Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ragda Patties


I absolutely love street food and ragda patties is among my favourites. My Pacchi (aunt) makes mouth-watering chaat dishes and I love the masala puri she makes. I got the recipe of the "masala" of masala puri and used it as the "radga"of ragda patties. The experiment turned out great! This spicy-tangy-sweet sauce proved to be a terrific combination with the patties and I have made it several times since then.

Ragda
Ingredients:
1 1/2 cup dried white peas (yellow vatana)
1 onion
1 1/2 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp jeera powder
3/4 tsp chilli powder
2 roasted red chillies
1 green chilly
1 1/2 tbsp jaggery, chopped
1 gooseberry sized tamarind
1 tsp grated coconut (optional, I did not add.)

                   Dried White Peas

Method:
[Update - I made minor changes to the recipe the next time around and took some pictures of the process. Have updated accordingly].

Soak white peas overnight. Pressure cook with chopped onion till 90% cooked.
Grind red chillies, green chilly, jaggery, tamarind, grated coconut and all the powders with 1/4 cup water to form a smooth paste.


Add ground paste and salt to the cooked peas. Add one or two cups water if necessary and bring to a boil. The ragda should be of pouring consistency.

Patties
Ingredients:
8 medium potatoes
1/2 cup frozen green peas, thawed
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp chaat masala
Salt
1 bread slice (optional)
Bread crumbs / rava

Method
Pressure cook potatoes with peas. In a large bowl, mash the boiled potatoes and peas. Dip the bread slice in water, squeeze out all the water and mix with the mashed potaoes. [I refrigerated the mixture for an hour, for better binding]. Add chilli powder, chaat masala and salt and mix well. Shape into balls and flatten lightly with your fingers.
In a pan, heat oil / ghee. Dip either sides of the patties in bread crumbs or rava and shallow fry. [This recipe makes about 18 medium sized patties].


Serving suggestion :
Arrange ragda and patties separately. On the side, arrange date-tamarind chutney, chopped onions, coriander leaves and sev.



Just before serving, in a bowl, place two patties, pour hot ragda over them. Swirl about two spoons of date-tamarind chutney. Sprinkle about a spoon each of onions, coriander leaves and sev.



Happy eating!

Comments:


18 comments:

  1. Oooooh, I love chaat... somehow I have never had ragda patties as well. Have to go out and try to get the ingredients now, yummy!!

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  2. awesome .. when is Mallyas Cafe opening? :-0

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  3. Thanks for enlightening me !! This kind of chaat is new to me. Got to try this one. Looks very tasty

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  4. hi,
    looks delicious. At our house we used to make this patties using sweet potato.

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  5. Wowwwwwwwww.. looks simply awesome and perfect dear.. lovely presentation.. thanks for the wonderful recipe :)

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  6. These ragda pattis look amazing .I love the clicks too.

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  7. Ragda patties look so tempting and perfect !!!

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  8. Ragda patties looks so tempting and delicious..

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  9. Ragada patties looks awesome.

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  10. This is new to me as well... Looks so inviting and a filling chaat..

    http://krithiskitchen.blogspot.com

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  11. Am just drooling here, wat an irresistible chaat, can have it anytime..

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  12. Tried this out today. Halved the ingredients since I was cooking for two. Came out amazing. A little effort for a Monday, will definitely do this again when I have guests over.

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  13. Tried this today .. got a thumbsup frm S ! Was great with tea.. I didnt't have much time to make the date\ tamarind chutney. though it would have been xtra tasty.. but just having it plain was enough to satisfy ones hunger..

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  14. I've never tried it at home yet... Got to try it ASAP looks so yummy

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