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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- 1 cup Gram Flour (Besan)
- 1/2 teaspoon Garam Masala
- 1/2 teaspoon Ginger, grated
- 3-4 Green chilies
- 8 Taro leaves (Arbi leaves)
- Salt, to taste
- Water, as required
- Cooking Oil, for frying
Procedure for making Taro Leaf Snack
- Put the ginger and green chilies in a food processor or grinder and make a paste.
Note: You may use this food processor.
- Put the gram flour (besan) in a bowl and add the ginger-green chili paste to it.
- Also add the salt and garam masala. Add a little water and stir to make a thick batter.
- 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.
- Put all rolls in a microwave safe bowl or a wok (kadhai) and cover with a lid.
- 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.
- When steamed perfectly, transfer to a plate and cut the rolls into bite-sized pieces.
- 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.
- Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil.
- Serve hot with green chutney or with tomato ketchup (Click here for an easy recipe for Pudina chutney).