Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ragda Patties ( Potato cutlets in a white pea gravy)

Ragda Patties
Ragda patties is another street food which comes in the category of 'chaat' in India. The ingredients for Ragda pattes are 'white vatana' or dry white/yellow whole peas (which makes the main part of the ragda/curry) and potatoes for the patties/cutlets. 
Ingredients for the Patties:
  • Potatoes:4-5 big (I use the red skin potatoes as they don't get too mushy when boiled and mashed)
  • Ginger+garlic paste: 1 tbsp
  • Green chillies: 1-2 (finely chopped)
  • Onion: 1 small/1/2 big (chopped fine)
  • Cilantro/coriander leaves: 1 small bunch (finely chopped)
  • Rava/semolina/frarina: 1 cup (to coat the patties)*
  • Salt : to taste
  • Oil: 2 tbsp (for shallow frying)
*I use rava/semolina(cream of wheat) to coat the patties before frying as it tends to absorb less oil. You can also use bread/bread crumbs.
  1. Boil and mash the potatoes.
  2. Add the ginger+garlic paste,chopped onions, green chillies,cilantro and salt and mix it well with the potatoes.
  3. Check for salt. Make 15-20 portions of this mix, flatten into a cutlet/patties.
  4. Roll the patties in the rava.
  5. Heat the oil in a pan, when it's hot, add the patties and shallow fry till it becomes golden brown. Remove from pan.
Ingredients for the Ragda:
  • White vatana/dry white peas: 1 cup(soaked overnight)
  • Onion: 1 small/1/2 big (finely chopped)
  • Tomatoes: 3 (finely chopped)
  • Ginger+garlic paste: 2 tsp
  • Zeera/cumin seeds: 1 tsp
  • Bay leaves: 1
  • Chole masala: 1 tbsp
  • Water: 1-2 cups (depending on how thick you want the gravy)
  • Chili powder,amchur(dry mango powder),chaat masala : to taste (optional)
  • Salt: to taste
  • Oil: 2tsp
  1. Pressure cook the vatana/white peas in about two cups of water. Keep aside.
  2. Heat the oil. Add the zeera/cumin seeds and the bay leaves.
  3. Then add the chopped onions and fry till it changes colour.
  4. Add the ginger+garlic paste and the chole masala and fry till the oil leaves the sides.
  5. Add the chopped tomatoes and stir till the tomatoes are cooked.
  6. Add the vatana, water,salt and let it cook for one boil.
  7. Check for taste(you can add the chili powder,amchur and chaat masala if needed).
To serve the ragda patties:
  1. Place two patties on a quarter plate/bowl.
  2. Pour the ragda (curry)over the patties.
  3. Garnish with freshly chopped onions and cilantro.
  4. Add a dollop of tamarind+date chutney on top (you can also add some 'sev' on top) and serve.
Enjoy Ragda Patties  in any season!


Pavithra Elangovan said...

Hi sweta hru ? seeing u after a long time with my fav chaat..looks toooo good and tempting dear. wish to see u often.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

love ragda patties... these look yum!
How have you been ?

sangeeta said...

Hi have you been ??
long time since you posted anything. Chaats are my all time favorites and this is one of the chaats which can be made healthy n low fat.

Hari Chandana P said...

Wowwwwwwwwww.. very tempting and spicy recipe.. yum yum yumm :)

Joyti said...

Wow, that looks SO delicious!

Mother Rimmy said...

This looks like a heart-warming meal for fall. Lovely!

Angie's Recipes said...

Hiiiiii! Where have you been?
This looks like a great comfort meal!

chow and chatter said...

great eats lovely to see you blogging miss ya

love Rebecca

Anonymous said...

This sounds terrific, glad to see you here!

Lori said...

Glad to see your post pop up! I just posted last week about what a difficult time I am having with cooking good Indian foods. I need to follow your lead more closely. :)

MelindaRD said...

I definitely think I would love to try this.

Ameena said...

I love the idea to use Cream of Wheat instead of breadcrumbs because I hate the way potato kabobs soak up oil when they are fried!

These look amazing!

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Best dish for evening..

Recipeswap said...

I love ragda patties,looks very good too.

Unknown said...

I love chola and alu tikki. Perfect for Rainy season :)

Sweta (My Indian Dietitian) said...

@ Pavitra, HCOF, Sangeeta-doing good,yes took a break for sometime :)
@Chandana,Indie Tea-yes it was certainly yum,yum yummy :)
@Mother Rimmy-yes, it's a perfect snack for fall!
@Angie-doing great.How are you?
@Reb-great to be back :)
@5 Star Foodie,Lori- :)
@Melinda-you might have to tone down the spices though.
@Ameena-healthy food doesn't always taste bad ;)
@N33ma, Ghazala-love chaat in any season :)