6 Allu or Colococia Leaves
2 Cups of boiled or ponni rice
1/4 cup raw rice
2 tblsp Urid Dhal (black gram)
Wash and Soak the rice and dhal in water for 6 hours
5 Red Chillies
½ tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Cumin Seeds
A small ball Tamarind
1.5 tsp Salt
At the back of the leaves, cut the thick remaining stalk and spine of the leaf. Roll and cut fine into thin shreds.
Drain the soaked rice and dhal. Grind along with chillies, turmeric powder, cumin seeds, tamarind, salt and water to form a thick batter. Add to the cut Allu leaves and mix well. Place some quantity on a baking paper or banana leaves and fold the sides to form thick cakes. Make as many as you can.
Heat up a steamer or tondoor (with water in the bottom section). Place the rolls in the top section and steam for 60 minutes. Remove and allow to cool. Use to either fry them or can add to mutton or chicken curry.
Fried: Once it has cooled cut a cake into thick slices. Make a paste of salt, chilli powder, turmeric, vinegar and water (Salt and Chilli Paste- see my video on youtube). Apply lightly to the sliced pieces and shallow fry on each side to get crisp Patrade Slices.