Pathrade Recipe

What is pathrade?

Pathrade is one of the famous breakfast, commonly prepared in Havyaka homes. It is usually found in South Canara and North Kerala region.


Urad dal – 4 tsp

Fenugreek Seeds – 1/4 tsp

Dosa rice – 1 cup

Boiled rice – 1 cup

Fenugreek leafs (2 boll)/Banana inflorescence bracts(6 Nos)/Colocasia leaves (2 nos)/ drumstick leaves

Red chillies (3 Nos)

Tamarind – lemon size

For seasoning:

Onion : 1 nos

Curry leaves

Urad dal

Mustard seeds

Grated coconut


Red chillies



1. Soak dosa rice and boiled rice in water for 5-6 hours.

2. Fry red chillies, urad dal and fenugreek seeds till light brown.

3. Coarsely grind the fried items, soaked rice, tamarind by adding adequate amount of salt and water. The batter should be of idli batter consistency.

4. Add the finely chopped leaves to the batter and mix well.

5. Make small balls of the batter/ pour it in the idli plates and cook in the idli cooker for 25 mins.

6. Allow the pathrade to cool, Smash it using handto small pieces.

7. Take a pan, add 3 tsp oil, mustard seeds, red chillies and urad dal. Once the urad dal turns brown, add curry leaves and chopped onions, saute it until cooked.

8. Add the smashed pathrade, grated coconut mixed with powdered jaggery(according to taste) to the pan and mix well.

9. Serve hot. The above quantity will serve 3 members easily.

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