Taro Leaf Snack

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This is a delicious and light snack made with Arbi leaves which are also called Taro leaves. Dressed in a simple gram flour (besan) batter and double-cooked (steamed and fried), this snack is sure to make for a refreshing accompaniment to your evening tea. This snack is also called Patra in Gujarati cuisine.

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Procedure for making Taro Leaf Snack

  1. Put the ginger and green chilies in a food processor or grinder and make a paste.

Note: You may use this food processor.

  1. Put the gram flour (besan) in a bowl and add the ginger-green chili paste to it.
  2. Also add the salt and garam masala. Add a little water and stir to make a thick batter.
  3. Now spread the batter on each thoroughly cleaned taro leaf. Then roll them up with the battered side in. Tie each roll with a thin thread if required.
  4. Put all rolls in a microwave safe bowl or a wok (kadhai) and cover with a lid.
  5. Steam the snack in microwave for 8 minutes or for 18 – 20 minutes on low-medium heat in kadhai.

Note: You may also use this kitchen steamer.

  1. When steamed perfectly, transfer to a plate and cut the rolls into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Place a kadhai with oil enough for deep frying over medium heat. Once the oil heats up, slide steamed mini-rolls in it and fry for 5 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil.
  4. Serve hot with green chutney or with tomato ketchup (Click here for an easy recipe for Pudina chutney).

Preparation Time: 20 – 30 minutes

Serves: 2 – 3

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