Monday, October 21, 2013

Patra ( very popular Gujarati snack )

Ingredients For Batter:
Besan ( Gram Flour) - 1 Cup
Hing (asafoetida) - 1 / 4 Teaspoon
Red Chilly powder - 1 Teaspoon
Turmeric Powder - 1 / 2 Teaspoon
Coriander Powder - 1 / 2 Teaspoon
Salt to taste
Garlic Paste - 1 Tablespoon
Tamarind Paste - 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Jaggery ( gud ) , grated- 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Fruit salt - 1 / 2 Teaspoon
Water - as required

Ingredients For Tempering -:
Oil - 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Hing ( asafoetida )  - 1 / 4 Teaspoon
Mustard Seeds - 1 Teaspoon
Sesame Seeds - 2 Teaspoons

Other Ingredients :
Arbi ke patte (colocassia leaves) - 8 to 10 medium size
Fresh Coriander Leaves - 1 Tablespoon

Method:
Heat sufficient water in steamer .  Trim the stems of the arbi leaves , roll with rolling pin on the back side to soften the leaves.
Take one bowl , mix all ingredients of batter ,make thick paste .
Apply this paste all over the back side of an arbi leaf. place another leaf over this and apply paste over this too . again place one more  leaf over this and apply paste over this too . fold the sides slightly and tightly roll . do remaining process with remaining leaves . make 3 to 4 rolls.
Keep the rolls on plate , keep it in steamer. cover with lid and steam for 1 /2 hour or till done . take the rolls out and let them cool down . slice into round shape.
Heat oil in kadai , add mustard seeds , let them splutter . add hing , sesame seeds , patra slices and   toss well . transfer into serving plate . garnishing with coriander leaves and serve hot .

Tip : you can add jaggery and tamarind pulp as pr your taste .

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