How to make Patra Wrapped Paneer -

Crumbled paneer, fresh coconut and mild spices mixed together and wrapped in colocasia leaves or patra and shallow fried in mustard oil. The beautiful flavours of this delicious paneer recipe make a perfect snack for rainy monsoon days.

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Main Ingredients : Colocasia leaves, Paneer (cottage cheese) (पनीर)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Patra Wrapped Paneer

Patra Wrapped Paneer Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Patra Wrapped Paneer Recipe

  • Colocasia leaves 5

  • Paneer (cottage cheese) 1 cup

  • Scraped coconut 1/4 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Green chillies finely chopped 2-3

  • Onion seeds (kalonji) 1 teaspoon

  • Tamarind paste 1 tablespoon

  • Ginger-garlic paste 1 tablespoon

  • Mustard paste 1 teaspoon

  • Oil for shallow frying


Step 1

Halve colocassia leaves.

Step 2

Put cottage cheese in a bowl, add coconut, salt, green chillies, onion seeds, tamarind paste, ginger paste, mustard paste and knead into a soft dough.

Step 3

Place a portion of the cottage cheese mixture over the colocassia leaf, roll and seal the edges with gram flour paste.

Step 4

Heat some oil in a non-stick pan, shallow-fry the stuffed colocassia leaves and cook on both the sides till done.

Step 5

Serve hot.

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