Thursday, 4 February 2010

Patra (Savoury and steamed colocasia leaves), kem cho gujarati series

Patra or Patarveliya is a well known Gujarati Dish, you can have it for a snack or make as a farsan for your complete thalli..  with full spicy, tangy and slightly sweeter flavours, it is great when you want to eat something different.

Normally, patra isn't made with carrot, but i tried using carrot and it makes the dish taste alot better - it becomes sweeter, and the amount of sugar that has to be used is reduced.

When my daughter was small, she used to love eating patra every week - the problem, that it was from the tin.  I decided, that if she liked them so much then I should start making them myself. The result is fresher and better tasting patra and now I know exactly what she is eating - no horrible preservatives and additives - a sure bonus to making patra at home.


You will Need:-
  • 8-10 Patra Leaves(colocasia leaves)  Devain them , wash and dry them with kitchen towel.

To make thick paste:-
  • 250g Chana Flour(Gram flour)
  • 100g Rice flour
  • 3-4 tbsp grated carrots-
  • 1tsp soda-bi-carb
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 tsp Green chillies and ginger paste
  • 2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2tsp dhana jeera powder
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala powder
  • 3-4 tbsp sugar or jeggary
  • 2-3 tbsp Tamarind paste or lemon juice
  • 1 tsp Carom seeds crushed(Ajwain seeds)
  • Handful frsh finely chopped coriander
Mix everything with little water and make a very smooth not too thick but spradeble paste.  Leave a side.

For Tempering(Vaghar or Tadka)

  • 4-5 tbsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp hing
  • 3-4 tbsp sesame seeds(Till)
For Garnishing:-
  • Fresh finely chopped coriander
  • Grated coconut
Method:-
Place a leaf  back to front up on a flat work surface.(I've laid a cling film on work surface) Take a little paste and apply thinly all over leaf surface.



Place another leaf on top of first leaf. Apply the paste and place another leaf and make consecutively in this manner for 4-5 leaves, top layer being that with paste. Now roll over from the base to the tip of the leaf.
 
Steam for an hour in a steamer or whatever way you steam.  after they have slightly cooled cut them in round shapes.
 

Temper mustard seeds and sesame seeds with hing in oil and add these Patra slices and saute for 3-4 minutes.
Garnish with coriander and shredded (desicatted) coconut.
 
Enjoy them ;-)
 
I am sending this recipe to Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes for Cooking with sesame seeds:



65 comments:

  1. Not know this recipe, but is delicious
    and very beautiful! Thanks for the visit. Kiss

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  2. Woww wat a fantabulous dish...heard about this Patra but never tried at home..looks tempting and thanks for sending to CWS dear..

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  3. You made it from scratch...amazing, good work!!! have tasted this once at a friends place. Jus loved it...

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  4. I love this recipe. As i didn't know to make so get the frozen one from Indian store.Always wanted to learn them. Thanks for this post Jagruti.

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  5. This is very new 4 me...can imagine the taste from the wonderful snap itself !!!!!

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  6. Lovely lovely lovely..I love them liek anything..Want to have them again..if i get some leaves on weekend urely going to make this

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  7. Very interesting recipe! Looks good! :)

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  8. Always better to make something the kids eat often homemade. Very nice. Peace, Stephanie

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  9. Thats a lot of work..Its my super fav..anytime snack..but no time for all this hard work..you have done an awesome job..very nice step by step guided & photographed recipe..2 Thumbs Up

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  10. Hey my mom also makes similar kind of dish..bt adding carrot is a nice idea!! will try ur version next time! delicious!
    Renuka
    http://cookingyummy.blogspot.com/

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  11. lovely recipe with a detailed step by step demo.Thanks a lot Jagruti for sharing this.

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  12. Great recipe..I have bookmarked this one to try it later...thanks :)

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  13. wow, Jagruti, the patra looks so delicious and well done! I love eating these but have never made one. I am itching to try one now though, my only issue will be coloccasia leaves.. I don't know if I'll find them nearby... but I'll check my Indian store. great post!

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  14. Just love this dish and miss so much here. Have made anote of the spices. sounds yummm!

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  15. Delicious snack..Loved the ingredients that went into the paste. Should try it sometime.

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  16. Thank you Girls,

    it is hard and time consuming job but, end of the day it is for your loved ones so i don't mind to make it from scratch...now days my kids and hubby do help me to make this dish...:))
    @ P J ; the leaves call in Hindi- Arvi leaves

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  17. wow...this is so new to me...interesting n inviting!

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  18. Jagruti
    Lovely recipe and amazing clicks.......i love aluwadi as we call it here

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  19. Wow Jagruti - that takes some effort. I like these too but off late they come straight from the frozen section... too lazy to make them...

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  20. enjoyed several times from friends' lunches and as a part of gujarati thalis....YUM.Do you have any idea about the snack in which green jowar is served with a generous sprinkling of sev?Now, it is in season and i bought the jowar but,no recipe to follow...can you please help me?

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  21. Jagruti,
    patra is new to me but sure look so delicious , let me see if I can find some fresh colocasia leaves here in Indian stores..thanks for posting this unique recipe for us..
    hugs and smiles

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  22. Hi
    @ Priya; Rujuta; thanks !
    @ Cooking Foodie; i know i used to do the same thing, but now my kids refusing the shopbought, so i have to make them at home..
    @Sahiti; yes i know that dish called PONK NO chivdo, i don't have recipe at the moment,i'll try to ask my sis about it and see how i can help you...thanks keep visiting
    @Jaya; you will find them in specially Gujarati indian store or wembley..

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  23. Hi. I love these and we call it aloo chi vadi. Hard to get these leaves here..

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  24. I have never tasted Patra before, looks so yum and so traditional too. Great post.

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  25. Wow Jagruti Very new dish....loved the step by step pics you have taken . Thanks for posting this unique dish with us
    Deepa

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  26. @Pari;Rujuta said ae well that..
    @Asha; now it's the time dear..
    @A2Z; thanks
    @Deepa; thank you..hope you make it whenever yo try it out..

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  27. hey sahiti, i have found a recipe for green jowar. please email me if you want the recipe

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  28. hi Jagruti,
    this step to step guide to make patra is a great relief to me as i,ve been searching for the recipe and cooking instruction for ages,u must have read my mind.
    Your blog is just too good,infact one of the best foodie blogs ever,keep it up

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  29. Grazie per la visita ... Il tuo blog è molto bello ed è molto buono. Ciao ... Deborah

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  30. @ Deborah;La ringrazio molto per la visita me .. nice to meet you e spero di rivederti ..

    @Rajaram; thank you for your kind words, please try it and let me know how you got on..

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  31. Oh I have had this at one of my frnds place and I instantly fell in love with it. its so unique and that leaves smell so gud. plus its so much work..and U have simply xcelled in it.

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  32. i love these..looking so good that i wanna have now...
    i too make these...checkout my version also

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  33. Hey Jagruti, this looks just perfect. U did a great job with it and tx for ur wonderful comment.

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  34. Hi Jagruti,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and giving me your valuable comments. I make this patra too but the addition of rice flour and ajwain is new to me. I am going to try your recipe and possibly better mine by doing so. Good pics yaar.

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  35. absolutely droolworthy...i love patra (or aluwadi as we call it in Maharashtra)..u are one heck of a cook Jagruti :)

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  36. hi Jagruti.

    Do share your version of Karela stuffing. Love to try out different varitey. Have a great weekend.

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  37. Nice step by step photos. Looks very tempting. Though I have not tasted this before, would love to try sometime.

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  38. Wooow!.. so beautifully explained!.. very very nice!!... I've heard of patra, got a full clear picture of the recipe today!:).. thank you!!

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  39. I would like to try this once.. loved your blog.. keep up the good work! :)

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  40. I remember my mother made it once but the use of carrots I am not sure. That was so early that I even dont remember the taste. We have gujratis, marvadis, biharis, maharastrians, telugus as our neighbours so I have tasted almost all types of dishes.

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  41. Although its a long process, am sure it would have tasted great

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  42. A little time consuming but really worth doing this one...looks very delicious..

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  43. I WANT A YOUR GUIDANCE ABOUT ADSSENSE SINCE I AM NEW TO IT

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  44. I have had an arab dish similar to this..It sure does look GOOD !

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  45. amazing dish! Can see your hard work behind this delicious looking patra. Never heard about it..

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  46. hI jAGRUTI...ok great all u have to do is follow all the insrtuction on the post and do a write of un truths of ur life...come up with any thing ...i did a fairy tale with me..:-))))
    And get creative-the rules and award are in the same post dear...
    have saved ur details and will add to the post when i update tomorow ok...in the meantime u can get the post ready and chose a few of ur pals to pass in on too...here officially the awards passed on to u too...cheers and all the best ...will look foward to read ur post....

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  47. I have heard about Patra,but first time seeing a pic of the final dish,along with step by step pics of course.It reminds me of a very similar dish we make called Patrodo.The procedure is the same,but we use a ground paste of rice along with other masala to make a svaoury version..looks fantastic!!

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  48. Looks yum with the step by step preps..Havent heard of it before, we only use the roots not the leaves.

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  49. Hi Jagruti. JSK! :)
    Thanks for visiting my blog dear. Ahh...Patra..Your pics are killing me yaar. I haven't had since ages. Actually, I don't find the colocasia leaves here otherwise I would have made it. :(
    Nice step-by-step recipe. :)

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  50. This looks absolutely amazing! It sounds like a lot of work but I believe it's worth it if your family enjoys them. Thanks for sharing such a fantastic recipe and all these great pics:)

    Also thank you so much for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comment, I really appreciate it:)

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  51. Heard about this recipe before but never tried sounds spicy and mouthwatering...

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  52. Hey Jagruti, u wont believe i was planning to make patra this week, its been very long time since i last had them, they look fantastic!

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  53. This is a completely new snack to me...sounds very interesting.

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  54. hi...thanks 4 visiting my blog.. 2 have a great collection and do trust me my fav is patra but preparation differs phir bhi i loved urs...its soo tempting..

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  55. really new to me . looks nice.

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  56. I've never heard of this dish before, but with all of these spices and flavors I know I would love it!

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  57. Hey Jagruti, awesome looking Patra! We love patra and always get frozen ones from the store, now I shall try make my own..yay!

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  58. hi again jagruti :)
    i havent heard of this before..but judging by the comments,, it seems a popular dish

    looks great
    xxx

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  59. Once again thank you to all of you !!!!

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  60. found it....wonderful ....it's little different from the one we make.
    now that i have found all your gurati recipes , i know where i have to look whenever i want to make some.
    sukhdi i love .....i make this one every winter spiked with some sonth.

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  61. Wow! Healthy and very delicious rolls! Love to try your version when I get the leaves:)

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