Friday, September 14, 2012

CHAMAKURA CHUTTALU-ARVI LEAF ROLLS(PATRA)-GRANDMA RECIPE)

Chamakura leaves of Chamadumpala plant((Arvi or colacasia or arrowroot plant leaves) are used in making this recipe. Mixture of chikpea flour and spices are made into  rough paste and applied   on  the back side of this leaves and rolled like a mat..Then these are chopped into pieces and seasoned.This is also a special telengana recipe served as a side dish.Even Gujaratis also make this but a different recipe which we  get as patra in freezer section.Anyway to share this 100 year old recipe with two variations of masala

INGREDIENTS:
  1. Arvi leaves/arrow root/chamaku/colacasia leaves:-4
  2. Oil-1/2 cup
  3. Cumin mustard-1 ts
  4. Finely chopped dry chili's-2 big
  5. Curry leaves finely chopped-2 ts
  6. MASALA PASTE:
  • Finely chopped onion medium-1
  • Ginger garlic paste-1 ts
  • Green chili's-3
  • Dhaniya powder-1 ts
  • Salt-to taste
  • Chik pea flour/chenaga pindi-2 cups
ANDHRA RUCHULU-CHAMAKURA CHUTTALU(ARROWROOT LEAF ROLLS)
PREPARATIONS:
  • Blend ingredients coarsely to make masala paste and mix with the flour add 1 ts oil and mix with hands properly
  • Apply the masala paste on the back side of leaves with hands just like paste ,and roll from the top and brush oil on each roll
  • repeat the process for remaining leaves and steam in idli maker until they are done
  • Cool them and chop into bite size pieces
  • Heat oil in a pan add cumin mustard  curryleaves and chilis
  • Add the pieces and roast well
  • Serve hot with rice and curries