How to make Patra - Patra or colacassia leaf multilayered with spices and steamed.

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Main Ingredients : Colocassia Leaves, Gram Flour

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Gujarat has long stretches of unspoilt coastline and an endless supply of fish and shell fish. But strict Jainism in the past and orthodox Hinduism today has encouraged widespread vegetarianism.  The Gujarati cuisine is not heavily spiced but slightly sweeter than the cuisines of the neighbouring states.
Gujarati food is distinctively vegetarian with about 65% of its population shunning the meat.  The remaining 35% of the state’s population consists of Bohra Muslims and Parsis. Bohra Muslims are the followers of Abdullah who were Hindus who adopted Muslim religion.  The Parsi cuisine on the other hand is a blend of western influences.

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Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Tangy

Ingredients for Patra Recipe

  • Colocassia Leaves 10

  • Gram Flour 2 1/2 cups

  • Green chillies chopped 2-3

  • Ginger chopped 1 inch piece

  • Onions chopped 2 medium

  • Coconut dessicated 2 tablespoons

  • Sesame seeds (til) 2 teaspoons

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Soda bicarbonate a pinch

  • Asafoetida a pinch

  • Jaggery (gur) 50 grams

  • Tamarind pulp 1 teaspoon

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Clean wash and trim the arbi leaves. In a clean bowl take besan and add salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, green chillies, onion, sesame seeds, desiccated coconut, soda bi carbonate, asafoetida, tamarind pulp and jaggery.

Step 2

Add a little water to form a thick batter. Take a leaf, spread the batter on top, keep another leaf over it and spread some more batter over it.

Step 3

Roll the leaves tightly and tie with twine. Steam for 20-25 minutes or till done.

Step 4

Remove and let it cool down. Cut them into slices.

Step 5

Heat oil in a pan. Add whole mustard seeds, asafoetida and a little sesame seeds.

Step 6

When it starts to crackle pour this tempering on steamed patra slices.