Alu Vadi (Steamed Colacasia/Taro Leaf Rolls or Arbi Vadi or Patra)


Ingredients:
  • Alu (Taro/ Colocasia / Arbi) Leaves: 6
  • Besan (Chickpea Flour): 1 Cup
  • Green Chillies, Ginger, Garlic, Coriander Seed Paste: To Taste
  • Soda: 1 Pinch
  • Sesame Seeds: 1 tbsp
  • Tamarind Paste: 1 tsp
  • Jaggery: 1/2 tsp
  • Oil for Frying
  • Salt To Taste

Procedure:

  1. Wash and clean alu leaves.
  2. Add besan, ginger- garlic- green chillies - coriander seeds paste, salt, soda, sesame seeds, tamarind paste, jaggery and water. Make a thick mixture of all these ingredients just like pakoda batter.
  3. Place leaves upside down and flatten the veins of leaves by pressing rolling pin.
  4. Place largest leaf on flat surface. Apply some batter evenly on it. Place another leaf on this leaf and apply batter.
  5. Roll these leaves from the base towards the tip. Repeat this procedure for remaining leaves.
  6. Steam these rolls in a steamer or in a pressure cooker without pressure for 15-20 minutes. Insert knife or toothpick. It should come out clean. Remove rolls from steamer and let it cool.
  7. Cut these rolls into small pieces. You can eat these vadies various ways. You can spread tempering on these pieces or you can shallow fry them or deep fry them till they become golden brown.
  8. Sprinkle some shredded coconut or finely chopped coriander leaves on these vadies.
  9. Serve these vadies as a side dish or as a snack with any sauce or chutney.
Dear Preethi of Preethi's Online Cookbook gave me 'One Lovely Blog Award'. Thank you very much Preethi for this award. I want to share this award with all my fellow blogger friends.

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20 comments:

kittymatti said...

Wow! I have heard of this, never tried it.. looks great Trupti!

Parita said...

i love patra, looks yummy!

A2Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Wow Trupti, Making Patra from scratch is a lot of work...It has come out very nice..looks delicious..

Usha said...

Wow Trupti, these look fantastic !

Priya said...

Saw the alu wadi at Purva's Blog, this is completely new to me..looks delicious!

Superchef said...

delish!!

Trupti said...

Thank you very much Preeti. You can try these now.

Thank you very much Parita, A2Z, Usha, Priya, SC

Pavithra said...

Wow i love this.. looking lovely and delish wish to have one mouthwatering..

Viki's Kitchen said...

Love this Patra dish. Urs look so perfect.
By the way the potluck chicken event roundup has been published.
http://elitefoods.blogspot.com/2009/06/potluck-chicken-event-round-up.html
Hope u enjoy it.

Prathibha said...

I always buy these goodies here in mumbai...but never tried..they look yummy..

Khaugiri said...

Superb Aluwadi!!!!! What a coincidence Purva has also posted Aluwadi in her blog!!!! I am tempted to eat them now…..

Poornima Nair said...

I love this...mom used to make it often and I always bought some from a restaurant close to my place on my way back from work. I haven't found the leaves here, goin to keep looking..this is tempting me so much.

Priti said...

Looks delicious....I love patra too....gud one dear

Ashwini said...

Love Patras..Looks very tempting..

Vaishali said...

Trupti, I remember alu vadi so well-- it is such a delicious dish. I found colocasia leaves just once in all these years at the Indian store, and I made them rightaway, although even this was a few years ago.
Yours look delicious.

Preety said...

i tried these at one of my frnds place..those were delicious , wanted to try but didn't find the leaves..looks soo good here

Trupti said...

Thank you very much everyone for you comments.

Sireesha said...

WOW my favorite one looks fabulous...

Marta said...

Oh gosh, I love taro! Must make this!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

once I had lost the ability of speech by eating fried patra leaves. be careful and test if eating for first time.