Patra is very famous snacks recipe from Gujarat state. It is made from colocasia (Arbi) leaves, with a spicy and tangy gram flour (Besan) mixture spread and stacked upon each other and rolled in a special way to form a pinwheel and then steamed. Patra can be served all alone or it can be served as a side dish in Gujarati thali. Below is the complete recipe to make patra at home.
Preparation Time: 10-15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 16-20 Minutes
Servings: 4 Persons
patra recipe by rasoi menu


– 12 Colocassia (arbi) leaves
– 1 ? cups Gram (besan) flour
– 1 teaspoon Ginger paste
– 1 teaspoon Green chilly paste
– 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
– 2 teaspoon Coriander powder
– 1 teaspoon Cumin powder
– 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder
– 2 teaspoon crushed Sesame seeds
– 2 tablespoon Tamarind pulp
– 2 tablespoon grated Jaggery
– Salt to taste
– 2 tablespoons oil
– Fresh Coriander leaves
– ? teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
– 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
– 1 tablespoon Sesame seeds
– 2 tablespoon scarped Coconut

How To Cook?

1. Add required water into the steamer and let it boil.
2. Now trim the stems of the colocassia (arbi) leaves.
3. Now in a bowl and add all the Ingredients and sufficient water and make a thick paste of it.
4. Apply this paste all over the colocassia (arbi) leaf and place another leaf over on this leaf.
5. After applying the besan paste fold the sides of the leaf and tightly roll it and place the rolls on a perforated plate then keep it in the steamer and steam it till it’s cooked completely.
6. Once it’s ready, take the rolls out from the steamer and let them cool then slice the rolls into the round shape.
7. Now, in a frying pan, heat oil and add asafetida (hing), mustard seeds and sesame seeds, when they starts splutter add the patra slices and toss it and cook it for 2-3 minutes.
8. The delicious patra is ready. Serve this hot patra with scraped coconut and coriander leaves.