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Ragda Patties – Street Food from Mumbai

This street food belongs to Mumbai and is very typically made . Ragda Patties has been one among my favourite street food.. and I cannot accept much alterations to the version served by the shop keeper where I have hogged for 10 years in my life. This post is very dear to me .. and I m bringing you the flavours straight from heart.
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Flavors in this chat got to be very clear right from the patties(Potato cakes) to ragda ( dried white peas curry) to the green chutney &  red chutney. And from the garnishing.. Concoction together, make a perfect Ragda Pattices.
Chat’s are something I can have when offered on anyday anytime..  Checkout my space for other chats like Dahi Puri , Sev Puri , Kala Chana Chat. Aloo Tikki recipe is mentioned below and also two other variation recipes .

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PS: In this picture the ragda looks a bit dry. Its only for the shot.The content has to be flowy and hot.
Ingredients For Patties / Potato Cake :

Potato1 kg
SaltTo Taste
Chilli Powder1 .5 Tsp.
You can increase to suit the spice
Corn flour3-4 Tblspn
OilFor shallow frying

Direction:

  • Pressure cook the potatoes . Once boiled well , peel the skin and mash them when hot. This will help us to get a smooth texture to the patties( cake) . Add in salt & chilli powder ,corn flour and give it a good mix.
  • If the potato variety seems a bit gooey , add some potato mash powder  . This will help in binding the potatoes well.
  • Prepare a large non stick tava . Make round tikki’s by rolling the potato dough,place them immediately onto the hot tava. Drizzle few drops of oil around the tikki’s . Once they slightly turn brown on one side, turn them around . Drain them onto the kitchen towel to absorb all the oil.
  • Repeat this process with the rest of the tikki’s.  I did them in a batch of four. I have also tried deep frying .
  • If you are looking for a variation in preparing your aloo tikki’s  you can check the other two versions in my blog .

Aloo Tikki – V2
Aloo Tikki

Ingredients for Ragda /Dried White Peas curry:

Dried White Peas500gm
Onion1.5 nos
Curry LeavesA spring
Green chillies3-4
Cinnamon Powder1/2 tsp.
Mustard Seeds1/2 tsp.
Cumin Seeds1/2 tsp.
Turmeric1 Tsp
Lemon Wedge2 small pieces

Direction:

  • Soak the peas over night ,at least for 8 hours in sufficient water with turmeric powder and lemon wedges. Pressure cook until they are well cooked ( or slightly mushy). They shouldn’t remain hard. .
  • Heat oil in a pan , drop in mustard seeds , cumin seeds . Once they splutter , add the finely chopped onions and curry leaves. Fry until they slightly discolour .Don’t forget to add a pinch of salt at this stage .This will quicken the process.
  • Add the cooked ragda along with any stock remaining in it to the fried onions. Else add sufficient hot water and give them a good stir. Sprinkle cinnamon powder and desired salt .
  • When the ragda begins to thicken , add more water if required and let it be in slightly flowy consistency. Turn off the gas and garnish with chopped green chillies.

NOTES:

  • The ragda needs to be piping hot while preparing the platter. The “ ssss “ … “ ss “ sound is often heard because of the heat and a combination of chutney’s with heat..
  • For variations ,people often use ginger –garlic or just ginger , some potatoes to it . Its entirely one’s choice.
  • But on using G-G in ragda , they leave a strong flavour to it. Why potatoes again ? When Patties are Potato cakes.

 



Preparing the Ragda Patties Platter:
Ingredients:

Pattice ( Potato Cakes)2 Nos
Ragda2-3 Big Ladle
Imli Kajur Chutney2 –3 Tsp
Green Chutney2-3 Tsp
Cumin Powder1 pinch
Red Chilli Powder1 pinch
Puri’s( Pani Puri)  or Sev2-3 Nos broken  or drizzle some sev
Coriander leavesfor garnishing

Directions:
Lay 2 patties on to a plate. Pour over hot ragda covering the patties .Drizzle alternate of sweet and green chutney. Place 2 crushed puri’s on the top , sprinkle the powders and finally some chopped coriander. Serve hot right away.