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.
Stuffed Mackerel/Pomfret Fry
7 Big Mackerels
2 Green Chillies
1 inch Ginger
8 Flakes Garlic
Few coriander Leaves
4 Spoons Salt-Chillie Paste ( See recipe for Salt-Chillie Paste)
Few Curry Leaves
Clean the Mackerels and make a slit along the back of the Mackerel to make a pocket. Marinate the Mackerels with the salt chillie paste ( use as much as required) and keep aside for half an hour.
Chop all the green masala. Keep a pan on fire. Add oil and when hot add the curry leaves and then onions and allow to fry a bit. When onions turn slightly brown add the chillies, ginger & garlic and fry for some more time. Add the tomatoes and fry well. Then add the chillie paste and fry well. When the mixture has fried well add the coriander leaves and mix well. Cool it completely.
Fill the mixture into the pocket which you have made in the Mackerel and also in the stomach.
Place a pan on fire, put some oil for frying and shallow fry the Mackerel. After about 7 minutes check if the Mackerel is fried and can be turned over. Now turn to the other side and fry for 5 minutes.
Remove and it is ready to eat. You may have this with some Sliced onions and green chillie (sliced) mixed in some vinegar and salt (salad).