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.

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

[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.

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

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!



  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!!

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

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

    Hamaree Rasoi

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

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

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

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

  8. Ragda patties looks so tempting and delicious..

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

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

  11. 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.

  12. 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..

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



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