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A savory steamed leaf roll recipe , authentic patra with arbi leaves rolled with a gram flour or chana dal atta and spice powders is simply mouthwatering. The arbi or colocasia leaf rolls or pattras with a spiced masala filling is sure to win accolades for you.
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Makes 4 servings
- Wash the colocasia leaves and keep aside.
- Combine the green chilies and ginger and blend in a mixer till smooth and keep aside.
- Sieve the besan and set aside.
- Make a pulp with the tamarind and the jaggery and keep aside.
- Combine the besan, and the tamarind pulp and mix well and add water to make a smooth thick batter.
- Add the salt, spices and soda bicarbonate and mix well.
- Take one colocasia leaf and place it on the opposite side.
- Spread the batter evenly on the leaf and put another leaf on top of it and spread more batter.
- Fold from both sides and roll tightly. Tie with a thread throughout the length of the roll.
- Repeat the method for the rest of the leaves.
- Steam for one hour in a steamer or in a water bath and keep aside to cool.
- Slice the roll into ½" thick slices and keep aside,
- Heat the oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds.
- When the seeds crackle, add the patra slices and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
- Serve hot garnished with coriander and grated coconut.
This recipe was contributed by sandhyan on 13 Oct 2011
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