Alu Vadi or Taro Leaf Roll

Ingredients

3 leafs washed and dried (you can use more leaves but I did not want tempt fate 3 leaves)
1/2 cup tamarind juice
3/4 cup besan/kadli hit/chana daal atta
1/2 cup jaggery cut in fine pieces (adjust as per taste)
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder (this year I have mixed Guntur and badgyi chilli powders so it is
1 teaspoon hing/asafoetida
1 tablespoon til/sesame seeds (optional)

Preparation

1
Mix the jaggery in the tamarind and wait till it dissolves. You could crush the jaggery with your fingers.
2
Add the rest of the ingredients and make a thick batter, batata wada batter consistency. Adjust the seasonings.
3
On a clean surface lay the alu leaf face down or should I say the veins should be facing you.
4
Spread a thin layer of the batter. Lay another leaf on the batter surface and spread the batter again covering the entire leaf. Repeat with the third leaf.
5
Fold the sides of the leaf and the curved edges from the top so that you get a rectangle.
6
Now make a tight roll of the leaf. Cover the leaf with the remaining batter from all sides.
7
In the pressure cooker on a metal sieve place a plate upside down now transfer the roll in the cooker and steam for 20 minutes.
8
Remove from the cooker cool it; slice the roll so that you get pinwheels. These can be eaten just like this or shallow fried.

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Yield:

4.0 servings

Added:

July 15, 2011

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