A Harvest Festival’s Prize Leaf

By Joanna Lobo

Seasonal monsoons in Goa bring out a variety of greens from backyards to forests, and the most beloved might be turmeric leaves. During the brief period that they come to life, the oblong perennials feature in a number of local dishes, most importantly patoleo (plural; patoli is singular), a Goan sweet made with local ingredients: coconut, red rice, and jaggery or madachem godd (coconut palm sap), mixed together and then steamed, single serving, in the turmeric leaves.

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