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PATRA ( GUJARATI SNACK )

Aug-13-2018
Shobha Keshwani
20 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
6 People
Serves
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ABOUT PATRA ( GUJARATI SNACK ) RECIPE

Patra is a very famous Gujrati snack made with colocasia leaves. They are stuffed with gram flour paste to which spices, salt and jaggery are added and then rolled and steamed. After cooling the roll it is sliced and tempered..

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • Gujarat
  • Steaming
  • Snacks
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 6

  1. Arbi Leaves .... 3
  2. besan / Gram flour ....2 cups
  3. asafoetida .... !/4 tsp
  4. ginger green chilli paste .. 1 tsp ( as per your taste)
  5. Red chilli powder ........ 1/2 tsp
  6. coriander powder ....... 1/2 tsp
  7. cumin powder .......... 1/2 tsp
  8. Grated jaggery .......... 1 & 1/2 to 2 tbsps
  9. tamarind pulp .......... 3 tbsps
  10. Baking powder ......... 1/4 tsp
  11. oil ....................... 1 tbsp
  12. salt ................... to taste
  13. water ............. as much as required to make a thick batter
  14. (For Tempering:)
  15. Crushed sesame seeds ... 1 tbsp
  16. Mustard seeds .............. 1 tsp
  17. asafoetida .............. a pinch
  18. oil .... 2 tbsps
  19. (For Garnishing:)
  20. Dessicated coconut ... 2 tbsps
  21. coriander leaves ...... handful

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl mix the ingredients mentioned in the ingredients list on top, to make a smooth and thick batter of spreading consistency.
  2. Wash the leaves and wipe them with a kitchen towel. With a knofe remove the thick stems.Place the leaf reverse siide up and spread the batter evenly.
  3. Place another leaf on top of this and repeat the procedure. Usually 3 leaves are perfect for one roll.
  4. Now roll the leaves carefully to make a thick roll. Place it in a foil wrap and close the edges.
  5. Put water in a steamer and place the roll to steam for 10 minutes, turning the side after 5 minutes.
  6. Remove the steamed roll and let it cool.
  7. Cut it into slices
  8. n a flat-bottomed pan fry the tempering ingredients and toss the slices carefully.
  9. Place them on the serving platter and garnish with grated coconut and finely chopped coriander leaves.This snack has a unique taste of it's own and can even be served without any chutneys

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Reema Garg
Aug-14-2018
Reema Garg   Aug-14-2018

Would love to try this.

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