Apologies for the late post, the little one got his mid- terms and it’s tough to make him sit and study (yep! even harder than make him eat healthy). Really a tough job being a mother- he just won’t listen to me! Took me a while to find some time out and tried on another really healthy yet delicious snack with a not so usual ingredient- Arbi leaves (Colocasia), commonly known as Pattod in my region. And of course, the cooking technique used is one of the healthiest as well- steaming. I don’t know why but I love trying my hands at steaming (maybe because I am surrounded by the daunting fried junk most of the times). And added benefit, it makes use of gram flour- is glutten free as well!
So here’s how you can try one of my favorite tea time snacks-
Arabi leaves (Colocasia leaves)- 4-5
Gramflour- 1/4 cup
Salt- to taste
Garlic cloves- 5-6(crushed)
Asafoetida- 2-3 pinch
Red pepper powder- 1/4 tbsp
Cumin seeds -1/2 tbsp
Oil- few drops
How to make-
- First, wash the leaves and remove the stalks.
- Mix all the ingredients to the gram flour and add water to make a fine paste.
- Coat the leaves with this paste. Make sure the coated layer is thin enough and roll the leaves carefully.
- Boil about 1/2 glass of water in a steamer.
- Now place all these rolls in it and cover it with a lid .Steam these for 8-10 minutes on high flame until the leaves turn soft.
- Turn off the flame and take the rolls out. Let them cool down and cut into smaller pieces.
- Heat 2-3 tbsp oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, sesame seeds, salt,red pepper powder and dry mango powder to it.When the seeds start to splatter, add the rolls to it and toss for about 2-3 minutes.
- Garnish with sesame seeds and serve.
Want more steamed recipes? Check out our Salted vegetable cake recipe here!