Monday, November 19, 2012

Ragda Patties

I love chats. Once a month I always make Bhel, Pani puri, Sev Usal, Ragda patties. Today is Ragda Patties turn. One of those tasty treats from Indian street foods specially Northern and Eastern India.

This is what it is: A fried potato patty topped with a tasty peas curry and garnished with tangy sauces. It is yet another snack that makes an easy transition to a one-dish meal. Piping hot and layered with several flavors, it is also a cold-weather favorite for me.

This dish is called ragda patties where I come from, ragda being the spicy curry ("ragda" comes from the word for "churned" reflecting the way you vigorously stir the curry to blend the flavors). The word "patties" means, well, the potato patties but the word is pronounced "pattice" (rhyming with "lattice") for some strange reason! Versions of this dish are popular all over India, and the North Indian version is called aloo tikki chaat

But you know me, i always make some twist in it. So in pattise I mix shreeded carrot and in Ragda  I put soya Granules, its gives nice chewy factor in it  and tasty too.

Ingredients :  For Patties

3 boiled potatoes

1 shredded carrot
Finely chopped ginger , green chilies 
finely chopped coriander leaves
salt to taste
lime juice

For ragda

1 cup White or yellow Vatana (dried yellow or green peas)
1 onion
2 tomatoes
1 tsp turmeric powder
2 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp dhania jeera powder
1 big spoon ginger, garlic , green chili paste
5-6 black peppers
1 tsp tamarind paste
salt to taste
2 tsp oil

For Garnish : 

Tamarind chutney
coriander- mint chutney
garlic chutney
sev, coriander leaves, 
onion, tomatoes, few pomegranate seeds


For patties:

Mix all ingredients of patties and make a round ball and flatten it little bit. 
In non stick pan , put patties and cook on both sides. I don't put oil in it but if you want you can put oil and cook it. keep it aside.

For ragda:
Soak Peas overnight in water. then pressure cook till it's done.

To make Ragda :

 make paste of rest of the ragda ingredients in mixture except oil.
Heat oil in non stick pan, add the paste and cook it till oil floats on top.
Add pressure cook peas in it.
If water is not there, add some water to make right constituency. 
when it's done take one serving bowl put patties in it, pour hot ragda mix and top it with chutneys and sev, coriander leaves, onion, tomatoes and eat it.

That's what I called comfort food on cold night. 

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  1. thanks for sharing this. looks delicious

  2. I love chaats of all kinds and Ragda patties are my favorite esp. when it's fall/winter. Tasty and warming! :) Love the addition of carrots and soy granules.

  3. I luv chaats...ragda patties looks so droolworthy.

  4. an tasty & delish platter of my fav chaat dish!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  5. I love chaats too... That is mouth watering...

  6. looks delicious,thanks for sharing with Event :Cook like a Celebrity Chef

  7. My favourite chaat. Thanks for linking to the event at my place


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