Alu Vadi/PatraTaro /Colocasia Leaves -6
To make sticky paste
- Besan /Chickpea flour -3/4 th cup
- Rice flour-1 tbsp
- Tamarind pulp - 2 tblsp
- Grated jaggery-2 tbsp
- Turmeric powder- 1/4 th tsp
- Red chili powder- 2 tsp
- Hing/Asafoetida- 2 pinch
- Coriander powder-1 tsp
- Cumin powder-1 tsp
- Salt to taste
- Oil as required .
- Grated fresh coconut- 4 tsp
- Roasted White sesame seeds- 2 tsp
- Chopped coriander leaves- 2 tsp
since 6 leaves, so use 3 leaves for each roll.
Remove fibre from the leaves n wash thoroughly .
Pat the leaves dry .
In a bowl add besan, rice flour, grated jaggery, hing, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, tamarind pulp n salt . Mix well , then add little water to make a sticky paste ..dont make it as a dough nor too watery ... should be medium consistency .
Place a huge leaf on the wooden board with back surface up and stalk end towards you. Smear the paste all over the leaf n place smaller leaf over it n apply the paste again . now fold n roll them , smear the fold with paste n shape them as cylinder tightly ... n steam for about 20 mts.
Allow the steamed rolls to cool completely ... n then make 1 n 1/2 inch thick slices n either deep fry or shallow fry it . remove on a tissue paper.
Arrange the fried vadis on a plate n sprinkle grated coconut, coriander leaves n white sesame seeds ..
Serve hot !