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Patra

Charmaine D Souza

PG in Applied Nutrition and Dietetics

2 min read

 

Ease

6

Approx. Cost

INR 40

Serves

4

Cooking Time

30 Min

Ingredients list

Colocasia leaves: 4

Onion: 1

Garlic: 1

Ginger: 1 piece

Green chillies: 2

Water: 1 cup

Salt: 1 tsp

Turmeric: 1 tsp

Gram flour: 1 cup

Butter: 3 tbsp

Preparation


Step 1 :

Start by making a paste out of garlic, ginger, chillies and onion. Add the paste to gram flour and add a pinch of salt and turmeric.

Step 2 :

Now pour in water until the batter has a thick consistency. Spread this paste on each colocasia leaf and stack them on a plate.

Step 3 :

Fold and tie them into a roll. Boil the patra rolls in water for 2 minutes.

Step 4:

Cut the roll into pieces, and shallow fry them and serve.

India’s diverse geography and climate conditions can be reflected by its vegetation range, which includes an assortment of edible greens. Leafy Indian greens are a quick source of fibre and chlorophyll that can transform UR health.

Interestingly, chlorophyll’s molecular structure is similar to haemoglobin in the blood. Leafy greens are a great addition to UR diet and offer countless health benefits.

Colocasia Leaves also known as Arbi-ke-Patte are a powerhouse of β-carotene and vitamin A and K. These greens are grown throughout the year in subtropical and tropical regions. When growing these greens at home ensure you plant the colocasia tubers at least 2-4 inches deep and always keep the plant moist.

Here are some more benefits of these leaves.

Rich in antioxidants: Antioxidants help reduce inflammation in our body and takes care of our overall well -being. In the long run, it prevents diseases and boosts your heart health. Research states that body inflammation leads to autoimmune diseases and increases the risk of heart health. Using colocasia leaves in your diet helps you to reduces these risks.

Healthy Heart: Due to the nutrients present in these leaves like vitamin C, folate, vitamin A and antioxidant, it is an excellent choice to boosts your heart health. Studies have shown that including these leaves in the diet has given significant results in reduced heart diseases risk and promote healthy blood pressure. Adding a few leaves to UR soup regularly, keeps your body, especially heart, healthy.

Aids in weight loss: Since more than 90 per cent of the leaf content is water and is filled with nutrients, it easy to include them in UR diet. The high fibre promotes satiety and helps you minimise your food portions. They are low in carbohydrates and fats, helping in maintaining a healthy Body Mass Index (BMI).

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