greens - atleast 5-6 os
oil- 1 tsp
pathrawada batter

METHOD
Remove the center vein of the leaves.Wash it thoroughly and wipe them dry.Place the largest leaf on a plate and apply batter all over it generously.
Place another leaf over it and repeat the procedure until you use 5-6 leaves.Now fold the bottom and apply batter.Then fold the sides, apply batter.Holding it tightly on both sides roll the leaves from bottom to top.(For pic instructions on how to fold click here).
Now slice them 1/2" thick.

Heat a pan.Spread a teaspoon of oil.When it gets sizzling hot place the collard slices on it.Close it with a lid.Let it cook for 2-3 mins.Then turn them ,close with lid and let it cook 2-3 mins on that side as well.Finally transfer them onto a plate.Serve warm with tea or coffee.

P.S:-Add 4 shallots while grinding the batter for extra taste.

23 comments:

Madhu said...

Pathrode looks good.. craving green is good thing :)

Asha said...

Now you are talking. Collard greens are available here so easily, Colocassia is hard to get. Great looking Pathrodes and healthy with Collards too.

meeso said...

I really like collard greens, and I know I would really love this :) Glad you were able to satisfy your cravings!

Jagruti said...

Patra looks delicious and tempting..just few days back i've posted a recipe for patra...come and see my version too..

cheers

Anonymous said...

I have tried using collard greens, but never liked it. Here in California we get it in Chinese stores (Mandya paan or taro leaves).. and it comes out really good with those. I have heard that you also get it in Chinese seafood markets.

Anu

ranji said...

thank u madhu.

thank u asha.collard greens pathrawada is very tasty and healthy...they taste best when roasted.

thank u meeso...yes i was very much satisfied:).

thank u jagruti ...will be right over:)..

thank u anu...did u steam it or roast it..steaming makes it chewy and bitter taste is very dominant...roasting is quick and very tasty...
u r lucky u get it in chinese stires..here its rarely available..

Pavithra said...

Looks so good and tasty....

Divya Kudua said...

Looks nice..almost like regular pathrodo..:)

I have no easy access to pathrode pan here[in Chennai] but I am lucky enough to get it from amma who sends it across whenever some friend/family make their trip here:).

Suma Rajesh said...

aree vaa ranji, thats good work using collard...did u get the same flavour like that of patravodo?..looks yummy same as the real one...

sowmya.s said...

innovative recipe..looks delicious..

Happy Cook said...

I have never had this looks so bezautiful.
Hi hi i think I might be pregnanat whole my life as I crave always something to eat :-)

Parita said...

I have tried fried and steamed version but never thought of roasting these, nice one!

Cham said...

Poor gal I understood how u were craving, the taro root is available here and collard green I like stir fry!
Very new dish but looks absolutely delicious!

Roopa said...

Now I too can make this awesome version :) I am looking for healthy versions of snacks with tea :) this looks good for it.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Looks very delicious and a very healthy dish, I would love to have this in a party they look fabulous!!!

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Rachel said...

I am yet to taste this. Looks amazing.

Roopa said...

Made these yesterday ranji, it turned out awesome !! Love the idea of adding shallot :) Thank you !

Pavithra said...

Wow .. this is very unique .. beautiful click .. first time here , I love ur blog layout ..

Arch said...

Hey, first time here...I love pathrodo too...was going thru your previous posts and saw your baby's pic...My son is Siddharth too - he's 4 years old...enjoy your little one...will visit more often...

Anonymous said...

Today I got some madya paan and made pathrawad and was thinking of your post :). You know what you can do is plant some mande (taro roots) which are easily available in Indian or chinese grocery stores and reap these leaves.. I'm thinking of doing that next time, although we get the leaves throughout the year from chinese stores. Just a suggestion.

-Anu

Rayaz Baghakoli said...

Wonderful blog ... i am first time here and seen lots op recipies which was new to me... looking like originals...nice work....

Rayaz Baghakoli said...

I also justed wanted to test this...will tell someone to cook this at home...good

Anonymous said...

Thank you...I made patra with collard greens today & it tastes great - this is a great recipe for quick patra!!!