Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Paalak And Paneer Pathrodae - Spinach Rolls With Cottage Cheese And Coconut Filling

The innovative No Grain dishes my daughter makes look so delicious and healthy. Inspired by her I prepared  Pathrodae using no grains, but with a South Indian Touch. 
I had never imagined that a No Grain dish could be so filling and satisfying until I tried and tasted the Paalak And Paneer Pathrodaes
My mother aptly christened the dish 'The Enchanting Emerald Delight' !

Large paalak leaves - 6 
Home made paneer - 1/2 cup 
Fresh coconut gratings - 1/2 cup 
Turmeric powder - 1 pinch 
Red chillies - 4 
Coriander seeds - 1/4 tsp 
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp 
Tamarind - the size of a cherry 
Salt - 1/4 tsp 

1. Wash and pat the paalak leaves dry and keep them aside. 
2. Grind together coconut gratings, red chillies, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, tamarind, salt and turmeric powder into a thick paste, adding very little water if necessary. 
3. Add the paneer and run the mixer for one or two more minutes so that it blends well with the coconut paste. 
4. Take a heaped  table spoon of the coconut - paneer mixture and spread it on a paalak leaf. 


5. Fold both sides of the leaf lengthwise over the paste and press gently. 

6. Starting from the tip, roll the folded paalak up to the base and press it down gently. 

7.  Roll all the leaves using  the filling  into individual Pathrodaes .

8. Grease a steamer and steam the Pathrodaes for fifteen minutes using a pressure cooker.

Enjoy the Paalak And Paneer Pathrodaes while they are warm.

5 Post your Comments:

Jayashree said...

A very innovative and healthy roll.

Zari(Nilam) said...

Healthy n nutritious.....gud

Zari(Nilam) said...

Healthy n nutritious....gud

Tara said...


Lakshmi said...

wooow..this is very innovative :)