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
- Put the ginger and green chilies in a food processor or grinder and make a paste
- Put the gram flour (besan) in a bowl and add the ginger-green chili paste to it.
- Also add the salt and garam masala. Add a little water and stir to make a thick batter.
- 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.
- Put all rolls in a microwave safe bowl or a wok (kadhai) and cover with a lid.
- Steam the snack in microwave for 8 minutes or for 18 – 20 minutes on low-medium heat in kadhai.
- When steamed perfectly, transfer to a plate and cut the rolls into bite-sized pieces.
- 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.
- Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels to drain excess oil.
- Serve hot with green chutney or with tomato ketchup.
Preparation Time: 20 – 30 minutes
Serves: 2 – 3