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Pathrode in Mutton Gravy

Michelle Pinto
60 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Pathrode in Mutton Gravy RECIPE

Pathrode is a Mangalorean delicacy (coastal Karnataka) prepared using rice and colocasia leaves (kesuvina yele). A spicy batter is prepared by grinding rice, coconut, tamarind, and red chillies, then mixed with chopped colocasia leaves, wrapped in leaves and steamed. These steamed pathrode slices are added to Mutton coconut gravy. Its a bit complex recipe but Tastes divine.

Recipe Tags

  • Non-veg
  • Hard
  • Dinner Party
  • Karnataka
  • Simmering
  • Pressure Cook
  • Steaming
  • Main Dish
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. *For Pathrode:
  2. 25-30 colocasia leaves (washed & chopped)
  3. 1/2 kg boiled rice (washed and soaked for 4 hours)
  4. 1/2 cup grated coconut
  5. Lemon sized tamarind ball
  6. 10-12 red chilies
  7. 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  8. 1 tsp cumin
  9. 10-12 banana or teak leaves to wrap and steam
  10. Salt to taste
  11. *For the Mutton Gravy:
  12. 1 Kg Mutton (cleaned, chopped)
  13. 2 sticks of cinnamon
  14. 5 cloves
  15. 1/2 coconut , grated
  16. 10 red chilies
  17. 2 tbsp coriander
  18. 2 tsp cumin
  19. 2 small onions (1 for grinding, 1 for frying)
  20. 5-6 peppercorns
  21. 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  22. lemon size tamarind ball
  23. 1/4 tsp fennel seeds (optional)
  24. Salt to taste


  1. For Pathrode: Grind the soaked rice with tamarind, red chilies, turmeric powder, cumin, salt, grated coconut into a dry, fine paste adding very little water
  2. Mix the ground paste with chopped colocasia leaves
  3. Now wrap small amount the mixture in teak leaves and seal it with toothpicks . Do this until mixture is completed
  4. Steam these wraps for about 20-30 min on high flame.
  5. Once done, allow wraps to cool and slice them
  6. *Method to make Mutton Gravy:
  7. Pressure cook the mutton with salt, cinnamon & cloves till its tender
  8. Dry Roast red chilly, coriander, cumin, peppercorns, onion and coconut individually and then combine them together for grinding. Grind with turmeric powder and tamarind to a fine paste
  9. In a thick bottomed pan, fry the onion till golden brown. Add the ground masala and fry for a while. Add little water and bring it to a boil.
  10. Now add the cooked mutton along with the stock. Stir well and check for salt.
  11. Bring it to a boil and add the pathrode Slices and simmer for 3 to 4 minutes. Gently stir as the pathrodes are delicate. Serve Hot

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Neha Dhingra
Neha Dhingra   Nov-13-2017

Such an amazing dish.

Lydia Pinto
Lydia Pinto   Nov-09-2017

Great dish.

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