How to make Patra -

Mutlilayered colcassia leaves with spices and steamed.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Colocassia leaves (arbi ke patte) (अर्बी के पत्ते ),

Cuisine : Gujarati

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Gujarat has long stretches of unspoilt coastline and an endless supply of fish and shell fish. But strict Jainism in the past and orthodox Hinduism today has encouraged widespread vegetarianism.  The Gujarati cuisine is not heavily spiced but slightly sweeter than the cuisines of the neighbouring states.
Gujarati food is distinctively vegetarian with about 65% of its population shunning the meat.  The remaining 35% of the state’s population consists of Bohra Muslims and Parsis. Bohra Muslims are the followers of Abdullah who were Hindus who adopted Muslim religion.  The Parsi cuisine on the other hand is a blend of western influences.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Difficult

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Patra Recipe

  • Colocassia leaves (arbi ke patte) 12

  • Gram flour (besan) 1 1/2 cups

  • Ginger paste 1 teaspoon

  • Green chilli paste 1 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 2 teaspoons

  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1 teaspoon

  • Sesame seeds (til) crushed 2 teaspoons

  • Tamarind pulp 2 tablespoons

  • Jaggery (gur) grated 2 tablespoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh coriander leaves a few sprigs

  • Asafoetida 1/2 teaspoon

  • Mustard seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Sesame seeds (til) 1 tablespoon

  • Coconut scraped 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Heat sufficient water in a steamer. Trim the stems of the arbi leaves an roll a rolling pin on the back side to soften the leaves.

Step 2

Place besan in a bowl, add ginger paste, green chilli paste, red chilli powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, crushed sesame seeds, tamarind pulp, jaggery and sufficient water and mix into a thick paste. Add salt and mix again.

Step 3

Apply this paste all over the back side of an arbi leaf. Place another leaf over this with its pointed end opposite the first one. Apply the paste over this too.

Step 4

Fold the sides slightly and tightly roll. Keep the rolls on a perforated plate and keep it in the steamer. Cover with the lid and steam till done.

Step 5

Take the rolls out and let them cool completely. Slice into roundels.Heat oil in a non stick pan.

Step 6

Chop coriander leaves. Add asafoetida, mustard seeds and sesame seeds to the oil and when they splutter add the patra slices and toss.

Step 7

Transfer onto a serving plate, garnish with coconut and coriander leaves and serve hot.

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