Thursday, April 5, 2012

Pathrode Gasi ( Patrode with Gravy).

Pathrode is a very famous dish in Dakshina Kannada. Patra means leaves ode means some spicy bite. Patrode is prepared using colocasia/Kesu leaves. These leaves are very healthy and helps to take care of the body temperature during rainy season and winter. The leaves grow nicely during rainy season and varieties of dishes prepared using this leaves. Patrode, patrode seasoned, tava patrode (kallu patrode), fried patrode and curry patrode ( Gasi ). Patrode is prepared and dipped in the coconut gravy and cooked as curry and eaten. This spicy dish is very yummy to eat and this fills the stomach.It is normally done for lunch or as snack or even for dinner. Patode can be done using Palak /Spinach leaves too. (They will turn little more soft).
Gasi means thick. Patrode gasi is eaten as they are cooked in the thick gravy. This is one of the traditional dish from Udupi, Mangalore and Malnad.

No Onion or Garlic added in this recipe. 

Things Needed :

Cooked Pathrodes - 2 to 3 cups ( 4 to 6  Cooked pathrodes should be cut in to small pieces).
Oil : 2 Tea spoon (Coconut oil)
Coconut : 4 To 6 Table spoons.( Fresh and grated).
Coriander Seeds : 3 Tea spoons
Jeera : 1 Tea spoon
Red Chillies : 5 to 6
Tamarind Pulp : 2 Table spoons ( Soak Tamarind in hot water and squeeze out the pulp).
Mustard Seeds : 1/2 Tea spoon
Urd Daal : 1/2 Tea spoon
Curry leaves _ 6 to 8 leaves
Asafotodia or Ingh : a pinch
Salt : to taste.

Method :

1. Cut cooked patrode in to pieces and keep it aside.
2. Grate coconut and grind it with tamarind, coriander seeds, jeera and 3 to 4 red chilly.

3. Keep a pan on the fire and put coconut oil. Heat and put mustard seeds, urdi dal. Let it splutter. Add curry leaves and ingh.
 Add ground coconut spice mixture. Add required water make it little liquidy. (like gravy).
4. Add required salt, turmeric powder and let the gravy cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
5. Add cut patrode pieces and mix it well. Let the curry cook for another 2 to 3 minutes. Shift it to the serving dish.
Add coriander leaves and serve.

Note : 

You can  also use roast spices and then grind it along with coconut. The taste differ.   ( Roast 1/4 spoon of Fenugreek seeds and add coriander seeds chillies  and roast nicely. Add jeera at the end and grind this mixture along with coconut).  See that methi seeds do not get burnt while roasting . Roast on low flame. Using coconut oil is optional. You can use any kind of edible oil. Adding jaggery to the gasi is optional.
Time : 10 minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4.

Patrode Preparation

Things needed :

Kesu /Colocasia leaves : 8 to 10.
Coconut : 1/2 cup
Toor dal :1/2 cup
Raw rice : 2 cups
Red chilly 6 to 8
Coriander seeds : 2 Tablespoons
Jeera : 1 Teaspoon
Methi seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Urid dal : 1 Tablespoon
Tamarind : a small lemon size
Jaggery : 2 Tablespoons
Salt : to taste

Method :

Wash all the leaves and remove the stem behind the leaves and keep it aside. Soak rice , urid dal, toor dal. methi seeds for 2 hours and grind them with coconut, daniya seeds, jeera, red chilly and tamarind.
Add jeggary, salt and grind at the end and remove from the mixi jar. Add salt and mix it well.
Just spread one leaf and spread the dough on it nicely. Add one more leaf on the top of the first one and spread the dough. Repeat the same on one more leaf.  (not more than 4 leaves ).
Fold the sided to the center and roll them like chapati roll.
Arrange them on a plate and steam cook in Idly cooker or pressure cooker for 25 to 30 minutes.
Prick it a knife edge to know that is cooked well. Patrode is done if the dough does not stick to the knife edge.
Patrode is ready to serve.


  1. Thanks so much! I made this for my twin sister and family yesterday and it turned out wonderfully.

    Do you have any recipes written in Kannada? Its a wonderful thing you are doing, keeping our language and culture alive, and vibrant.

    1. Namaskar Hari Rau-Murthy yavare....Thanks for the lovely comment ...I am happy all your family members and sweet twin sister....will surely try to write recipes in Kannada...thank you very much


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