Taro Leaf Snack

Taro leaf snack
Photo Credits: Priyanka Agarwal

Here’s something unique – a delicious light snack made with Arbi (Colocasia) leaves, also known as Taro leaves. Dressed in a simple gram flour batter an d double-cooked (steamed and fried), this snack is sure to make for a refreshing accompaniment to your evening tea.


  • Gram Flour (Besan)                           1 cup
  • Garam Masala                                  1/2 teaspoon
  • Ginger, grated                                  1/2 teaspoon
  • Green chilies                                    3-4
  • Taro leaves (Arbi leaves)                    8
  • Salt                                                  To taste
  • Water                                              As required
  • Cooking Oil                                      For frying


  1. Put the ginger and green chilies in a food processor or grinder and make a paste
  2. Put the gram flour (besan) in a bowl and add the ginger-green chili paste to it.
  3. Also add the salt and garam masala. Add a little water and stir to make a thick batter.
  4. Now spread the batter on each thoroughly cleaned taro leaf. Then roll them up with the battered side in. Tie each roll with a thin thread if required.
  5. Put all rolls in a microwave safe bowl or a wok (kadhai) and cover with a lid.
  6. Steam the snack in microwave for 8 minutes or for 18 – 20 minutes on low-medium heat in kadhai.
  7. When steamed perfectly, transfer to a plate and cut the rolls into bite-sized pieces.
  8. Place a kadhai with oil enough for deep frying over medium heat. Once the oil heats up, slide steamed mini-rolls in it and fry for 5 minutes.
  9. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil.
  10. Serve hot with green chutney or with tomato ketchup.

Preparation Time: 20 – 30 minutes

Serves: 2 – 3

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