Monsoon special arbi patra in an authentic way.
8 Arbi patta (Colocasia leaves)
2 Cups gram flour (Besan)
1 Tsp Red chilli powder
1/2 Tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 Tsp Garam masala
1 Tsp Amchur powder (dry mango powder)
1 Tbsp. Lemon juice
1 Tsp Salt
2 Tbsp. Sugar
1/4 Tsp Asafetida
1/2 Tsp Carom seeds
- 1 Tbsp. Oil, 1 Tsp Mustard seeds, 1 Tbsp. Sesame seeds
gram flour, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, dry mango powder, sugar, salt,
asafetida, carom seeds in a big bowl.
a thin paste using water. The batter should be of free-flowing consistency. Add
the leaves with water and wipe them with kitchen towel from both sides.
the stem using a sharp knife.
all the leaves like this.
a Colocasia leaf on a clean flat surface with the light green side upwards.
Spread a thin layer of batter on leaf with hands.
another leaf over it with the light green side facing upwards and tip in the
opposite side. Repeat this process for 2 more times. For a log, we require 4
leaves at a time.
from both the sides and apply batter on each fold so that they remain stuck to
it up tightly. Finally secure the other end using besan mixture.
the process and prepare second log also.
both the logs in steamer and steam them for 18-20 minutes on medium flame.
are perfectly done. Remove from steamer and allow them to cool.
in 1/2-inch-thick slices with a sharp knife.
tempering heat oil in a pan. Crackle mustard seeds and sesame seeds.
patra pieces and toss gently and cook for 2 minutes on low flame.