Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ragda Patties with a twist!

I have spoken about my love for Mumbai and its food in my previous post. Ragda patties is one such dish that I first tasted in my house in Mangalore when my pacchi visited us. It was during one of her visits during our vacations that she made this speically for us. Until then we did not know about this wonderful dish. Once I tasted it..I was hooked on to it. The procedure too was very simple. Though I had eaten it many times at roadside vendors, I had never attempted to prepare it at home until I came here. Since we have a week long off here due to the Chinese New year (Spring festival) I get a lot of time to cook and enjoy with the company of my hubby. It was on one such day that I made this. I did not have dried yellow peas so I used Chickpeas, hence the twist in the tale :D  I followed the recipe that I remembered how my aunt prepared some 13 years ago ;) and the taste was wonderful :D

Here is what's needed:
For Ragda
1 cup Chickpea (Soaked overnight and pressure cooked until soft)
1 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp roasted Cumin and Coriander powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
Salt to taste
1/2 tsp Oil

1) Heat Oil in a pan and add in jeera. When it starts spluttering pour the cooked chickpeas, spice  powder and salt to taste. 
2) Mash few chickpeas to make the gravy thicker. Add water to bring the curry to pouring consistency. Give a rolling boil and switch off. 
P.S: If you like your ragda to be spicy you can add chilli powder.

For Patties:
3-4 boiled Potatoes
1/2 - 1 tsp red chilli powder
1/2 tsp Chat masala
finely chopped coriander leaves 
salt to taste
Breadcrumbs (optional)

1) Mash Potatoes and mix well all the ingredients given for Patties except oil and breadcrumbs.
2) Heat a tava. Make small balls of the patties mixture. Roll them into breadcrumbs slightly and flatten them. Place the patties on tava and shallow fry until done.

I did not have breadcrumbs in hand so directly shallow fried the patties on tava with little oil.

Sweet Chutney/Tamarind Chutney:
 I just soaked equal parts of tamarind and jaggery together in little water for 1/2 an hour. Squeezed the tamarind out. Added salt and chilli powder to taste. We do not get dates here so skipped it :)

To Serve:
Place 2 patties on a plate. Pour a ladle full of ragda. Top up with little tamarind chutney, finely chopped onion & corinader leaves. Sprinkle some sev on top and serve immediately.

Sending this Yellow dish over to Harini who is hosting FIC Yellow
Also sending this over to Srivalli who is hosting My Legume Love Affair - Seventh Helping
which is the brain child of Susan of The Well - Seasoned Cook. Finally this goes to JFI-Chickpea hosted at Sometime foodie the brain child of Indira of Mahanandi.


Priya Suresh said...

Excellent n mouthwatering dish Uj...had them long back..

Ashwini said...

too good.. yummy looking. love this dish..
UJ - there is a Lemonade Award for you in my blog..

FH said...

I made it once with Green dry peas. Chickpeas are a great twist and healthy too. Looks so good, I want some Samosas now to top with this! I will try the recipe!:))

Recipeswap said...

Chickpeas is a wonderful twist.Looks great.Love this kind of food anytime,anywhere.

Namrata Kini said...

A nice twist in the ragda patties. I too made one few days back. Enjoy the holidays.

ms said...

I love ragada patties too! I make them with dried green peas or kabuli chana. Thanks for sending in this delicious entry to JFI Chickpea!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

bookmarked to try.. i have only tasted at my friend's place. never made.looks gorgeous.

anudivya said...

That almost looks like a chaat. Pretty tempting.

Dershana said...

Looks really nice, ujwal! glad that your hubby has finally got time off and you are both enjoying urself.

Finla said...

Wowo wish i had that plate now. I would finish them in just minutes.

Varsha Vipins said...

Am drooling..We used to have all sorts of this in Pune..mouth watering..:)

AnuSriram said...

Thats an easy recipe.. Looks tempting!

CurryLeaf said...

Lovely never tried this dish.But had heard a lot about it.Looks spicy and wonderful.Will try.

Divya Kudua said...

Hmm..lovely.Have heard so much about this dish..but havent tasted it yet..your recipe sounds quite simple,with a chickpea twist..will try making..btw,hows your health now??

Cham said...

I ve tasted with peas , chick peas sounds good too

Nithya Praveen said...

Hey Ujwal,Been quite some time to ur blog.I loved the ragda patties,looks wonderful.Jes like u,i love mumbai too.

Unknown said...

I have never tried and in recent past have started hearing a lot about it :))))Real yummy one Uj

Aparna Balasubramanian said...

Ragda with chickpeas. I like the creamy, buttery taste of chickpeas a little more than the yellow/ white peas so I'm sure this version tastes just great.

Hope you have recovered from the flu.

Anonymous said...

Hi Ujwal!
This is an excellent dish and one of my favrites!
M makes this dish often - but for the pattis, we use the frozen "Vegetable Masala Burger" from Trader Joes! It is essentially a vegetable pattis! Perfect!

See this pic of my favorite Ragda Pattis from Kailash Parbat in Colaba, Mumbai!

Thank you for sharing this awesome dish!

Usha said...

Loved the simplicity of spices/flavors you have used in the ragda, sounds yum ! Will give your version a try the next time I make this....

Deepthi Shankar said...

i love ragda patties too .. that too from mumbai .. I always thought ragda is made with chickpeas, what are dried yellow oeas btw? the pic looks fab

Sunshinemom said...

Isn't this the best for the chills!! Thank you for sending this to FIC!

Uj said...

Thanks. Do try them. I am sure you will love it.

Thanks a lot dear for the award. Will display on the side bar :)

I don't get dried green peas either. Love chickpeas. Planning to make some samosa's over the weekend :D Now that you have reminded need to make samosa chat some time!

Thanks dear

Thanks. We did enjoy the holidays a lot.

Thank you dear.

Do let me know how you like it.

It is a chat dear and healthy too.Give it a try.

Yep we did have good time.

Happy cook,
come over :) will make them for you

Uj said...

Thanks dear. Don't remind me of Pune.. Miss those moth watering Bhakervadi's :(

Thanks. It is easy!

It is slightly spicy and sweet too. Do give it a try!

Do try it dear and let me know. Thanks for asking I am doing good now. Back to cooking..


We have similar tastes!

Do try it. I am sure you will love it.

I too love the taste of chickpeas. Yep they taste great. Do try it. Yes dear recovered completely now.

That is really mouthwatering pic of Ragda Pattis that you have posted. Thank you. I need to work on shaping pattis! Looks like mine is slightly different. Using Masala Vegatable Burger is an easy way and has all the veggies. Sounds great :)

Do let me know if you try it dear.

Thank you dear. It is usually made with dried white/yellow peas. will give you the link for those peas

Yep.. tastes amazing during the winter!