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Patra

Patra

If you are looking for a new Gujarati recipe, then Patra can be the right choice for you. This scrumptious recipe is made with the goodness of gram flour, ginger-chilli paste and a melange of spices. With colocasia as its main ingredient, this lip-smacking recipe gives a whole new experience to your taste buds. One can serve this mouth-watering recipe on occasions like pot, kitty party and anniversaries.

Ingredients:
2 cup gram flour (besan)
1/2 teaspoon pureed green chilli
salt as required
1/2 teaspoon asafoetida
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
12 medium colocassia
1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
1/2 teaspoon ginger paste
refined oil as required
1 teaspoon powdered turmeric
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon tamarind paste
1/4 cup jaggery
water as required

Procedure:
Step 1
To prepare this recipe, grate the jaggery in a small cowl and keep it aside. Now, take a separate bowl and add gram flour, ginger-chilli paste, turmeric, red chilli powder, 1/2 teaspoon asafoetida, jaggery, oil and tamarind paste to it.

Step 2
Now add water along with salt and mix well until it turns into a smooth paste. On the other hand, wash the colocasia leaves and place them on a chopping board. With the help of a knife, carefully remove the veins from the center of the leaves.

Step 3
Next, apply the besan mixture on one leaf and place another leaf over it. Make sure that the mixture is evenly coated. Continue this procedure with other leaves.

Step 4
Now carefully roll the leaves and steam in a steamer for about 20 minutes. When it cools down, cut the leaves into 1 inch slices.

Step 5
Heat oil in a pan over medium flame and add mustard seeds to it. Now add the remaining asafoetida along with sesame seeds and wait for them to crackle.

Step 6
Now add the Patras and gently saute them for a minute. Serve hot with any chutney of your choice. You can even garnish it with fresh coriander leaves.