Tamannaah Bhatia has often revealed her foodie side to her fans. She is someone who seems to enjoy a number of mouth-watering dishes from time to time. And often, when she is too happy with her meals, she shares snippets of her indulgences online. Her social media account often portrays her fondness for food. And now, she has found a new favourite snack. Yes, Tamannaah's latest gastronomic adventure included a popular homemade Gujarati snack. Her recent Instagram Stories featured some drool-worthy patra topped with white sesame seeds served in a box for the actress. She wrote, “My new favourite snack,” and added the hashtag “Homemade patra.”
For the unversed, patra resembles bright green colocasia leaves (or taro root) that are further coated with a thick batter made of gram flour, tamarind pulp, chilli powder, turmeric, asafetida, cumin seeds and sugar.
Once this process is done, another leaf is placed on top, and the process is repeated. These stacks of leaves are then folded in tight rolls and cut into equal-shaped chunks which are then steamed.
People usually enjoy this healthy steamed version of it. However, for more taste and to make the crispier, these steamed pieces are also fried and savoured.
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If Tamannaah Bhatia's food Stories made you curious about patra, you can try making this delectable and healthy snack at home. If you are not aware of the recipes, fret not. We have listed about five interesting recipes that you can prepare at home using Colocasia leaves.
This snack is very close to the heart of every Gujarati. These bite-sized rollups are prepared with Colocasia leaves and a yummy preparation of gram flour mixed with other flavourful ingredients. Patra is usually found in every authentic Gujarati thali. The dish carries great flavours and a nice rubbery and crispy texture.
If you are wondering if Colocasia leaves can be used cooked a gravy dish, this is the recipe for you. To prepare this, first, you need to follow the same process as you do for making patra. And once the steamed pieces are fried, just make sumptuous tomato gravy. Put the fried arbi into the gravy loaded with masalas.
Looking for comfort food options? If yes, then you have stumbled upon the right recipe. Arbi ki kadhi is a hassle-free dish that mainly carries the goodness of arbi ke patte along with singhare ka atta and other homely spices. The best part is that you can gorge on it even while fasting. Just remember to use rock salt while cooking it.
This super appetising arbi kofta is perfect for your tea time snacking. You try out this recipe at home and we bet it will leave you craving for more. It's a unique snack for the days when you are willing to try out something new that's not a part of your regular meals. Pair it up with a tasty mint dip and you'll love it.
5) Sabut arbi
Here's another that you must try out with Colocasia leaves. Boiled arbi leaves are fried until they turn golden brown and crispy. Later, the fried pieces are cooked with a bunch of masalas including mango powder, salt, chilli powder and black pepper. Sabut arbi is surely going to serve you an amazing dry curry for your meal.
Now, that you know about Colocasia leaves and some of its mind-blowing recipes, we are sure you would want to try your hands at these dishes.