This winter season when chai is our fav beverage, snacks are obvious! So make these interesting pakoras which are a specialty of many states in different ways.

Patode or Patre or Arbi Ke Pakore Recipe Card

Healthy, interesting & amazing for the cold season, this recipe is delicious when paired with tea.

Total Time :
70 min
Preparation Time :
30 min
Cooking Time :
40 min
Servings :
Cooking Level :
Kishori Sud


  • 2 cups besan/chick pea flour
  • 8 medium size colocassia Leaves or arbi Ke patte
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • Salt
  • to taste
  • 1/2 tsp dry mango powder
  • 1/2 tsp dhania powder
  • 1/2 tsp jeera powder
  • 2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • Water for batter
  • Oil for frying


Step 1
Cut the central stem of the softest arbi leaves and remove the hard membranes with a knife.
Step 2
Wash them and pat dry with a kitchen towel. Set aside.
Step 3
In a bowl mix besan, salt, red chili powder, coriander powder, ginger garlic powder, amchur and jeera powder.
Step 4
Add water and make a paste but bit by bit and keep stirring but make sure the batter is not very thick nor very thin.
Step 5
Place one leaf on a flat surface with the glossy and smooth part facing down and spread the batter generously on top.
Step 6
Place another leaf on top of it and do this 5-6 times. If the leaves are very big then 4 leaves should be enough.
Step 7
Fold the ends from both sides and start rolling them from one end.
Step 8
Keep applying the batter in the inner side also.
Step 9
Do the same with another set of leaves and keep them ready to be steamed. Heat water in a vessel.
Step 10
Cover with a lid and steam for 15 minutes on high heat. Once steamed, they should be non sticky.
Step 11
Let them cool down and then cut them into slices using a sharp knife.
Step 12
Heat oil in a kadhai and fry them till crisp and brown.
Step 13
Sprinkle some chat masala or sesame seeds on it and serve.