Monday, 1 May 2017

Ragda patties

Ragda patties is an Indian street food mostly popular in Mumbai. The patties are made with potatoes and the ragda is made with white dried peas. You could also try this with green dried peas. I would consider this a healthy chaat as there is no deep frying involved in the making of the patties. This dish makes a complete meal and is quite filling. 

Ingredients :

for the ragda :

1 cup dried white or green peas

1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp chilli powder
1 green chilli slit into two
a small piece of ginger, finely chopped
1 tablespoon jaggery powder or a small piece of jaggery
a small amla sized tamarind, soaked
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1 tablespoon oil
a pinch of asafoetida
a few curry leaves
salt to taste

for the patties :

1 kg potatoes

1 tablespoon cornflour
1/4 cup bread crumbs
oil for shallow frying

for serving :

1 cup of green chutney (click here for recipe)

1 cup of tamarind chutney' (click here for recipe)
1/2 cup of finely chopped onions
1/2 cup sev (optional)

Method :

1) Soak the dried peas overnight and pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistles. Keep aside.

2) Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds. When it starts spluttering, add curry leaves, green chillies, ginger and saute for a few minutes. Then add cooked peas, turmeric powder, chilli powder, tamarind extract, salt and mix well.

3) Mash the mixture lightly. Once it starts boiling, add lemon juice and coriander leaves.

4) For the patties, mash the potatoes thoroughly. Add salt, cornflour, bread crumbs and make patties.

5) Lightly grease a non-stick tava and cook the patties till it is brown on both sides.

6) Serve patties with ragda, green chutney, tamarind chutney, onions , sev and a sprinkle of chaat masala.

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