This dish originated from the western coast of India, where it is known by many names – patra, patrodo and patrode. In fact, each part of the country has its own version and spin to this very healthy snack. The star of this dish are the colocasia leaves, a green, heart-shaped leaf that is filled with nutrients. Charmaine D'Souza, nutritionist and author of Kitchen Clinic, shares her version of this traditional dish.

By URLife Team
05 Apr 2020

Colocasia leaves or locally known in north India as arbi ke patte, are a powerhouse of β-carotene and vitamins A and K. These greens are grown throughout the year in subtropical and tropical regions. Due to the nutrients present in these leaves such as vitamin C, folate, vitamin A and antioxidants, it boosts your heart health. Studies have shown that adding these leaves in the diet has given significant results in reduced heart disease risk and promotes healthy blood pressure.


Since more than 90 per cent of the leaf content is water and is filled with nutrients, it is easy to include them in your 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).


Patra - Full Recipe

  • 6
  • 156
    K calories
  • 5
  • 3/10

Easy Steps


Using a wet muslin cloth, clean each colocasia leaf.


For the filling, in a food processor, add the garlic, ginger, chillies and onion and blend into a paste.


Add the paste to gram flour and add a pinch of salt and turmeric and blend again.


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

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

Fold and tie each leaf into a roll.


In a separate pan, boil some water. Next, boil the rolls in water for 2 minutes till each roll becomes firm.


Take the rolls out and let them cool. Cut the rolls into smaller pieces. Next shallow fry each roll and serve.

Nutritive Value
  • Carbohydrates: 24.5g
  • Protein: 5.5g
  • Fat: 9.8g
  • Fibre: 3g



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