Uttarakhand | Patudi

Uttarakhand | Patudi





250g greens (you can use any leafy green of your choice), chopped fine

1 green chilli, minced

1 tbsp (or just enough to bind) besan (chickpea flour)

Salt to taste but on the lesser side as greens are inherently salty

Oil to pan-fry


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Place the chopped greens in a large bowl or plate. Add salt, chillies and mix. Add the besan, start with 1 tbsp and add more if required. There should be enough flour to bind the greens. When a handful of the mixture, squeezed in your fist, holds, you are set.

Heat a non-stick pan on medium flame. Add a little oil to the pan and drop in a handful of the green mixture. Flatten to form a small patty. Allow to cook. When the side in contact with the pan is golden going on brown, flip over and cook the other side. Continue till done. Serve hot. 

Recipe courtesy Rushina Munshaw Ghildiyal, a food writer who blogs at A Perfect Bite.