Surti Patra

A Perfect Snack to Savor

The Surti Patra recipe originated in the city of Surat, India. It is a delicious snack made from colocasia leaves, gram flour, and various spices.

Surti Patra

If you're looking for a mouthwatering snack that combines the flavors of Gujarat and Maharashtra, look no further than Surti Patra! This delectable dish is made with colocasia (taro) leaves, besan (gram flour), and a blend of aromatic spices. Surti Patra is not only delicious but also packed with nutrients. It's an excellent option for an evening snack or even a light lunch. In this blog, we'll walk you through the process of preparing Surti Patra for two people. So, let's get started and treat your taste buds to this delightful culinary adventure!

Prep Time 15 mins Cook Time 30 mins Total Time 45 mins Difficulty: Advanced Servings: 2 Calories: 600 Kcal Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


For the Surti Patra rolls:

For the tempering:


  1. Preparing the Colocasia (Taro) Leaves:
    • Rinse the colocasia leaves thoroughly and pat them dry using a kitchen towel.
    • Trim off the thick veins from the backside of the leaves, as they can be tough to chew.
    • Keep the leaves aside while you prepare the gram flour batter.
  2. Preparing the Gram Flour Batter:
    • In a mixing bowl, combine besan, Jaggery, ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala, amchur powder, and salt.
    • Gradually add water to the mixture and whisk well until you achieve a thick batter with a medium consistency. Ensure there are no lumps in the batter.
  3. Assembling and Rolling the Surti Patra:
    • Place one colocasia leaf on a clean, flat surface, with the shiny side facing down.
    • Spread a thin layer of the gram flour batter evenly over the entire leaf using the back of a spoon.
    • Place another leaf on top of the batter-coated leaf and repeat the process until you have a stack of four leaves.
    • Gently roll the stacked leaves from one end to the other, forming a tight cylindrical shape.
    • Repeat the process with the remaining colocasia leaves and batter.
  4. Steaming the Surti Patra Rolls:
    • Place the rolled colocasia leaves in a steamer and steam them for approximately 15-20 minutes or until they are cooked through.
    • Insert a toothpick or a knife into the rolls to check if they are cooked. If it comes out clean, they are ready.
  5. Tempering and Serving:
    • Heat oil in a small pan for tempering.
    • Add mustard seeds and let them crackle. Then, add sesame seeds, asafoetida, and curry leaves. Sauté for a few seconds until aromatic.
    • Remove the steamed Surti Patra rolls from the steamer and let them cool for a few minutes.
    • Cut the rolls into bite-sized pieces.
    • Drizzle the tempering mixture over the cut Surti Patra pieces, ensuring they are coated well.
    • Serve the delicious Surti Patra warm as an evening snack or a light lunch option.
  6. Conclusion:
    • Surti Patra is a delightful snack that showcases the rich and diverse flavors of Gujarat and Maharashtra. With its blend of spices and the earthy taste of taro leaves, it's a treat for the senses. By following this recipe, you can easily prepare a batch of Surti Patra rolls to enjoy with a loved one. So, gather the ingredients, roll up your sleeves, and embark on this culinary adventure to create a memorable snack that will leave you craving for more!
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 100 gm

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 191kcal
Calories from Fat 27kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Sodium 950mg40%
Total Carbohydrate 32g11%
Dietary Fiber 9g36%
Sugars 5g
Protein 5g10%

* * The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Hi, I am Madhavi, a culinary enthusiast and the creative mind behind Madhavicooks, an inspiring cooking blog that takes you on a delightful journey through the flavors and aromas of the culinary world.

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