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Patra recipe - How to make Patra

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings

6 black stemmed colocasia leaves
60 gms besan (bengal gram flour)
1/4 tsp baking soda
4 green chillies
2 tsp chopped ginger (adrak)
2 tsp jaggery (gur)
1 tsp sesame seeds (til)
3 tsp tamarind (imli)
1 tsp crushed coriander (dhania) seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
2 tbsp oil
salt to taste
  1. Wash the colocasia leaves and keep aside.
  2. Combine the green chilies and ginger and blend in a mixer till smooth and keep aside.
  3. Sieve the besan and set aside.
  4. Make a pulp with the tamarind and the jaggery and keep aside.
  5. Combine the besan, and the tamarind pulp and mix well and add water to make a smooth thick batter.
  6. Add the salt, spices and soda bicarbonate and mix well.
  7. Take one colocasia leaf and place it on the opposite side.
  8. Spread the batter evenly on the leaf and put another leaf on top of it and spread more batter.
  9. Fold from both sides and roll tightly. Tie with a thread throughout the length of the roll.
  10. Repeat the method for the rest of the leaves.
  11. Steam for one hour in a steamer or in a water bath and keep aside to cool.
  12. Slice the roll into ½" thick slices and keep aside,
  13. Heat the oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds.
  14. When the seeds crackle, add the patra slices and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  15. Serve hot garnished with coriander and grated coconut.

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 on 09 Jul 16 10:48 AM

We prepared this recipe but we felt some throat irritation. What went wrong ? . Please suggest precaution.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Preeti, This is a member contributed recipe, below is a Tarla Dalal recipe
11 Jul 16 05:20 PM