Patra recipe

Recipe Categories: Snacks
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Preparation Time : 20 min Cooking Time : 15 - 20 min Serves : 4

Patra (Patarveliya) is most popular snack in Gujarat and Maharashtra. Patra is a low calorie delicacy, it is steam cooked rolls, made from arbi or colocassia leaf. This patra, Arbi leaves rolled with a gram flour and spice powders which is simply mouth-watering. With its spicy, tangy and slightly sweeter in taste, a seasonal snack dish prepared almost in monsoon.  

Ingredients:

Colocassia /arbi leaves – 20 leaves

Gram flour (Besan) – 1 1/2 cup

Coriander – 2 tsp

Chilly powder or green chilly paste – 2 tsp (adjust to your taste)

Cumin powder – 1/4 tsp

Ginger – 1 tbs grated

Turmeric – 1/4 tsp

Jaggery – 2 tbs powdered

Tamarind juice – 1 tbs (adjust to your taste)

Salt to taste

For seasoning –

Oil – 2 tbs

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Asofoetida – 1/4 tsp powdered

Sesame seeds – 1 tbs

Coconut/copra – 3 tbs grated

Coriander – 1 small bunch chopped

 

 

 

 

Method:

In a bowl take gram flour (besan), ginger, chili powder, salt, red chili powder, jaggery, tamarind juice.

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Mix well . Add little by little water and mix it to a thick paste similar to idli batter consistency.

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keep the batter ready to apply on the arbi leaves.

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Trim/remove the (center) stem and wash the colocasia leaves. Pat dry the leaves on the kitchen towel/ kitchen paper. 

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Apply this paste all over the back side of an arbi leaf. Place another leaf over this with its pointed end opposite the first one. Apply the paste over it,

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Always start from the big leaf then place the smaller leaves on it, go on applying the batter for 8 – 10 leaves. Fold the sides slightly and tightly roll. Keep the rolls on a perforated plate.

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 Heat sufficient water in a steamer. Cover with the lid and steam it for 15 min or till done.

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Take the rolls out and let them cool completely

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Ensure the rolls are completely cooled at room temprature, slice it to thin slices.

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Keep all the ingredients handy for seasoning.

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Heat oil in a pan, when it is hot add mustard, allow it to splutter in oil, add sesame seeds allow it to splutter, add asafoetida , add sliced patra into

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Toss it well, switch off the flame. Add chopped coriander and grated coconut on it.

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Transfer onto a serving plate, garnish with coconut and coriander leaves and Enjoy.

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