Rikwach (colcasia Leaf Pakora)

Rikwatch is a snack quite popular in Bihar and Uttarpradesh. The main ingredient is ‘ Kacchu / Arbi Ka patta’ or Colcasia leaves. It is traditionally made during ‘ Sawan Ka Mahina’ which according to English calendar is mid July till mid August . It is also ritually made on Mahalaya, which is the day for performing rituals for forefathers in Hindus.

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Sapna Shaw's Secret Indian Recipe !

Preparation Time: 
30 mintues
Cooking Time: 
30 mintues


Kacchu Patta 12 pieces
Channa dal (Bengal gram lentil) 100 grams (3.5 ounce soaked for 4 hours)
Urad dal (Black Gram / black lentil) 100 grams ((3.5 ounce soaked for 4 hours)
Rice 4 tablespoon (soaked for 4 hours)
Cumin seeds 2 tablespoon
Green chillies 4 pieces
Asafoetida 1 tablespoon
Salt 1 tablespoon
Mustard oil 5 tablespoon
Grind the channa dal, urad dal, rice, asafetida, salt, cuminseeds and greenchillies along with ½ cup of water till it become smooth batter.
Wash the Kacchu patta and let it dry. Over a large plate place one kacchu patta nad then apply a coat of batter over it. Cover it with another kacchupatta and again apply a coat of batter. Follow this until all the leaves are covered. Then Roll the leaves and seal the ends by applying a coat of batter.
In a large pan pour 1 litre of water and place the roll over a sieve, cover it with a lid and steam it for 15-20 mintues. Alternatively one can use a steamer.
To know if it is cooked or not, take a knife and poke it in the roll. If it comes out clean then the roll has been properly steamed. Take it out and cut small round tikkias from the roll (you can see layers of Kacchupatta and batter clearly) and deep fry them. Rikwach is ready. Serve it with coriander chutney.