BM # 18 Day 3
Paatra is, a
traditional snack from Gujarat and is really unique.It is sweet, salty, spicy
and tangy.It is made from colocasia leaves.A traditional recipe where the
leaves are stuffed with gram flour batter.These leaves are rolled up and
steamed and later tempered.
points to this recipe are..
The leaves must be prepared properly.
The rolls should be rolled lightly.
4 colocasia leaves
1cup......... besan (gram flour)
½ tsp ........chilli
½ tsp ........red
2tbsp....... tamarind pulp
above ingredients and make a smooth batter with about 3/4 cup water.
should be idli batter consistency.
batter is ready check the spices,sweetness..sourness..the basic khatta meetha proportions
according to your taste.
prepare the leaves.To prepare leaves check Here
prepared batter and roll the leaves..Check the folds for rolling Here
knife to check if done.It should come out clean.
2-3 .............green chilly roughly chopped
Few curry leaves
Hand ful peanuts
1tsp.......... mustard seeds
1tsp.......... sesame seeds
Add mustard seeds, sesame seeds, curry leaves, green chillies ,asafoetidia.
Add fried peanuts and then add the patra pieces.
Toss gently and garnish with coriander.
after steaming we realize that one of the tastes is missing we can always add a
bit of sugar or lemon or chilly at the time of tempering.
These can be
deep fried too for a crispier version.
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