*Choodi Puja is a puja done by ladies in the month of Shravan.You can read more about it here.
Haldi panna Pathali
Haldi paan/Turmeric leaves - a few or as required
Rice flour - 3/4 cup
Maida - 1/4 cup
Salt a pinch
Water - as required to make the batter
For the filling
Grated coconut - 1 cup
Grated jaggery - 1 cup
Cardamom -seeds of 2-3,crushed
Ghee - 1 tsp
Mix together rice flour,maida and salt and slowly add wtare without forming lumps till the batter is of thick dropping consistency.[If it becomes thin,add more flour]
Make the filling - Melt the jaggery in a saucepan over medium heat.Add the grated coconut and keep stirring till everything comes together.Add a tsp of ghee and powdered cardamom and keep aside till it cools down.
Making the pathali -
Wash the leaves and wipe them dry with a kitchen towel.Pour one small ladleful of batter on the leaves and tilt slightly so that the batter spreads into a thin round shape.
Place a tbsp of filling in the middle and seal the leaf by closing it.
Steam in an idli cooker or steamer or pedavan for about 15-20 minutes by which time the leaves would have become a pale green and the aroma of haldi paan and the choorna fills the entire house.
To serve - Ideally,Pathali is served warm with a blob of ghee smeared on it though it tastes as good without it too.But it is a festive occasion,so you are pardoned the calories:)