ENDURI PITHA OR Haldi Patra Pitha, A popular n traditional food during the festival of Prathamastami.. where the eldest child of family is worshiped by his/her mother for a good health n long life. In Odisha, Enduri Pitha is traditionally prepared with Haldi patra. But you can also made it with Banana leaves.
Rice - 2 cups
Black Grams (Biri dal) - 1 cup
Bengal Grams (Chana dal) - 2-3 tsp
For Stuffing :-
Grated Coconut - 1 cup
Grated Paneer - 1/2 cup
Jaggery / Sugar - 1/2 cup
Cardamom Powder - 1/2 tsp
Pepper Powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Turmeric leaf(Haldi Patra) / Banana leaf (Kadali Patra) - 10 nos.
Soak rice, black grams and bengal grams for 3-4 hrs or soak over night. Grind to make a batter just like Idli batter (it need not to make fine paste). Keep it for 3-4 hrs for fomentation. Add salt and Soda bi carbonate (Optional) and mix well.
Heat ghee / oil in a pan. Add grated Coconut, Paneer and Jaggery together and saute for a while till the mixture should dry. Add cardamom powder, pepper powder and mix well. Keep aside.
Now, take a Haldi patra, clean it. Put a big tsp batter on it and flatten it. Spread 1-2 tsp of coconut stuffing in the center and fold the leaf from both sides. Now heat a steamer with little water. Put all the stuffed leaf in the steamer and steam it like Idli preparation. Or you can take a big wide pot which filled with half of water. Tie a muslin cloth tightly by covering around its mouth. Put the leafs over it and cover with a lid. Steam it in a high flame for about 15-20 minutes. Switch off the flame and let it remain for more 5 minutes. Take it out from the pot or steamer and Serve with Ghuguni or Dalma Or as your choice. Its goes veery well with Ghuguni..
For Ghuguni Recipe, plz follow the link, http://recipebysagarika.blogspot.in/2013/12/ghuguni-odisha-style-dry-yellow-peas.html