Learn how to make Gujarati special Patra at home with Chef Varun on Rajshri Food.
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-chili 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.
One good thing about this main dish is that it is steamed and shallow-fried which makes this recipe even more special. You can pair this delicious recipe with any chutney of your choice. This recipe will become your family's favorite once you serve it in the next family gathering. Go ahead and try out this recipe with your near and dear ones and fill your pocket with their compliments.
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Method: Lets start with preparing the mixture for which add Gram Flour in the bowl with Red Chilli Powder, Turmeric Powder, Cumin Powder, Coriander Powder, White Sesame Seeds, Ginger & Green Chilli Paste, Salt, Tamarind Pulp (soaked), Jaggery (soaked) mix all together and then add Water little at a time and mix it consistently (as shown in the video). Now Take Colocasia Leaves and remove the Stocks. Keep the leaves aside and arrange them categorically, next make the Colocasia roll with glossy side downwards. Now apply the mixture on the other side of the leaf (as shown in the video), do the same with all the remaining leaves. After this fold the leaf from bottom two sides and reapply the mix on the other side, next fold the leaf towards the inside and apply the mixture again. Now roll it properly like a cylinder, then apply the mixture to the remaining side. Next, do the same with the remaining leaves and make it a proper leaf. Next steam the leaf mixture in the steamer, cover the steam and let it cook for 15 minutes on high flame. After 15 minutes first check if the Patra Roll is steamed properly, then when it is ready let it cooled down. Next slice the roll in proper shape (according to your understanding), now pan fry the roll slices for which heat up the Oil first then place the Patra Rolls in the pan and fry them till roll become crispy and golden. After frying them, transfer the Patra Roll into serving plate. Next, to making a Tadka for heat up the Oil in the pan after the oil is heated add Mustard Seeds, Sesame Seeds, Asafoetida & Curry Leaves let splutter and then transfer it to Patra Slices, next do garnish it with Coriander leaves & grated Coconut and your Gujarati Special Patra is ready to serve.