Patra is a popular snack in the western region of India. It is known as Aluchya Vadya in Marathi, Patra in Gujarati and Patrode in the Konkan region of India.It is similar to a japanese sushi but made with taro leaves and filled with delicious chickpea stuffing.
This recipe was prepared by my SIL when I visited her recently. It was a lovely snack and got to pack some of these for my hubby back in chennai.
- 2 cups chickpea flour
- 1/2 finely chopped onions
- 1 tbsp chopped green chillies
- 4 tbsp chopped coriander/cilantro
- 1/4 tsp garam masala
- 1 tbsp chopped garlic
- 2-3 tsp lemon juide
- 1 tsp chilli powder
- salt to taste
Clean the leaves and mix all the ingredient and make a smooth thick paste and keep aside.
Reverse and flatten the taro leaves and remove the center vein lightly.
Take a lump of paste and spread evenly over the leaf, put another leaf on the top and continue the same with three leaves.
Then roll the leaf from the pointed side until the other end and finally close the two ends and steam for 10 minutes.
Once cooled cut them into one cm thick rolls and shallow fry with tsp oil until light golden brown and crispy.
1.This dish is a lovely side for steamed rice
2.You can store them in a freezer box for 2-3 months and fry when you need to.
3.You can also deep fry them if you want
Source Recipe: http://superyummyrecipes.blogspot.com