Monday, February 23, 2015

Beautiful fusion of Patras!!!

While on Vacation in India, my eldest Aunt was visited us from California! She is a gem of recipes in her way and makes me learn the easiest of all ways in cooking :) I am yet learning and implementing it in my daily life :) 

When we talk about iron, first thing comes is Spinach!!! Eat more Spinach, and you will have excellent iron intake in your body!! So this is a great match for those of you who don't like eating Spinach!!!! SPINACH PATRA's! Heard it right, SPINACH PATRAS :) :) :) :) 

Let's quickly look at Ingredients:

  • Washed and dried bunch of Spinach
  • 4-5 tbsp - Besan/Chickpea flour
  • 2 tbsp - Sooji/Rava/Semolina
  • 1 tsp - Ajwain 
  • Green chilli/Ginger paste according to taste
  • 1 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 2-3 tbsp - Plain white yogurt
  • Salt to the taste
  • 3-4 tsp - Sesame seeds
  • 1-2 tsp - sugar 
  • 1 -2 tsp - Amchur/Mango powder (optional, I added to give the khatta mettha taste)
  • Few drops of lemon. 
For tempering:
  • 2 tsp - Oil
  • 1 tsp - Mustard Seeds/Rai
  • 2 tsp - Sesame Seeds
  • 1 tsp - Sugar
  • 1 tsp - Lime juice 
  • Cilantro leaves for garnish along with coconut flakes
Mix all the ingredients together and give it a good mix. Add little water if needed! Do not make the batter too watery!

Washed and dried spinach. In case you are unable to dry the spinach, don't add the water in the batter as spinach will leave the water.

Slowly add the spinach into the batter and give mix. 

Give it a mix. 

Place it in a tray. Boil the water in the vessel and place the tray into it. Let it cook for around 30-40 minutes. Meanwhile, clean all your vessels ;) :) :) 

Once cooked, check with knife if it comes out clean it's done! Let it cool down completely and then cut it into pieces. 

I froze it and did not temper it immediately! You can temper it just exactly the Patras we eat and serve hot to family and see the magic :) :) 

Happy Cooking!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the recipe. I have been making this quite frequently. My toddler loves it too. I tried it with kale as well, it tastes amazing. thanks so much!