Thursday, July 13, 2006

Dudhi Paan Phodi

Never ceases to amaze me that the rest of the world is so much more attuned to the laws of nature and generally does not challenge positions atleast in the food pyramid.They see leafy vegetables, they quietly add oil and vinegar, if they want to be fancy; garnish it with nuts and that's that.Matter of minutes..

Konkani approach to leafy vegetables?
1.Apply for 2 week leave from work.. ( Atleast I would have to, I wouldn't want to attempt this unless I am mentally and physically well rested!)
2.First week, scout obscure farmer's market to procure doodhi Paan.
Remember Spinach leaves and other easily available greens are for the Toms & Dicks not for the Pundaliks and the Keshavs!
3.Don't idle away this time.Its time to work the body that has been beefing up on the bendis and wolfing down those waags ( am quite pleased with these animal witticisms, if I may say so myself:-)).Pay special attention to leg muscles and don't forget the upper body workouts.
4.Week 2 -5th is the big day.All that you have been working towards for the past days is about to pay off

Soak rice in water for 1-1/2 hrs
drain water completely

3-4 red chilis
soi 2-3 spoons
1 spoon urad daal fried reddish

Grind above ingredients together and add salt

Dudhi Paan Washed and dried
Add above masala one by one to stack of 5-6 dudhi paan (This is where you thank me for the upper body work out)

Be kind to your tongue..Remember to add masala to coarse side

Roll the stack so the masala doesn't leak and chop it up into manageable bites.

Now , fry these in oil.
Remember -smaller the pieces the more for you to fry!

5.Next 2 days to recover and clean up the mess.


Anonymous shilpa said...

Hi, is it similar to 'pathrado'(but since there is no steaming involved, i guess it is something different)? what is dudhi pan?

5:58 AM  
Blogger amchigeli cheli said...

Yes the recipe is similar to pathrado, except that this is fried instead of steamed.

Also called Pumpkin leaf, see

6:09 PM  
Blogger Vaishali said...

That was a funny write-up, AC. And hey, thanks for introducing me to this recipe. Never heard it...never tasted it.

1:07 PM  
Blogger amchigeli cheli said...

Thanks Vaishali:-)

5:44 PM  
Blogger Nandita said...

can't stop laughing at that- I still don't know what dudhi paan is ...does one find it in Bombay?>

11:29 PM  
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Blogger So said...

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