Thursday, September 7, 2017

Ragda Patties - Mumbai special!

Ragda Pattice is a dish that needs no introduction! It is a classic Maharashtrian/Mumbai street food loved by everyone. My younger one lovingly calls it - potato patties in pea soup :) So without further delay, here is the recipe:

Ingredients and Method:

For Ragda: 
2 cups Green/Yellow Vatana (Dried peas) - Soak it (preferably overnight) and cook in pressure cooker with 1 tsp turmeric powder, 1 tsp oil and 1 tsp salt. Mash lightly after cooling. Add water to adjust consistency and adjust salt to taste.

For Chutneys:
You can use Readymade chutneys from Indian store or see procedure below to make Homemade Chutneys:

Green chutney: Grind together 1 cup cilantro, 1/4th cup mint, 1/2 tsp ginger, 1/2 tsp garlic, 4-5 green chillies, cumin powder, 1 tsp lemon juice, pinch of sugar and salt to taste

Sweet chutney: Soak and grind - 15-20 dates, 2 tsp Tamarind paste, 1/4th cup jaggery, 1/2 tsp red chilli powder, 1/2 tsp - cumin powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, salt to taste

Red Chutney: Soak and grind together 5-6 red chillies, 5-6 garlic pods, 1/4th tsp red chilli powder, 1/4 tsp cumin powder, pinch of sugar, salt to taste.

For Patties:
5-6 medium sized potatoes (boiled, peeled and mashed), 2 tbsp cornflour, chopped cilantro (optional), salt as per taste, 2-3 tbsp oil for shallow frying. Boil, peel and mash potatoes along with cornflour, cilantro and salt. Make small balls from the dough and gently flatten it with your palm.Take frying pan add oil once oil is hot. Shallow fry the the patties until golden brown and crisp form both sides. Place on paper towel to drain excess oil.

For Topping:
1 onion finely chopped, 1 tomato - finely chopped, any sev variety of your choice, chopped cilantro, chaat masala, red chilli powder.

Assembling the Ragda Patties:
Put some Ragda in a serving dish, put 1 or 2 patties over it and top it with more Ragda, put some green chutney, sweet chutney and red chutney. After that add some sev of your choice, chopped onion, chopped tomato, chopped cilantro, chat masala and red chilli powder as per your taste.

Enjoy this amazingly spicy, tangy, sweet, yummy, healthy and filling dish!!

Till my next post, take care everyone :)


Rachel said...

My absolute favorite!! very very tasty :)

Shobha said...

This is my favourite snack. love it.

Ria J said...

Totally drool-worthy, mumbai special!

R said...

@Rachel: Ditto! Thanks!!

R said...

@Shobha: Same :) Thanks so much!!

R said...

@Ria J: Totally, thanks!!

Anupa Joseph (Palaharam) said...

wow... got me tempting...looks absolutely delicious

R said...

@Anupa Joseph : sure is yummy :) thanks!!

Soni said...

Great recipe!Love ragda patties any time :) Thanks for sharing!

R said...

@Soni: Thanks so much!