January 17, 2016

Quinoa Pathrode

Pathrode is a delicacy of Mangalore.  It is usually made with rice and Colocasia leaves.  I have tried this recipe by substituting quinoa  for rice and also used cabbage and spinach leaves.

Quinoa Pathrode


Ingredients:

Quinoa - 1 cup
Spinach finely chopped - 1 cup
Cabbage chopped - 1 cup
Oil to saute - 2 tbsp

For Blending:
Fresh grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Red Chillies - 2
Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds (Jeera) - 1tsp
Brown sugar - 3 tbsp
Tamarind -1 tbsp

Salt to taste

Seasoning:
Oil - 3 to 4 tbsp
Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
Asafoetida - a pinch
Curry leaves - 2 strands
Grated coconut to garnish

Method:
1.  Saute cabbage and spinach,  Mix it with quinoa.
2.  Blend coconut with red chillies, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, brown sugar and tamarind in 1 cup of water.
3.  Mix it to the quinoa and cabbage/spinach mixture and add salt and 1 cup of water and cook on the stove  till almost cooked.
4.  Spread this mixture in idli plates or steamer plate and steam for 15 minutes.
5.  Let it cool. Crumble the steamed patrode.
6,  Make a seasoning of oil with mustard seeds, asafoetida, curry leaves and saute the pathrode.
7.  Garnish with grated coconut.

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