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Recipe Name: Patra Bhajia  
Category: Indian Regional Sub Category: Gujrati


Prep Time Cook Time Serves
20 mins 35 mins 6



Large patra leaves (colocasia leaves)   15-20 nos
Tamarind extract (juice)   1/2 cup
Gramflour (besan)   1 cup
Chilli powder   3 tsp.
Turmeric powder   1/2 tsp.
A Pinch of hing    
Jeera seeds   1 tsp.
powdered sugar   3 tsp.
oil   1 tsp.
salt to taste    
For seasoning:    
Oil   2 tsp
Jeera & mustard seeds   1/2 tsp. each
Sesame seeds   1 tsp.
Coriander leaves finely chopped   1 tbsp.


  • Clean, wash and wipe leaves. Cut thick veins with a pair of scissors.
  • Roll lightly with a rolling pin. Keep aside.
  • Mix all ingredients (not those for seasoning)
  • The mixture should be a thick paste.
  • Place a leaf backside up on a flat worksurface.
  • Take a little paste and apply thinly all over leaf surface.
  • Place another leaf over it. Repeat.
  • Get a set of 3-4 layered leaves, top layer being that of paste.
  • Fold in the edges and roll the leaves, starting with their base towards tip.
  • Make the roll tight and seal sides with some paste.
  • Place in the perforated vessel of a double boiler or steam cooker.
  • Repeat for all the leaves and paste.
  • Steam in the cooker for 30-40 minutes till cooked.
  • Cool, and remove. Cut into 1/2" thick slices.
  • When cooled well, season as follows.
  • Heat oil, add seeds, allow to splutter.
  • Add sesame, coriander, and coconut.
  • Check and adjust, salt, chilli and sugar as desired.
  • Mix well, serve hot or cold.
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Suggested Variation
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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size   1 plate
Amount Per Serving
Calories 230 Calories from Fat 7
% Daily Value'
Total Fat  9.8 22
Saturated Fat  89.1 34
Trans Fat  0  
Cholesterol  0 0
Sodium  51 0
Total Carbohydrate  10 3
Dietary Fiber   3.7 10
Sugars   1.5  
Protein   3.4
Vitamin A   2821   * Vitamin C   10
Calcium   43 * Iron   2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending upon your daily needs