A popular snack recipe which is a great combination of flavour and good health!A thick gram flour and tamarind batter spread on arbi leaves, rolled, steamed and cut into small rounds to make an appetizing snack.


  • 5 Colacasia leaves

For Batter:

  • 150 Gram Gram flour
  • 100 Gram Tamarind pulp
  • 20 Gram Chilli powder
  • 5 Gram Turmeric powder
  • 2 Gram Asafoetida
  • 2 Gram Cumin seeds, roasted
  • 20 Gram Sugar
  • 20 Ml Oil
  • To taste Salt

For Tempering:

  • 30 Ml Oil
  • 5 Gram Mustard seeds
  • 10 Gram Sesame seeds
  • 25 Gram Coriander seeds
  • 75 Gram Coconut


For the preparation:

  1. Chop the coriander leaves.
  2. Grate the coconut.
  3. Cut off the thick veins and wash the colacasia leaves.
  4. Mix the listed ingredients and make a thick batter.
  5. Place a colacasia leaf on the table and spread a thin layer of the batter on top, place another leaf on top, repeat applying the batter. Fold in the sides of the leaf, then roll lengthwise into a tight roll.

For cooking:

  1. Steam the rolls for 30 minutes.
  2. Remove and cut them into 1 cm thick slices.
  3. Arrange the slices on a platter.
  4. Heat the oil and add the mustard seeds, when they crackle add sesame, coriander leaves, and coconut.
  5. Pour this tempering on the sliced patra. Serve warm.

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