Sunday, November 1, 2009

Patra (Patrode) - Steamed Taro leaves recipe

10-15 washed patra (taro leaves)
1 cup Slipt moong dal
1 handful of channa dal
2 and half cup of idli rava
2 tsp coriender seeds
1 tsp cumin seeds
big lemon size tamrind
7 - 9 Red chilies
1 tsp turmeric

1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp urad dal
1 tsp channa dal
2 -3 red chilies
5 -6 curry leaves
lemon size jaggery
1 small cup Grated coconut
How to make Patrode
Soak Urad dal and channa dal for 8 hrs and grind with coriender-cumin seeds, tamrind,
red chillies, turmeric powder, salt. Do not put too much water, make it a thick paste. Now, grind the washed idli rava with little water and mix all.
Take 2 taro leaves add the paste to one taroleaf and place other one on reverse side of it. as shown in the photo and roll and lock the leaves with help of paste and steam it for 20-30 mins
Once its cool down, cut and heat the pan and add mustard seeds, red chillies, urad dal, channa dal and curry leaves, once it starts slupptering add the cut patra, jaggery and coconut and mix well till the patra is warm.
Also, you can cut the patra in slices and put them on pan add some butter and toast it with medium heat.

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