Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4 Gattis
- Banana Leaves as required
- 3 cups boiled rice / idly rice soaked in water for 3-4 hours
- 2 cups finely grated coconut
- 1 cup jaggery
- 1/2 teaspoon powdered cardamom powder
- salt to taste
- Ghee as accompaniment
Wash and wipe the banana leaves till they are dry. Cut the leaves to the desired size.
Mix the coconut, jaggery and cardamom powder in a bowl till they are combined. Set them aside.
Grind the rice with salt and just enough water to get a fine thick paste. Divide the paste between 4 banana leaves and use the palm of your hand or a steel bowl to spread them evenly.
Add the coconut-jaggery mixture to each of the leaves and press them slightly so that it sticks to the batter.
Fold the leaves into half and steam them in a steamer (see notes below on using a bamboo steamer) for 20 -25 minutes on medium heat till they are cooked.
Let its rest for another 15 minutes before opening the steamer.
Open the banana leaves delicately to reveal the dish / Gatti. Serve hot with ghee.
Calories: 860kcal | Carbohydrates: 168g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 302mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 53g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 3mg