Ayala Pathiri

by Vineetha Biju
Ayla Pathiri is One of the favorites from Malabar cuisine i.e. rice pancakes stuffed with fish and steamed. Pathiri is a term used loosely in Malabar region of Kerala to mean roti/chappathi/ or flatbread. This is another of those traditional Malabar recipes that is getting endangered and should be on a protected list.
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Ayala Pathiri – pachakam.com
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Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
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Cuisine Kerala
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
For frying mackerel:
For grinding:
Votes: 1
Rating: 4
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Soak the rice in water for 2 hours.
    Ayala Pathiri – pachakam.com
  2. Crush the coconut and onion separately in a mixer grinder.
    Ayala Pathiri – pachakam.com
  3. Grind the soaked rice, crushed coconut and onion together in a grinder.
    Ayala Pathiri – pachakam.com
  4. Put some fennel into it. Putting of turmeric powder is optional.
    Ayala Pathiri – pachakam.com
  5. Make chili powder, salt and little water to make a paste. Apply the paste well on the mackerel.
    Ayala Pathiri – pachakam.com
  6. Take a pan. Pour some oil and fry the mackerel.
    Ayala Pathiri – pachakam.com
  7. Cut the mackerel into slight big pieces and remove the thorns of them.
    Ayala Pathiri – pachakam.com
  8. Grind the coconut, fennel seeds, and chili powder and turmeric powder in a mixer grinder with little water as if to form a paste.
    Ayala Pathiri – pachakam.com
  9. Put the chilly, ginger and garlic into the paste and crush them.
    Ayala Pathiri – pachakam.com
  10. Take a pan and add some oil. Add curry leaves to it.
    Ayala Pathiri – pachakam.com
  11. Put chopped onion into it. Sauté them well till it becomes brown color.
    Ayala Pathiri – pachakam.com
  12. Add chopped tomato to it and sauté them well.
    Ayala Pathiri – pachakam.com
  13. Add the coconut paste to it.
    Ayala Pathiri – pachakam.com
  14. Cook them well. Put coriander leaves and off the stove.
    Ayala Pathiri – pachakam.com
  15. Take a banana leaf. Apply little oil. Make a ball of the rice mixture and flatten the ball as if for a pathiri.
    Ayala Pathiri – pachakam.com
  16. Put some masala over it.
    Ayala Pathiri – pachakam.com
  17. Put one piece fried mackerel over it..
    Ayala Pathiri – pachakam.com
  18. Fold the banana leaf.
    Ayala Pathiri – pachakam.com
  19. Continue this process for every pathiri.
    Ayala Pathiri – pachakam.com
  20. Steam these pathirees for some time.
    Ayala Pathiri – pachakam.com
  21. Remove the banana leaf, cut them and serve hot.
    Ayala Pathiri – pachakam.com
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