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
Salt to taste
Ingredients for Seasoning:
2-tbsp sesame seeds
1-tbsp mustard seeds
1-tbsp cumin seeds
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.:)