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Patoli | Patoleo

Patoli or Patolyo are rice dumplings stuffed with sweet coconut, cardamom and jaggery and wrapped with fresh turmeric leaves and steamed.
Course Appetizer, Dessert, Desserts, Snack, Sweets, Snacks
Cuisine Goan, Indian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 15 Patoli
Author Raksha Kamat


  • steamer
  • Kadai


  • 15 turmeric leaves
  • 1 cup rice flour
  • 2 cups water
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups freshly grated coconut
  • 5 cardamom pods peeled and crushed
  • ¾ cup grated jaggery
  • To taste salt


  • Boil the water. After boiling, add the rice flour and salt in parts and mix well with a spoon. After it absorbs all water, switch off the gas and let it cool.
  • After cooling down a bit, take the dough on a plate and mix well.
  • Wash the turmeric leaves and pat them dry.
  • Heat a kadai, add grated coconut, grated jaggery, crushed cardamom pods and salt. Stir for 2-3 minutes till coconut and jaggery gets mixed. Switch off the gas. Let it cool.
  • Now let us start making the pattoleo or patolyo.
  • Keep a container filled with 1 cup water handy to dip the fingertips when they get sticky.
  • Place the turmeric leaf on a plate. On the smooth inside part of the leaf, spread 2 tablespoon of rice flour dough. Whenever the fingers get sticky with dough, just dip them in water and spread the dough. This helps in spreading the dough smoothly. Leave some space near the edges of the leaf, this will help in sealing the pattolyo.
  • Over this spread 1 teaspoon of grated coconut and jaggery mixture. If leaves are too big, you may need to add more mixture. Do not add too much of coconut jaggery mixture as you will not be able to close and seal properly. Do not worry if the edges remain slightly open too. Our goal is to steam the dumplings.
  • Close the pattoleo by bringing the edges together, just like how we close an open. Apply slight pressure after closing it. You may also close it vertically too.
  • If the patolyo are big, cut them in halves.
  • Steam them in a steamer for 20 Minutes.
  • Take time to smell the divine fragrance of steaming turmeric leaves.
  • Enjoy these pattolyo steaming hot.



  • If the patolyo are big, cut them in halves.
  • Keep a bowl of water ready while making patoleo, you will need to dip fingertips while spreading the dough.
  • Do not worry if the edges remain slightly open too. Our goal is to steam the dumplings.