Ankur Oil Industries


Recipe for Patra
  • Preparation time: 10 min
  • Cooking time: 25 min
  • Serves: 4


  • Alavi leaves-12 nos.
  • Besan -2 cups
  • Ginger chilli paste - 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida -1/4 tsp
  • Jaggery -1/2 cup
  • Tamarind -2 tsp soaked in water
  • Salt to taste
  • Soda- pinch of
  • Ankur Oil- 1/2 cup
  • Mustard seeds -1 tsp
  • Sesame seeds -2 tsp
  • Chopped coriander -2 tsp


  • Mix besan, tamarind water, ginger chilli paste, asafoetida, salt and water to make thick paste and add pinch of soda.
  • Wash Alavi leaves and dry it. Place the leaves with the vein side facing you on a clean dry surface and remove the veins using a sharp knife.
  • Apply little besan mixture and spread it with your fingers to make an even layer.
  • Apply little besan mixture on another leaf and place it in on the first one.
  • Continue same for 3 more leaves.
  • Roll it up tightly, while applying besan mixture with each fold. Keep aside.
  • Repeat same with the remaining leaves and besan mixture to make roll and steam in a steamer for 20 minutes.
  • When cool, cut into thick slices. Keep aside.
  • Heat Ankur Oil in a kadhai and add the mustard seeds and sesame seeds to crackle. Add cut Patra slices and stir fry for 2 minutes
  • Garnish with coriander and serve with chutney