Gujarati Patra recipe in a few simple steps

Gujarati Patra is an appetizing snack made by steaming colocasia leaves rolled with gram flour and tamarind batter. This dish is popular in Gujarat and Maharashtra. Patra has a spicy, sweet, and tangy taste. You can serve this as a side dish or as breakfast.

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Ingredients for making Gujarati Patra:

Colocasia leaves – 5

Gram flour – 150 gm

Tamarind pulp – 100 gm

Chilli powder – 20 gm

Turmeric powder – 5 gm

Asafoetida – 2 gm

Cumin seeds roasted – 2 gm

Sugar – 20 gm

Oil – 20 ml

Salt – as per taste

Oil – 30 ml

Mustard seeds – 5 gm

Sesame seeds – 10 gm

Coriander seeds – 25 gm

Coconut grated – 75 gm


  • Firstly, wash and clean the colocasia leaves.
  • Then, prepare the batter, take a bowl, put gram flour, tamarind pulp, chili powder, turmeric powder, asafoetida, cumin seeds, sugar, oil, and salt, and mix well to prepare a thick batter.
  • After that, put the colocasia leaf on a clean surface and spread a thin layer of batter on it, put another leaf over it and apply the batter again. Fold the sides of the leaf inside and tightly roll the leaf.
  • Then, steam the rolls for 30 minutes.
  • After steaming cut the rolls into 1 cm thick slices and keep them on a plate.
  • Then, prepare the tempering, for this heat oil, add mustard seeds and let them crackle. Then add sesame seeds, coriander leaves, and coconut.
  • Finally, pour tempering over patra slices and serve hot.

Benefits of colocasia leaves:

  • They are low-calorie green vegetables.
  • They are rich in potassium, folate, and vitamins A and C.
  • High fiber content is present in them.
  • It helps in lowering blood glucose levels.

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