Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Patara (Patarveliya)

This recipe for my dear friend Laavanya……

Ingredients for green paste:

5 long green chillies
Small pieces of ginger
1-cup chopped coriander leaves
2-nos of lemons

* Make a paste of all this ingredients.

Ingredients for making Patara:
20 large patara leaves (colocasia leaves)
150gm gram flour
2-tbsp thymol seeds (“Ajmo”)
2-tbsp powder of black pepper
2-tbsp red chilliy powder
2-tbsp soda-bi-carb
Salt to taste

Ingredients for Seasoning:

3-tbsp oil
2-tbsp sesame seeds

1-tbsp mustard seeds
1-tbsp cumin seeds
Method:
Step 1: Clean, wash and wipe leaves.
Step 2: Remove the thorns with help of a knife. Keep aside.

Step 3: Crush the thymol (ajmo) seeds by roller.

Step 4: In a bowl, add gram flour and paste of green chillies and all ingredients. (not those for seasoning)

Step 5: Add water and make a thick paste.

Step 6: Place a leaf backside up on a flat work surface. Take a little paste and apply thinly all over leaf surface.
Step 7: Place another leaf over it. Apply the paste and place another leaf.

Step 8: Work consecutively in this manner for 4-5 leaves, top layer being that of paste.
Step 9: Fold in the edges and roll the leaves, starting with their base towards tip.

Step 10: Repeat for all the leaves and paste.
Step 9: In a steamer, add 2- cup water and place the all rolls in top base.

Step 10: Closed the cover and steam for 10 to 15 minute till cooked.

Step 11: Cool and remove. Cut into thick round slices.

Step 12: Heat the oil in a pan and add ingredients for seasoning, allow spluttering.
Step 13: Then add round shaped “Pataras”. Check and adjust salt chilli and sugar as desired.

Step 14: Turn off the flame and serve hot with ketchup or chutney.:)

59 comments:

Laavanya said...

Kajal.. Thank you SOOOO much! It looks so perfect and again your step by step pics are very helpful. I just wish I could take a bit of that last picture.

bee said...

lovely patras, kajal, and i love the fact they they are not deep-fried.

Vcuisine said...

Kajal after seeing your photos, no one will ask any doubts. It's like learning in a school. Very nice post. It is not words, but actions speaks. Thanks dear. Viji

musical said...

Aha! the patras are looking really inviting, Kajal! I really want to eat some off the platter right now :).

Rajitha said...

yummy kajal...as usual great step-by step method..i only wish i could reach into the screen and take the whole plate!!

Sia said...

aha... same pinch kajal. just yesterday i made Patrode as we call. but next time i want to try ur recipe... looks absolutely delicious...

Padmaja said...

Kajal!!!U are one amazing girl, I love to havepatra which my friend who is from pune made it quite often.But i never knew that how that leaf looks like and they used to explain to me and we had some funny moments aurrounding this leaf.Thank you for me how its all made!!Now I know!!!

Apple said...

Wonderful recipe Kajal...this's so helpful...I buy the canned ones and never liked the taste...shld try your homemade version

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Kajal you are really explaining very nicely with a step by step photograph!
And ajmolmeans Fennel seeds right?

Asha said...

That is a long process but it's all worth in the end.Looks delicious Kajal!:))

Padma said...

NIce one Kajal, now I have to get hold of some patra leaves

Saju said...

wow! lovely recipe. We make them now and again, but it is quite hard to get the leaves, I am always on a lookout for them.
for WE read my mom!

Pooja said...

Yummmmyyyyyyyyy!!!!!
Your Patra looks so tempting :) .
and wonderful step by step pictures too :D. your picturs make it easy for everyone to understand the real process of making Patra.
thanks for sharing such a great post.

Shankari said...

Aha..this is how it is made. I used to buy them from shops in mumbai, but did not know what it was made of

Dipti said...

hye dear!!!!!
delicous patras.... feel like having all of them..

Roopa(KitchenAromas) said...

I've only eaten these frozen, store bought. It is made differently in Karnataka - with ground dal and rice I think. Lovely patras!

Richa said...

su vaat che kajal, jabardast post details apeya che :) bau tasty lagey che yummmy!

Manasi said...

Zabardast che!!
If i can get the leaves, i will definately make this!!!

A kitchen scientist & a white rat hubby!!! said...

hi Kajal...wow!..was just wondering how this thing is ever made, and here it is!!,..have not had one yet, but i remember one of my school mates, used to bring this as a part of her lunch box, but had never the mind to even taste it , as i was a big no!! to any green leafy vegetables then! but now, am more flexible..and definitely feel like trying it out, but is there any other alternative / substitute to the colocasia leaf?..i don tthink we get it here in kuwait

Sharmi said...

I have never tasted this. want to taste it somewhere and then try making:)

Sirisha Kilambi said...

wow kajal....too good...absolutely loved this dish and ur step by step explanation....will give a try dearie.......Great post :-)

Kajal said...

Hi Laavanya,

Ok, if possible then I will send the last picture to you my dear. Thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!!!

Kajal said...

Hey Bee,
Ohh...Patara and deep fried.........to much oil. I don’t know if anybody deep fries it or not but in Gujarat I never taste with deep fry. Thank you :-)

Kajal said...

Hello Viji,

Thanks for your lovely words my dear. Ok if my photo is very helpful then some times I not written recipe only post photo.

Kajal said...

Hi Musical,

Sorry my dear this is not possible to send. Otherwise I was definitely give to you.........Thanks and Good day :-)

Kajal said...

Hello Rajitha,

Ohhh....you also behave like my elder sister daughter. On her birthday I just show the chocolates on my web-came then she also behaves like you. Next time I will send real chocolate to her. Not shown on web came. Thanks for your wonderful words!!!!!

Kajal said...

Hello Sia,

I was showed your recipe. This recipe is also delicious my dear. So you call as Patrode.....
Beautiful words from beautiful lady. Thanks!!!!

Kajal said...

Hi Padmaja,

Thanks for your lovely message. So you was remind your funny monument when you will cook this recipe then you will enjoy with fun.:-))

Kajal said...

Hey Apple,

When I see your comment one thing is always in mind…”Eat one apple every day and keep doctor away.” Thanks for your nice words.:)

Kajal said...

Hi Raks Kitchen,

Thanks for your lovely words. Ajmol is not fennel seeds my dear....It is looks like small size of cumin seeds and when you crush it then nice aroma of something spicy not like chilli but nice smell. It is use in winter for good health.

Kajal said...

Hello Asha,

Thanks for your wonderful words. How you mange all this things? You comment to every person and nice post of your hosted event and also contribute in other event. Your work is great!!!!!

Kajal said...

Hi Padma,

Thanks for your nice words. Good day and Take Care :-)

Kajal said...

Hello Saju,

Search out the leaves and enjoy the dish. Jai and Bee has plant of this leaves at home also. You just check out bee’s blog...........

Kajal said...

Hi Pooja,

Thanks for your lovely words my dear. Have a nice day and Take Care!!!!!!!!!

Kajal said...

Hello Shankari,

Thanks for your cute words. Good day!!!!

Kajal said...

Hey Dipti,
Oh..........I also thing that who come at my home and finish all this. Thanks for your nice words my dear :-)

Kajal said...

Hello Roopa(Kitchenaromas),

If you know another recipe then you post in your blog so I know this different recipe from ground dal and rice. Thanks!!!!!!!!!

Kajal said...

Helloooooooooo Richa,

Tara gujarti shabdo to mane “Dhayal” kari de chhe. Saru chhe bye and take care.:)

Kajal said...

Hello Manasi,

Thanks for your nice words. If you will find the leaves then you post in your blog also my dear.........So we also enjoy the nice dish...:-)

Kajal said...

Hello A kitchen scientist and a white rat hubby!!!!,

Oh.........you not get leaf then I don’t know any other substitute…one thing it is also possible with spinach (Palak) big size leaf but never cook.........this is my instant answer from my mind. Thanks for your lovely comment my dear.:)

Kajal said...

Hi Sharmi,

Oh.....this dish is good for healthy my dear. Try and enjoy this dish. Thanks for your nice words.

Cheers!!!!!!!!

Kajal said...

Hello Sirisha Kilambi,

I am glad to see your lovely comment here. Thanks a lot!!!!!!!!!!!

Good Day :-)

A kitchen scientist & a white rat hubby!!! said...

thanks kajal.infact, that was the other option that came to my mind too!!..same pinch!!!..will definitely experiement on this...and hey, really appreciate ur individual reply to each comment..

indosungod said...

I have been wanting to make Patras, this pictorial will be very helpful. With all the pictures the process seems simple :)

Rohini's kitchen said...

Hi I'm new to this blog..Blog looks wonerful. Ur patras looks soooo gud.

Cynthia said...

You may be posting this for Laavanya but I am bookmarking the page :)

Rajani said...

Hi Kajal,
Nice patras, haven't tried them yet. Yesteraday tried your parathas and lilva curry to go with it. Liked it a lot. I made your stuffed okras too, they came out really well. I tried it on my parents while I was on a holiday. Thanks dear.

cheers
rajani

Kajal said...

A Kitchen Scientist & A White Rat Hubby!!!

Ohh............So we think same next time when I got the Spinach then I definitely try out. Here winter is start but not conformed to got spinach. If I got then definitely post also.

Thanks for your wonderful reply my dear :-)

Kajal said...

Hello Indosungod,

Thanks for your kind reply. Have a nice day.........:-)

Kajal said...

Hellooooooooo Rohini’s Kitchen,

You are most well-come my dear. I am gad to see your lovely comment here. Keep in touch regularly. Good Day and Take Care :-)

Kajal said...

Hi Cynthia,

Oh..........master queen of kitchen you book mark my recipe.........Thanks my dear

Good Day and Take Care :-)

Kajal said...

Hey hi Rajani,

Thanks for try out my recipe and give nice feedback. You enjoy your holiday with nice plate but you also invite blog friend for taste of your hand.

Cheers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TBC said...

Wow Kajal! You have done that so nicely:-)

medindia said...

mari garwali nu naam pan kajal 6. pan tene patra banavata avadtu nathi. tethi thodi vadhare detail aapvi

Seena said...

Hey Kajal,
Am first time here, and first time seeing a recipe like this..! wonderul..!

Kajal said...

Hello TBC,

Thanks for your lovely words.:))

Kajal said...

Hello Medindia,

I was given more information on my each post. Have a nice day.:))

Kajal said...

Hi Seena,

Thanks for your lovely words my dear. Keep in touch.:))

Urvish said...

Hello Kajal-

Thanks for the recipe. I cannot find the patra leaves...there are many varities of Colocasia leaves and I am not sure which ones are edible and which ones arent..but I am going to try this recipe with Collard greens, some of the collards have huge leaves. Thank you again :)

Urvish