Tripura is one of the last states I cooked for. It is one of the Northeastern states of India. It was really difficult to pick a recipe for this state. At first I wanted to make something savory but we were all weary of experiments. So I decided to go with a dessert.
I picked Awan Bangwi as all the ingredients looked like they would go well together. And they did. I did not have the Laiu leaves called for in the recipe so I used banana leaf instead. During Ganesh Chaturthi we make patoli, a sweet very similar to this one. It is steamed in turmeric/haldi leaves. I wanted to use turmeric leaves for this recipe but could not find them. I made only a small amount as a trial.
I small milestone for me with this post, it is my 200th post.
You will need
1/4 cup rice (a local variety is used, but I used brown basmati)
1 tbsp. Butter or Ghee (I skipped this)
1 tiny piece of Ginger
Soak the rice overnight in water. Soak the raisins in water for an hour. Break up the cashew in small pieces. Grind the rice with very little water along with crushed ginger to form a thick paste. Add the cashews and raisins.
Wash the banana leaves. Form a cone with the leave and stuff with the paste. Seal shut with toothpick. Repeat for the remaining paste. I got two cones from the amount I had. Steam the stuffed cones in a pressure cooker for 10 minutes. When cooled unwrap.
This is my entry for day 27 of BM #39 for the state of Tripura. Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM#39.