Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Arbi Patra or Dhokla ( stem colocasia leaves snack)

Ingredients: 
1.      8 to 10 pieces arbi (Colocasia ) leaves
2.      1 1/2 cups chick pea flour (besan)
3.      2 tablespoons garlic-green chili paste
4.      1 teaspoon coriander and cumin seed powder
5.      2 teaspoon chili powder
6.      1/8 teaspoon asafetida powder
7.      2 tablespoons tamarind pulp mix with jaggery (thick paste) or 1 tbsp lemon juice
8.      1 tablespoon sugar or palm sugar
9.      1 tablespoon oil
10.  1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
11.  1 tablespoon sesame seeds
12.  A 2 Pinch of baking soda / Saji na phool  
13.  Water as needed
14.  Salt to taste
For tempering:
1.      3 tablespoon oil
2.      5 - 7 curry leaves
3.      1 teaspoon mustard seeds
4.      1 teaspoon cumin seeds
5.      1 teaspoon sesame seeds
6.      Grated coconut for garnish

Method:
1.      Wash and cut the Colocasia (arbi) leaves.
2.      Slice off the thick portion of the stalks with a sharp knife and put aside.
3.      Make a paste of all the ingredients listed under ingredient.
4.      Add to this tamarind mixture and enough water to make a paste which can be spread easily.
5.      Spread over a leaf, face down, in a thin layer, leaving a narrow margin all around.
6.      Place another leaf over this and repeat the besan application.
7.      Do the same with two more leaves.
8.      Tuck in the edges along the length and roll like a scroll or swiss roll.
9.      Repeat with the rest of the leaves.
10.  Steam patra rolls for 15 minutes When cool, slice into 1"- 3" thick slices and keep aside.
11.  For tempering add oil in frying pan hit the oil than add cumin, mustard andsesame seeds and curry leaves.
12.  Now add patra sauté  2 minutes take out and sprinkle shredded coconut.
13.  Serve with tamarind chutney.

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    4 comments:

    Medeja said...

    How interesting! Something new that I havent seen or heard about :) I would like to try it

    Manu said...

    Great recipe Daksha! I have never seen it before. I love the sweet & sour tamarind chutney that goes with it!!! Yum! :-)

    Peggy said...

    This is definitely new to me! I wonder if I can find those colocassia leave around here!

    Daksha said...

    Thank you all for appreciating Stem Colocassia leaves snack .

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