Paalak Patra

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 34 big palak leaves
  • 2 cups - bengal gram flour (besan)
  • 3 tbsp - rice flour
  • lemon size ball of tamarind
  • 2 tsp - sugar or jaggery
  • 1/4 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp - ginger-green chilli paste
  • 1 tsp - garlic paste (optional)
  • 1 tsp - pav bhaji masala
  • Salt for taste
  • Seasoning-
  • 1 tsp - sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp - mustard seeds
  • 2 tsp - oil
  • Garnishing-
  • 2 tbsp - grated coconut
  • 1 tbsp - chopped coriander leaves

How to Make Paalak Patra

  • Soak the sugar and tamarind water.
  • Wash and soak palak leaf in ice cold water at least one hour.
  • Mix together all the ingredients and tamarind water. Make it a slight thicker paste (consistency enough to apply).
  • Keep one leaf with the pointed part towards you. Apply the paste fully, next place another leaf but with the pointed side away from you like this apply the paste for 4 leaves.
  • Fold the sides slightly and make small cylinders.
  • Steam in a steamer for 15 mins.
  • Cut it in thin strips and keep aside.
  • Temper by heating the oil in the pan, adding the mustard seeds and sesame seeds and stirring for 30 seconds.
  • Toss the paatras in the pan and stir for a few minutes.
  • Serve hot garnished with coriander and coconut.