Feb 24, 2011

Ponsa Patholi / Jackfruit Ada ( Cake ) made in Dhokla steamer

Ponsa Patholi / Jackfruit Ada ( Cake ) made in Dhokla steamer ( Dhokla steamer available @ Santhosh Stores, Anna Nagar, Chennai - Landmark - Huge crowd near 11 th Main road and Primas )

Makes : 3 thalis


1 cup ( 200 g ) raw rice
2 cups water ( for soaking rice )
Approximately 12 bulbs of ripe jackfruit with seeds removed and the flesh cleaned
175 g ( 3/4 th ) cup grated coconut
150 - 175 g ( 3/4 th cup ) melted jaggery ( cubes can also be used, Better to melt and clean it)
1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
3 steel thalis
1 1/2 teaspoon oil


For batter:

Wash and clean rice. Soak in water for 5 - 6 hours. Drain out water completely.

Chop jackfruit and keep aside.

Mix rice, grated coconut, chopped jackfruit and melted jaggery together and grind to a thick and coarse paste in grinder / mixer ( preferable - as the paste can be ground in a single go and with minimum water) or mixer ( in batches). Sprinkle little water while grinding. Final color of the batter should be light brown. Add cardamon powder. Add more jaggery if one needs this to be sweeter.

Final preparation:

Pour batter ( 3 ladleful and 3/4 th level ) in greased steel thalis and steam in a steamer / pressure cooker ( without weight ) for 25 - 30 minutes till done / it leaves from the sides of the thali. Allow it to cool for 15 - 20 minutes. Cut into desired pieces and shallow fry in ghee on a medium heat till golden color and fragrant. This method is called Patholi Bajjille in Konkani cuisine. Very tasty dish !!! Must try .... : )


Vimitha Anand said...

I love jackfruit paayasam... This looks like a delicious version...

Priya said...

Never had this sort of cake, beautiful!