Monday, April 17, 2017

Colocasia leaves or patra (Arvi patta) recipe

Ingredients :
  • 5-6 of Colocasia leaves or patra (arvi patta)
  • 1 cup gram flour
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder 
  • 1 tbsp jaggery 
  • 2 tamarind pulp or raw mango paste 
  • salt to taste 
  • Water as required 
For the tempering,
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2-3 green chilies 
  • 1 tsp white sesame seeds
Method :

In a big bowl, add gram flour, red chilli powder, garam masala, turmeric powder, jaggery, salt and mix well. Add tamarind pulp or mango paste and required water to make a thick batter and keep aside.

Now making roll,

Wash colocasia leaves and dry them. Remove the stem and thick veins from each leaf using a sharp knife. Place the leaf on a flat surface such that its veins facing (back side) up. Now apply the batter on the leaf using your fingers and make evenly. Place another leaf on the top and apply the batter again on the fold side. Fold the leaf from two sides and apply the batter again on the folded side. Roll the leaf tightly while applying the batter with each fold. Cut the roll into slices. Grease the steamer pan or plate with oil. Place the roll slices and steam for 15-20 minutes or steam in a pressure cooker only 4-5 whistles. Remove from the steamer or cooker and let it cool. Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, sesame seeds and crackle then. Add green chilli and saute for few seconds. Add steamed patra and saute for 1 minute. Turn off the flame. Serve it with chapati, paratha.

Colocasia leaves
 batter ingredients  


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 step 4.

 step 5.(steamed)

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