Sonali Bhogle

Ingredients :
  • 5-6 colocassia leaves (Alu chi pane in Marathi)
  • 1/2 cup gram flour
  • 1/4 cup rice flour (for crispiness)
  • 1 Tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 Tsp black maharashtrian masala or garam masala
  • 1 Tsp tamarind paste
  • 2 Tsp jaggery or sugar
  • 1 Tbsp white sesame seeds
  • 1 Tsp turmeric powder
  • 1-2 Tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 Tsp asafoetida
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying

Method :

Remove stems and wash colocassia leaves. Drain and wipe off the excess water.Mix gram flour and rice flour. Add sesame seeds, black masala, tamarind paste. jaggery, chili powder, ginger-garlic paste, turmeric powder, asafoetida, salt and water to make a thick paste.Spread the paste on one leaf,spread some sesame seeds, put another leaf on it and again spread some paste on it , the sesame seeds. Like this arrange all the leaves one above the other with the layer of paste in between them.

Wrap the leaves tightly and make a roll. Tie it with a thread if required.Steam cook alu vadi for about 25 minutes.

Remove and insert a toothpick or knife into the roll to check the doneness. If the toothpick comes out clean, the roll is cooked. Let cool and slice.Heat oil in a deep frying pan. Deep fry the pieces in hot oil. Or shallow fry them on a flat griddle. Remove when golden brown and crisp. 

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