We often run out of snacking ideas each time we expect guests at our home.
Even children start nagging you to prepare them something different when you repeat the age old snacks you’ve been preparing time and again.
Here’s a dish that gives you all the opportunity to impress your dear ones.
You may or may not have heard of Pattoud / Patodi, but this one’s a simple Maharashtrian dish made with Colocasia leaves popularly known as arbi leaves. Its a unique ingredient in itself & you’ll be surprised how this ingredient becomes palatable with a simple combination of the very humble besan / gram flour.
Quick Info : Arbi is also called aluki, taro, kochu in other languages.
Ingredients - Colocasia Leaves : 2-3 nos., Gram Flour : 1 cup, Finely Chopped Ginger : 1 tsp, Red Chilli Powder : 1 tsp, Garam Masala Powder : 1 tsp, Asafoetida : a pinch, Baking Soda : ½ tsp, Salt : to taste, Oil : 1 tsp, Black Mustard Seeds : 1 tsp, Finely Chopped Green Chillies : 1 tbsp, Grated Coconut : 4 tbsp.
- Take the colocasia leaves and cut off the stem and clean the leaves.
- Take some gram flour in a bowl and add the garlic paste. Add some ginger finely chopped. Add the red chilli powder and garam masala. Now add some asafoetida. Add a little cooking soda.
- Now add water and make fine dough. Add the salt as well. Now paste the leaves on the straight side. Now fold both sides. Fold from above to form a roll. Paste from the outside as well.
- Now put the rolls into a steamer for steaming. Make more rolls in a similar fashion.
- Steam for 20-30 minutes. Once ready, remove them from the steamer and make slices.
- For the tadka, take oil and heat it. Add some mustard and finely chopped green chillies, coconut and put the pattoud in this.
- Shallow fry these and serve hot.