Patrode Oggarane Recipe, How to make Patrode

Patrode, also known as Patra or Pathrode, is a traditional dish from the southern Indian state of Karnataka. It is made using colocasia leaves that are layered with a mixture of spiced rice and lentil batter. This layered preparation is then rolled, steamed, and sliced into rounds. The resulting dish is a flavorful and nutritious delicacy, often enjoyed as a snack or a side dish. Karnataka Patrode highlights the culinary diversity of the region and is appreciated for its harmonious blend of textures and flavors, with the richness of colocasia leaves and the aromatic lentil-rice mixture.

Step by step method to make the patrode with pictures for each step. Dish from malenaaDu - Patrode. It is made from colocasia leaves (taro, kesuve or arbi) stuffed with rice flour and flavorings such as spices, tamarind, and jaggery. One of the mouth watering dish from karnataka.


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  1. Clean the leaves and trim the stem as shown.
  2. Soak rice and dals for minimum 2 hrs.
  3. Grind the dals , cumin seeds, coriander seeds to a fine paste.
  4. Add chilli powder, soaked tamarind to the above and grind it again.
  5. like this
  6. Transfer it to a bowl and the consistency should be like dosa batter or as shown.
  7. Now place a big leaf on a flat surface upside down like this.
  8. Spread thin layer ground masala on the leaf.
  9. Now keep the second leaf on top of the first one.
  10. Repeat the same procedure.
  11. Now keep the 3rd leaf and follow the above step. You can layer 3 to 4 leaves.
  12. Fold the bottom layer like this.
  13. Fold the other side too.
  14. Again spread masala on the folded leaf like this.
  15. Now start rolling from the bottom as shown.
  16. Like this.
  17. Keep it aside. And follow the above steps to make the other rolls.
  18. Once we are done with all leaves, keep the cooker with water in it or the idli maker on the stove.If you are using pressure cooker don't use the weight. Grease the plate where you are keeping the rolls.
  19. Place all the rolls and steam cook these on medium heat for 30 to 40 minutes or until it is cooked.
  20. Once it is cooked, to check prick a fork, it should come out clean.
  21. Transfer it on to a plate and let it cool.
  22. Then cut this into small pieces.
  23. Like this.
  24. Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat.Once it is hot enough add mustard seeds. Once the mustard seeds pops, add the dals. Fry it until it turns golden brown.
  25. Now add the cut rolls along with turmeric powder and curry leaves. Fry this on medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes.
  26. Finally add 3 tsp coconut oil and coconut, mix it and turn off the heat.
  27. Patrode oggarane is ready to serve. Enjoy!


  • There are different varieties of taro leaves, one you may get pinching, or itching sensation. That is the reason we use more tamarind here. But some varieties don't.