Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Savory Patra For A Special Evening Snack

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.

Ingredients:

  • 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
Procedure
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.

Serve hot

Note:
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

25 comments:

Hari Chandana said...

Such a delicious and authentic snack.. looks awesome :)

Vidya Chandrahas said...

Tempting and delicious snack..my favorite.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and healthy snack. Looks very tempting.
Deepa

Shabitha Karthikeyan said...

Looks good !! Never tasted this before !!

divya said...

Totally drooling here !!! This looks amazing :)

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Wow ! Real innovative one...
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DivyaGCP said...

Delicious snack..very interesting!

prathibha Garre said...

Nicely done patra..looks perfect

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

super delicious and super healthy!! perfect with coffee or tea!!
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Chitz said...

Looks perfect !! A different good looking dish :)

Shabbu said...

Delicious snack..perfectly done..

Latha Madhusudhan said...

New for me but looks so tempting.

Lubna Karim said...

That's an yum recipe....

Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran said...

Healthy and delicious snack. Lovely one.

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Arti said...

Mmmm, yummy! I had tried these once and they had come out quite well. But never got down to making it again, your post is now inspiring me to give it a shot again. Your patras seem to have come out perfect, how I wish I could pick a piece right away :)

Priya said...

Excellent snack, feel like munching some.

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Shri said...

Divya this is another recipe that I have tried and failed!
Yours looks delicious!
Got the leaves from the Indian grocery but it still ended up irritating my throat. I know that the lemon juice is added to prevent it. Any other suggestions?

notyet100 said...

I am nostalgic looking at this,..:)

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The Bread Makers said...

I have never heard of this before. It looks good. I can't wait to try this recipe.

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