Saturday, January 24, 2009

PHANNA PATRAVODO - SPECIAL POST

This is a special post that I would like to dedicate to my 'GRAND PARENTS' who are celebrating their '60th wedding anniversary' today on jan 24th in mumbai. Isn't its great and happy news? I wish I could join with them all there :((. We made a call to wish and they were soo happy specially when they talked to smera. I think this would be the best happiness that they would prefer to talk to their grand children , great grand children and ofcourse with their children too. My mom prepared their favourite panchagadai (5 grains addedd payasam). I know she also would have enjoyed being their. I remember the golden days when I used to spend my vocation with them. Whatever I need, my abu (grandpa) would surly bring that for me. Every night ammumma used to tell me her own stories, her experience and struggle that happened in her life. She used to help me in studies too. It would be a great fun when we 6 of us grandchildren would sit around her and would be waiting her to feed each of us with her delicious rice ball. I must say that was the precious time. Ammumma has got many talented skills like she sings, perfect cook, she solves puzzles , sudoku, writing stories, blog and also published her novel named 'AYODHYA'. She taught all the good things, to act right, be polite, give respect to elders and to spread love to all. Those were the nostalgic movements.

I honestly feel proud to say my abu and ammumma that they are the best couples and the lovly person's in this whole world. I am so grateful for being blessed and wish them healthy and peaceful life together.

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.

METHOD.

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.)


Sidly dont forget my ammumma's new post ''SIXTY YEARS TOGETHER". Ur gonna love it.
And also ' WISHING U ALL ADVANCE REPUBLIC DAY'
ENJOY!!

39 comments:

sowmya said...

wow..congrats to your grand parents..thats so lovely..nice recipe..

Cham said...

What a beautiful post. Congrats and my hearthly wishes to them Suma. What a traditionnal food related to the sweet event!

Dershana said...

Lovely recipe. My best wishes to your grandparents!

Divya Kudua said...

Such a nice post Suma..Happy wedding anniversary wishes to your grandparents.And what a dish to celebrate...pathrodo..my fav,or rather,any Konkani's fave..wish I could have some too!!

MyVision said...

Hats off to your thought suma, connecting Patrovodo and the anniversary... As you know it is my most most fav snack / main course.. You can extend this recipe with the extended items with patrovodo.. my fav being patrovode ghassi...

Anyway, wonderful post suma... again hats off to your thought...

Mamu

Priya said...

Delicious dish, Happy wedding anniversary wishes to your grandparents..would love to get their blessings too...

meeso said...

Congratulations to your grandparents!!! It's so wonderful! The food looks awesome, what a great post!

Suma Rajesh said...

Mamu,
I was expecting ur comment mamu...i know its ur fav and everyone fav dish tht can be had any time...thanks soo much mamu..

Thanks to my dear friends..would surly convey all ur wishes to my grand parents..:)

Usha said...

Nice post Suma...Hearty wishes to your grandparents on their anniversary...food looks yum and a great way to celebrate the event!

Sig said...

60th huh? Congrats and best wishes to your grand parents!

Alka said...

Firstly ,Warm wishes to Dear Grandparents for their 60 years of togetherness
Secondly Aloo wadis as we call them,is so much loved by my parents and parents in law,that i seeked my Maharashtrian Neighbor's help to learn these yummy fritters.She even share the patra leaves from her kitchen garden ,when they are not avlbl in markets ,so that i can make it for my family
Thirdly Thanks a ton for making our event a part of this wonderful post,i feel so elated when u dearies include me in your happiness
Cheers

notyet100 said...

wow,..thtas really great news,..:-)and this post doubles the celebrations,..enjoyed readin the post..wish u ahppy republic day too,.:-)

Jaishree said...

Congrats and my heartily wishes to your grandparents.we call it aLoo wadi!My daugter and My hubbys fav.. Itried in ranji's version.. yours looks yummy..Nice Post:)

rekhas kitchen said...

so nice my heartly congrats to your grand parents suma love to have there blessings too and this is a very new recipe to me intresting thanks for sharing it

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Lovely post,congrats on ur grand parents 60th Anniversary and they have got a sweet grand daughter:)

Curry Leaf said...

Heart Wishes to your grandparents.Hope the function went of well.Nice of you to share this with us and obviously,I am drooling over the pics.I just want some now,I wish u were my neighbour. :P :P :P :P :P

Pallavi said...

60th wedding anniversary. wow, that's great!!! a very happy anniversary to them.

Malar Gandhi said...

Hearty wishes to your grandparents...nice to now about ur grandma dear. Nic write-up on the special occassion! Besides recipe sounds unique and appealing...I have no clue about the leave tho'...but sounds very interesting...

DEESHA said...

awesome post by your grandmum. Nice recipe suma

Paru ... said...

Congrats to your Gparents..Pathrode is a delicacy in my home..I luv the tanginess and the taro leaves..

Laavanya said...

Hearty Congratulations to your grandparents!

The pathrado looks delicious... I always buy the frozen ones have not tried making it at home.

Madhuram said...

That's wonderful Suma. Grandparents are always special and close to our hearts. Your grandmother seems to be a very talented person. Happy anniversary wishes to them.

I remember seeing this dish in Ranji's blog. I've not tasted it before. Looks interesting.

Vandana Rajesh said...

Congrats suma and wishing ur grandaparents health and happiness on their special day. Lovely post reminded of my holidays with grandparents the stories and all the lovely time.

Resh said...

Hi Suma,

you have got a great blog.....very nice recipes...i guess it will be very helpful for me as i am married to a konkani (and i am not a konkani!!)...keep it up!

Luv
Resh

Suma Rajesh said...

woo so many wishes....thank u guys...welcome resh..nice to meet u...hope ur learning to speak konkani too :)

Happy cook said...

Congragulations to your wonderful grandparents.

SriLekha said...

it looks too good!

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is a very unique post. Looks so good. Nice recipe. I have had it in a sweet shop. Looks perfect for u. YUM!

Nithya Praveen said...

Congrats to ur grandparents Suma.Patravodo looks delicious.Mouthwatering dish:)

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Archy said...

Congrats to ur grand parents
Suma.. I like this patrode very much, my neighour aunty used to make it an give it to me :) !! She was wonderful cook!!

Maya said...

What a lovely post and best wishes to your grandparents. Pathrode megel favorite. Thonda udaak etta assa.

ranji said...

My hearty congratulations to ur grand parents..a very special occasion indeed to celelbrate..and nothing better than our own konkani food pathravado....makka chaaaaaaaaaanng kodhi etha..one thing i crave the most :)...ur method is a new way..i have made upkari with the leftover pathras but preparing it fully that way is new to me...i have to thank u for showing us this method!!!good one suma :)

Suma Rajesh said...

Thanks all,
Ranji,
B4 marrage even i ws unknown abt this new process. try it ..its too gud..u can get a real phanna flavour with patra.

Resh said...

hey suma...nice to meet u too..i am trying...but its veryyyyyyy difficult !!!

Resh

n33ma said...

Looks delicious!

Prashant said...

wowww....looks Yummy !!!
I always see ollamma in front of a large plate smearing the batter on the leaves, when i see pathrovodo...

-Prashant

Suma Rajesh said...

hey prash...well said..i can too imagine the same..

Purnima said...

Suma, tugel Grandparentsanka hardik shubheccha! Loved ur writeup...moreso got nostalgic wt stepwise pics, my mom is a big fan of partado in any form, shijjailelo, talalo or gashentulo! Tks for sharing this!