November 11, 2012 in snacks savoury
The traditional savoury snack, puri pattas, which requires time and effort to make, has evolved into so many interesting varieties in taste, shape and presentation and will amaze and bemuse the old grans who spent hours making and preparing this snack in the “old days”. This recipe using ready- made puff pastry and ready -made pattas which are usually stocked in most Indian spice shops can be prepared in a less than an hour and is a boon for today busy mothers.
Pattas are layered madumbi leaves which is spread with a spicy batter and rolled into a swiss roll and is then cooked by steaming, then sliced and lightly fried or baked and traditionally served with puri (it’s a soft deep fried bread).
It’s now been given a modern twist and is prepared in many ways some of which is with the pattas being enclosed and baked in pastry, fried in spring rolls or samoosa pastry.
8 Slices of patta
1 x puff pastry
Juice of 1 lemo
n 2 Tablespoon cooking oil
3 Tablespoon chilli sauce
Open out the pastry and place on a flat board.
Evenly spread the chilli sauce on the rectangular shaped pastry.
Loosen the patha slices into ribbon like pieces and place it on the pastry from end to the next, making sure to leave a ½ inch gap only at the bottom.
Cut the lemon into half and squeeze the lemon juice over the patha.
Start rolling the pastry tightly from the top like a swiss roll. Seal the bottom edges tightly.
Smear the oil on an oven tray. Evenly cut the patta into 1cm to 2 cm slices and flatten it slightly. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 C for 30 minutes.
Serve with chutneys.