Thursday, 18 December 2014

Alu Wadi - Patra



Alu vadi or patra ( rolls made with colocasia leaves) is a very popular side dish or a snack item among maharashtrians and gujarathis. Usually this is made with a filling of gram flour or soaked n ground tuvar daal. I had already made this alu wadi earlier with onions and gram flour filling .

This time for the Shhhh Cooking Secretly  I was paired with Saras who has a lovely blog sarasyummybites and she had given me potatoes and daal as secret ingredients for this month. So I decided to give this traditional snack a twist by making a filling of gram flour and boiled potatoes.

The result was very yummy and soft alu wadis which we all enjoyed .For step wise explaination and how to apply the filling and roll  please refer to my previous post for alu-wadi.







Ingredients :

9 to 10 .....................broad alu leaves (colocasia leaves )

Tempering

2 tbsp......................oil
1/2 tsp ....................mustard seeds
1/2 tsp...................sesame seeds


Filling :

2 cups .......................besan (chana flour)
2 / 3 ............................potatoes ( boiled , peeled n mashed)
2 tbsp........................ginger paste
3tbsp.........................thick tamarind pulp
1 cup..........................finely chopped coriander leaves
2 tbsp..........................red chilly powder
1 tsp.........................turmeric powder
2 to 3 tbsp..................jaggery
salt to taste



Method :

  Mix all the ingredients given in the filling to make a thick batter.

Wash the leaves and wipe them dry.

Spread out the leaves and smear its back side with little oil.

Now apply the 2 to 3 tbsp of filling thinly and evenly on the leaf.

Pile up two to three leaves on each other.

Roll the leaves tightly taking care that the filling doesn't come out.

You may secure the roll by tying it with thread.

Keep these rolls in a steamer or a cooker and cook without pressure.

The rolls with get steamed in 30 to 40 minutes.

Let the roll cool down, then cut the slices.

Make tempering with oil , mustard seeds and sesame seeds and pour on them.



             



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