Recipe of Aluchi Vadi – Fantabulous Teatime Snack!

I am a passionate teacher and love hanging around with children. I keep observing every child and sometimes feel I have a lot to learn from the new generation. I also spend good time in my kitchen by discovering new recipes that would impress my husband and make my little daughter happy. Indian recipes and especially the tea time snacks are my favorite trials. Making something different every day is fun! But I keep hunting for quick recipes that can be easily prepared with A few ingredients.


Being in Maharashtra, traditional snacks are prepared in great varieties. Sour, sweet or spicy, ample recipes are available. Some of the mouthwatering dishes like Pani Puri, Vada Pav, Usal Pav, and more are popular all the world. Here is another superb recipe, which is unique and traditionally delicious! It is a popular snack known as ‘Aluchi vadi’ or ‘Paatra’. It is dish prepared with Colocasia or taro leaves. Here is a glance on how to make the Aluchi delight.


Required ingredients:


1. Colocasia leaves – 4 Nos.


2. Besan or chickpea flour – 1 cup


3. One big lime or tamarind pulp- 2 tsp


4. Green chillies - 3 Nos.


5. Red chilly powder – 1tsp.


6. Sugar or grated jaggery- 1 tbsp.


7. Ginger garlic paste – 1tsp


8. Cumin powder-1tsp


9. Asafetida - I pinch


10. Baking soda -1/4 tsp


11. Ajwain -1tsp ( optional)


12. Salt to taste


13. Water  as per requirement


14. Vegetable or any refined oil for frying



Method of Aluchi Vadi
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Method of preparation:


  • Wash the taro leaves thoroughly and cut off the stems. Use half of tamarind pulp to coat the leaves and set aside for it to dry.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the batter. Mix all ingredients (2-13) and form a spreading thick batter.
  • Take the leaf and apply the batter on the reverse, keep the next leaf half way down and apply the coating. 
  • Coated leaves can be rolled from one end to the other tightly, which makes a thick roll.
  • Next step is to cook it in a steamer or idly cooker. The approximate cooking time is 15 minutes.
  • Wait for the pan to cool down.
  • Open the steamer to find the delicious tora rolls.
  • Cut the rolls into equally sized pieces.
  • Now the last and final step is to deep fry the cut pieces in any cooking oil.
Aluchi Vadi
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Serve the yummy snack with hot masala tea.

I hope you will enjoy it and also feel free to leave your comments.

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