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Patra Bhajia

Large patra leaves (colocasia leaves) - 15-20
Tamarind extract (juice) - 1/2 cup
Gram flour (besan) - 1 cup
Chilli powder - 3 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida - 3-4 pinches
Crushed cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Powdered sugar - 3 tsp
Oil - 1tbsp
Salt to taste
For seasoning
Oil - 1 tbsp
Cumin & musard seeds - 1/2 tsp. each
Sesame seeds - 1 tsp
Coriander leaves finely chopped - 1 tbs
Coconut grated fine - 1 tbs

Method of Preparation:
Clean, wash and wipe leaves. Roll lightly with a rolling pin. Keep aside.
Mix all ingredients except those for seasoning to a thick paste. Take a leaf and place it backside up on a flat surface.Take a little paste and apply thinly all over leaf surface. Place another leaf over it. Repeat. Repeat the process on a set of 3-4 layered leaves, top layer being that of paste. Fold in the edges and roll the leaves, starting with their base towards tip. Make the roll tight and seal sides with some paste. Make more sets of 3-4 layered leaves until the paste is finished. Steam the rolls in a double boiler or steam cooker for 30-40 minutes. Cool and remove. Cut into 1/2" thick slices.
Heat oil, add cumin and mustard seeds, allow to splutter. Add sesame, coriander, and coconut. Add salt, chilli and sugar if needed. Mix well, serve hot or cold.


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