Patra is Gujarati snacks which made with arbi leaves n the joining 3 4 leaves with the help of mixture
10nos arbi leaves (colocasia leaves)
1&1/2 cup gramflour
1/2 cup jaggery grated
2 tablespoons tamarind paste
1/4 teaspoon fennel powder
2 green chili paste
1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 tablespoon coriander powder
1/2 teaspoon red chilly powder
Salt to taste
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
A pinch of asaefotida
Some curry leaves
4 tablespoons oil
Mix all the ingredients well (gram flour, jaggery, tamarind paste, green chilies paste, fennel powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chili powder, salt) add little water n make batter.
Wash leaves and gently wipe all leaves with paper towel. Place the leaves with the vein side facing you on a clean dry surface and remove the veins using a sharp knife.
Place a leaf with the tip facing towards you, apply little besan mixture and spread it using your fingers to make an even layer. Apply little besan mixture on another leaf and place it in on the first leaf with the tip in the opposite direction.
Continue the procedure (step no.2 and 3) for more leaves. Fold the leaf around 1Ã¢â¬Â from one side. Apply the besan mixture on it. Repeat the same with the other side.
Roll it up tightly, while applying besan mixture with each fold. Keep aside. Repeat with the remaining
Steam in a steamer for 20 to 25 minutes or till it becomes firm. When cool, cut into 12 mm. (½Ã¢â¬Â) thick slices. Keep aside.
Heat the oil in a kadhai and add the mustard seeds. When the seeds crackle, add curry leaves and asafoetida and sautÃÂ© on a medium flame for a few seconds, while stirring continuously.
Add the patra pieces, toss gently and sautÃÂ© on a medium flame for a minute.
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