Patholi making Video by MeldWithMe

Ingredients for Patholi

  • ½ kg Rice Flour
  • 1 Grated coconut
  • ¼ kg Jaggery
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 7-8 pieces of cardamom grounded to fine powder or 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • 6-8 Turmeric leaves
  • Water as required


Preparing the leaves:

  1. Wash the Turmeric leaves nicely with water and let them dry for some time.
  2. If there is still water present on the leaves, take a clean cloth and wipe the water till the leaves are dry.
  3. Keep the dry leaves aside.
  4. Take one Turmeric leaf and cut it in half horizontally.
  5. Repeat the same steps for all the leaves.

Preparing the Dough:

  1. Take a large vessel for making the dough and place a siever over it.
  2. Pour all the Rice flour over the siever and sieve all the flour.
  3. Now add salt in the flour.
  4. Take 1 glass of hot water and add it little by little to the flour and start kneading the dough.
  5. If more water is required, add it accordingly and knead a dough. (The dough will be slightly sticky and not too dry).
  6. Keep this dough aside.

Preparing the Filling of our Patholis:

  1. Take the jaggery and bang it to a fine paste in the mortar pestle or with the help of a stone.
  2. Now add the grated coconut in the jaggery paste.
  3. Now with the help of your hand or a spoon, mix the mixture together.
  4. Then add in the Cardamom powder and mix the mixture again nicely and keep it aside.

Preparing the Patholis:

  1. Take one Turmeric leaf and place it over a plate.
  2. Take some dough and keep it over the leaf and start spreading it over the leaf.
  3. Use little water to spread if needed. (Do not spread the dough at extreme ends)
  4. Take one spoon of Jaggery-coconut filling and put it in the middle of the spreaded dough.
  5. Fold the leaf vertically and press slightly the edges of the leaf.
  6. Repeat steps 1-5 for all the remaining leaves and make the patholis.

Cooking the Patholis:

  1. Take a steamer/ idli vessel and pour water at the bottom and place the middle tray of the steamer/idli vessel on top of the water and cover the vessel with its lid.
  2. Turn on the gas flame and place the steamer/idli maker vessel on it.
  3. Open the vessel and start placing the patholis inside it.
  4. Let it cook for 30-40 mins and then turn off the gas flame.
  5. Open the lid and let it cool for some time.
  6. Transfer the patholis to a plate.
  7. Our patholis are ready.
  8. Serve the patholis hot and enjoy.