This month, I have been sharing some recipes using palmyrah root which is an ingredient used in traditional North Sri Lankan cooking.
Odiyal flour ground from palmyrah root has a high calcium content and is very nutritious. To wrap the palmyrah feature, I would like to share my mother’s recipe for ‘odiyal pittu’.
And to wrap up a special month, I would like to share a couple of songs from my all-time favourite rock band – Queen. The first song is from the 14th Queen studio album.
This clip is from the 15th album, Made in Heaven, released in 1995.
Have a lovely weekend!
- Odiyal flour – 1/2 cup
- Ash plantain – 1, boiled and peeled
- Jackfruit seeds – a handful, chopped & boiled
- pasali keerai or spinach
- Small onions – 2 or 3
- Green chillies – 1 or 2
- Carrot – small piece
- Yardlong beans – 1 or 2
- Mango – 1 or 2 tbsp, chopped
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Mix the odiyal flour with a little water and make the raw pittu.
- Add a little salt and all the chopped vegetables to the flour and mix well. Steam the pittu.
- Once the steaming is finished, just sprinkle with pepper when you remove the pittu from heat.
- Serve warm.
Recipe source: Raji Thillainathan.