Saina is an unusual crispy green leaf snack served with chutney.
big taro (dasheen) leaves or any other similar big leaf
mung bean flour
Water, as required
Garlic to taste
Salt to taste
Remove the stalk and big veins of the taro leaves.
Mix the mung bean flour and water until you have a thick paste.
Leave it for 30 minutes.
Then add the rice flour, chopped pepper, cumin, chopped garlic, salt and mix into the paste.
Apply the paste to the vein side of each of the 4 leaves and stack the leaves on top of each other.
Make two rolls of 4 leaves each: roll tightly while folding the sides inward. Optional: tie with a thread to hold the leaf roll in place while steaming.
Steam the rolls for 10 minutes and remove thread if used. (They can be eaten steamed or fried.)
Cut the rolls in slices of 1 – 2 cm and deep fry the slices.
Serve the saina hot with a tomato or green chilli chutney or another sauce that you prefer to dip it in.