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Our family loves the dish 'PATRAVODO'. Its my grandpa who brings leaves from shop whenever we feel like having it. Now the fun part comes. All used to sit on the floor to remove the veins of the leaves. I used to try my best to take out the veins without tearing the leaves. Hopefully 1 or 2 comes out quite perfect :). After everything is done, all will have fun having the delicious patras. Now all can imagine how special is this recipe for us. And theres an perfect event that am gonna send to 'SINDHI RASOI'S - JUST FOR YOU'. Yea this is for my grand parents.Now coming back to the recipe 'PHANNA PATRAVODO' its an exoctic konkani dish that each and everyone would like to have all the time. The word 'Phanna' means seasoning. I am lucky enough to get those leaves in Indian shops. 'RANJI' has beautifully explained step by step process on her blog. Click here to view the ingredients. I prepared patravodo in 2 methods. One is what ranji does and many people offen do the steamed process. I steamed and cutted into slices and again shallow fryed those pieces that looks like this -
Another method is seasoned one which is cooked directly into the pan. I learnt this from my motherinlaw. She does it very well. The mixture of the spiced batter with seasoning makes the taste unique.
INGREDIENTS FOR SEASONING.
1 tbsp Mustard seeds.
2 tbsp Urad dal.
1/2 tsp Methi seeds.
Pinch of Hing.
Water as per needed.
2 tbsp Coconut oil.
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. When they pop up add urad dal and methi seeds. Fry till its turns light brown. Add water ,salt and hing. Bring to boil. Now place the folded patra and simmer them with a closed lid.
Add water if needed. When its half done, slice them into 2, so that its well cooked inside.
Cook them till its done. (It takes nearly 40 min to cook.)
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