Steps to make Patholi:
2: Mix the fresh grated coconut, powdered jaggery, cardamom powder and grated nutmeg in a plate or bowl.
3: Now rinse all the turmeric leaves. wipe them dry. slice the stalks from the leaves. take each leaf and with a pestle smash the middle vein of the each leaf. this helps in rolling the leaves easily. you can also scrape of the thick center vein with a knife.
4: Now spread the rice batter on the leaf. cover the complete leaf.
5: Add the coconut-jaggery filling in the center of the leaf.
6: Fold one side down and press the edges. you can fold the leaves vertically or horizontally.
8: Since we had long leaves, we cut the leaves into 2 or 3 parts. if you have small leaves, you can keep them whole & intact.
9: Place the stuffed leaves on a idli steamer rack or any steamer lid or rack.
10: Steam these for some 10-12 minutes till done. you can use either the pressure cooker or idli cooker for steaming. remove once steamed. if you have a small steamer, you will have to repeat the whole process.
11: Then when they are warm, gently remove the turmeric leaves from the steamed rolls and serve warm. patholi can be had plain or with some ghee or milk. you can also have them plain. even the cracked ones taste good :-)