Monday, April 30, 2007

Paatra Leaves

Tasty dish with Colocaesia (Baby Yam) leaves.
Can be served as a Snack during with Tea or with Dal Rice during Lunch or Dinner.
This dish I learnt from my Gujju [Gujarati] friend when I was in Nashik.

Ingredients Needed:
1. Yam leaves - 7 to 8 (nicely washed and wiped)
2. Thick Tamarind Water - 2 tablespoons
3. Salt - to taste
4. Sugar - 1/2 tsp
5. Sesame Seeds - 2 tsp
6. Ajwain - 1/4 tsp (Omam)
7. Toor dal - 1/4 cup
8. Channa dal - 1/4 cup{Soak both dals for 1 hour and grind it without adding water. (Smooth paste)}
9. Dhania Powder (Coriander Powder) - 1/2 tsp
10. Garam Masala Powder less than - 1/4 tsp
11. Oil - 3 tablespoons

1. In grinded dal paste, add Salt, Sugar, Tamarind water, Coriander Powder,Garam Masala Powder andAjwain. Mix well and keep it aside.
2. Take Yam leaves, apply this paste thoroughly on back side of yam leaf.
3. Roll the leaves and keep it aside. ( Follow same procedure for other leaves)
4. Steam the Rolled leaves till done, Cool and Cut into small circles.
5. Heat Oil in a Pan/Kadai, add Sesame seeds and fry these Circles till golden brown in small flame.

=> Paatra Leaves - Crispy and Tasty - Do you agree? =>

Note:My friend's version is made with Gram flour, I substituted it with dals.

This is my Submission for JFI(Greens) hosted by Indira of Mahanandi


bee said...

what a great recipe. we don't get patra leaves here, so we'll probably try it with collard greens.

ME said...

These things were always a mystery to me. Thanks for the post. Are there any other names for patra leaves? I don't think I've seen those around here!!! Any other options?

Coffee said...

Where did you find patra leaves in singapore???? Mustafa has it sometimes but I always end up going there on days when they done have it :(.......

Vcuisine said...

A nice and rare one MT. Nice presentation. Viji

FH said...

I have seen Pathra in so many blogs,I have never tasted it though.I wonder ho the Colocasia leaves tastes.
Looks great though almost like wrapped Dhoklas:))
Great entry.

TNL said...

A gujju classic...and you did a great job making it!

USHA said...

Hi MT,

Gr8 entry for the event..i saw many time here in Indian grocery and from few blogs now...

Manjula said...

I love patra rolls, we call it Patrode in Konkani. My filling is very different from yours. Have seen so many different recipes of fillings, but everyone wraps it the same way :). Isn't that cool!
Will try to do it your way next time. Thanks.

Sreelu said...

Wow are these same as Patra, they do taste yummy. never knew they were made this way.
Also thanks for your comments on my blog, added you to my blog roll

Mythreyee said...

Your version is superb. thanks.

Sudha said...

MT, mouthwatering recipe..I remember having them in one of the gujarathi thali..nareya gujarathi dishes..thanks for sharing..

Menu Today said...

Hi Bee,
Nice to see your comment. When using greens try with less tamarind. Thanks.

Hi Ailit,
This dish is made out of cheppankilangu leaves. Thanks. Keep visiting.

Hi Coffee,
In Mustafa only!!! Thanks

Hi Viji,
Thanks a lot.

Hi Asha,
Try this one with any method, you will like it 100% Thanks.

Hi Trupti,
Thanks.keep visiting.

Hi Usha,
Thank you so much. You get ready made also.(Freezer Section).

Next time I will try Konkani version. Thanks, keep visiting.

Hi Sreelu,
Thanks for adding me into your blog roll.I will do it soon. Keep visiting.

Hi Mythreyee,
Thanks a lot.

Hi Sudha,
Nice to see your comment. Eppadi Irukkinga????

Sharmi said...

never have tasted this but pic looks tempting. I don't know where to find it too. Nice recipe.

Suganya said...

I have never tasted this dish and I hope I vl one day.. Nevertheless, Looks great!!

Roopa said...

wow it is looking delicious. MT i made the same too during the weekend but somehow my SD not able to read! i hope it is not corrupted will post my version soon !

Menu Today said...

Hi Sharmi and Suganya,
It tastes good. You can try readymade paatra. Thanks.

Hi Roopa,
I am waiting for your post. Thanks.Keep visiting.

Pelicano said...

MT- It looks like you and I are siblings for a month with our patra rolls! :-D Very nice, and I like the filling you used; I would like to try it with ajwain seeds next time. These are a delicious and elegant way to eat greens!

Anonymous said...

Can you please tell me if these colocassia leaves can be replaced with something else. I wanted to try this for ages but I cannot get the leaves.
Thank you!
I really enjoy your blog. It's awesome!

Jigna - Mital said...

I have the same problem, Can anyone please tell me where can I get these leaves in Hyderabad?

Lavanya said...

Too tasty,thanks