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.


11 responses to PATTA PASTRY

  1. Oh yes our gran parents must be thinking “why did we not think of all these easy methods”. This is a great idea Mitzi

  2. thanks for reminding me about patta – have not cooked it for a while

  3. What a delightfully simple recipe. I will look out for patta the next time I’m in Rylands (a suburb in Cape Town well populated with Indian shops) and give it a try :) xx

  4. I’m impressed, I must say. Really rarely do I encounter a blog that’s both educative and entertaining, and let me tell you, have hit the nail on the head. Your idea is outstanding; the issue is something that not enough people are speaking intelligently about. I am very happy that I stumbled across this in my search for something relating to this.

  5. Love Puri Pattas! never knew you buy the filling frozen as well, interesting I will be looking out for them. This looks amazingly easy and I’m sure they taste just as good as the traditional Puri Pattas.

  6. I noticed in the picture you used Fatimas favourite foods yummy.Theres are the best!

    • They are delicious – also so convenient – saves us the hassle of making our own. Thanks for visiting my blog, Zuraida.

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