Since we don't find some of the Indian ingredients in Brazil I have replaced them with the local ingredients and tried the patra and to my surprise the results were excellent.. the taste is as good as the original.
The leaf I have used is COUVE - a Brazilian green which is wide like cococasia and it served the purpose well.
I have replaced the gram flour with CHICK-PEA FLOUR and CORN FLOUR ( Makki ka ata )
Here is the recipe:
Arbi Leaves .... 3
Besan / Gram flour ....2 cups
Asafoetida .... !/4 tsp
Ginger green chilli paste .. 1 tsp ( as per your taste)
Red chilli powder ........ 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder ....... 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder .......... 1/2 tsp
Grated jaggery .......... 1 & 1/2 to 2 tbsps
Tamarind pulp .......... 3 tbsps
Baking powder ......... 1/4 tsp
Oil ....................... 1 tbsp
Salt ................... to tatse
Water ............. as much as required to make a thick batter
Crushed sesame seeds ... 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds .............. 1 tsp
Asafoetida .............. a pinch
Oil .... as required
1. Wash the leaves and wipe them with a kitchen towel. With a knofe remove the thick stems.
3. Place the leaf reverse siide up and spread the batter evenly. Place another leaf on top of this and repeat the procedure. Usually 3 leaves are perfect for one roll.
5. Place it in a foil wrap and close the edges.
7. Remove the steamed roll and let it cool. Cut it into slices.
8. In a flat-bottomed pan fry the tempering ingredients and toss the slices carefully.
Recieved KAABIL-E-TAARIF AWARD in the potluck party event for this recipe, specially for being innovative in making it with Brazilian ingredients due to the non-availability of Indian groceries here.
Potluck Party @ Jagruti's Cooking Odyssey
Sounds so interesting bookmarked will try outReplyDelete
Very yummy & healthy snack...ReplyDelete
Shobha, as I always said..You are our guru..what a innovative idea to make patra..if I was in yr place main to kabki haar maan leti :) Your indo-brazil patra looks so tempting and tasty !! Thank you and well done for participating in Potluck Party !!ReplyDelete
I've a surprise for you :))
That's a sweet compliment Jagruti..Jugaad to karna padta hai .Delete
I have learnt these tricks ever since we moved abroad to Nigeria.. so many things were not available there
Looks delicious, I make this with the really large spinach leaves it works in same way and tastes like patra.ReplyDelete
Wow.. nice idea.will try that too.Delete
looks so lip-smacking....ReplyDelete
Soo tempting Shobha.. Have bookmarked it :-)ReplyDelete
Never had a chance to taste these patras,irresistible and droolworthy.ReplyDelete
I love these .. you must try them PriyaDelete
irresistible looking patra and very well done too....ReplyDelete
Interesting and delicious snack.. Looks wonderful..ReplyDelete
Shobha the patra looks very yummy.Nice snack.ReplyDelete
Thank u dearDelete
Very new to me. Loved this delicious and mouthwatering patra. Will try soon.ReplyDelete
Oh you haven't tasted them ever Sanoli.. u must try thenDelete
Very nice substitutions. Thanks for linking.ReplyDelete