Colocasia Leaves Fritters

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Colocasia Leaves Fritters or Arbi ke Patto ke pakode as we can it in India is one of those recipes that celebrates the beautiful season of Monsson!

When the rain pours down and cool breeze flows, almost everyone starts to crave for Chai Pakode: and these crunchy, delicious fritters are perfect to calm down that craving. This recipe is also one amongst my favourites that I used to enjoy as a kid.

Here’s what you need:
  • 6 to 8 Colocasia Leaves or Arbi ke Patte
  • 1 cup Gramflour (Besan)
  • 1½ cups of water
  • 1 tsp of Ginger Garlic paste – optional
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp of Red Chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp of Carom seeds or Ajwain
How to make it:
  • First, we will prep the Colocasia or the Arbi leaves. Rinse them thoroughly and pat dry on a clean, absorbent towel.
  • Next, we will prepare the coating for these leaves. Add the gram flour along with the water in a bowl, followed by Ginger Garlic paste, Salt, Red Chilli Powder & Carrom Seeds.
  • Mix it all well together to create a smooth, lightly flowing batter.
  • We need to use a steamer to steam the leaves. You can even use an Idli Steamer. Take it out and get it ready to be used.
  • Lay one leaf on a flat surface and apply an even layer of the gram flour batter on one side of it.
  • Repeat this process with all the leaves.
  • Place the leaves in the steamer. Cover and let them cook on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Roll the leaf and tie it with a thread or use a toothpick to hold it in place.
  • Next, heat 1 to 2 tsp of Mustard Oil in a pan or tawa and place the steamed rolls in this hot oil. Keep turning them around to make sure the rolls get an even browning all around.

Note: The rolls are already cooked and ready to eat after you steam them. But you can follow the above step to make them crunchy and get a beautiful brown color on them. This step is, therefore, optional.

Your homemade Colocasia Leaves Fritters or Arbi ke patto ke pakode are ready! Serve hot with a Homemade Chutney or Ketchup.

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Calocasia Leaves Fritters

Recipe by Anjali Giri

Ingredients

  • 6 to 8 Colocasia Leaves or Arbi ke Patte

  • 1 cup Gramflour (Besan)

  • 1½ cups of water

  • 1 tsp of Ginger Garlic paste – optional

  • Salt to taste

  • 1 tsp of Red Chilli powder

  • ¼ tsp of Carom seeds or Ajwain

Directions

  • First, we will prep the Calocasia or the Arbi leaves. Rinse them thoroughly and pat dry on a clean, absorbent towel.
  • Next, we will prepare the coating for these leaves. Add the gram flour along with the water in a bowl, followed by Ginger Garlic paste, Salt, Red Chilli Powder & Carrom Seeds.
  • Mix it all well together to create a smooth, lightly flowing batter.
  • We need to use a steamer to steam the leaves. You can even use an Idli Steamer. Take it out and get it ready to be used.
  • Lay one leaf on a flat surface and apply an even layer of the gram flour batter on one side of it.
  • Roll the leaf and tie it with a thread or use a toothpick to hold it in place.
  • Repeat this process with all the leaves.
  • Place the leaves in the steamer. Cover and let them cook on a medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes.
  • Next, heat 1 to 2 tsp of Mustard Oil in a pan or tawa and place the steamed rolls in this hot oil. Keep turning them around to make sure the rolls get an even browning all around.
  • Serve hot with a Homemade Chutney or Ketchup.

Notes

  • Note: The rolls are already cooked and ready to eat after you steam them. But you can follow step 7 to make them crunchy and get a beautiful brown color on them. This step is, therefore, optional.

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