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Aug 26, 2007

Patra Bhajia (Chepankizhangu elai in tamil)

Fried patra in oil with spices
patra Bhaji
Patra
Patra leaves are good for health
Patra Plant
Patra Bhajia(Arabi leaves) Chepankizhangu elai in tamil

Ingredients

  • Patra Leaves…............ 9
  • Tamarind Water….......1/2 cup
  • Besan(
  • Gram flour)…….........1 cup
  • Chilli Powder……......1 tsp
  • Dhania Powder….......1/2 tsp
  • Jeera Powder……......1/4 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder…....1/4 tsp
  • Asafoetida……......... a pinch
  • Cumin Seeds…...........1/2 tsp
  • Sesame Seeds…......   1tsp
  • Salt to taste
Method
  • Wash, clean and wipe the leaves nicely. 
  • Mix all the ingredients and make a thick paste.
  • Place a leaf back side up and spread thinly all over the leaf.
  • Place another leaf over it and again take a little paste and apply on this leaf.
  • Repeat this with 3/4 layers.Fold the leaves with tip apply some batter here and fold the sides,seal the sides with the batter.
  • Steam this roll in a cooker for about 30 minutes till it is cooked. 
  • Remove, cool them and cut into 2” round slices. (can keep these rolls in the freezer)
  • Heat oil and( shallow) fry them till it becomes crisp. 
  • Serve them with chutney.It is very tasty. 
  • Frozen patra are available in desi stores. Cut the patras into small pieces
  • Heat a pan with oil add mustard and jeera. 
  • When it splutters add the patra pieces. Sprinkle some white sesame seeds, coriander leaves.Serve hot with chapathi/puris.