Ragda Patties – Street Food from Mumbai

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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.

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 .

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


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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:

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

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.

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Comments (39)

  • One of my fav chat. nicely done sandhya

  • This looks so tempting,drooling
    Thanks for sharing.

  • This is my favorite..YUMMY


  • lovely presentation

  • Dear sandhya
    Very nice presentation . I like it.

  • hey dear…. really mouthwatering dish… bookmarked to try this …. will post you my update after trying this 🙂

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  • Amazing snaps..who does not love ragada pattice…It takes a lot oftimeto prepare it but takes no time finish it up 🙂

  • My all time favorite!! Love your clicks..

  • Aah Street food is always enticing 🙂

  • Super tempting patties,looks absolutely divine and inviting..

  • wow..such a tempting snack..mouthwatering..

  • Love these…

    Thank you so much for sharing so many plant-based recipes…

  • Lovely presentation n awesome clicks..very inviting!

  • wonderful and delicious one..lovely clicks..

  • delicious…nice click!

  • Delicious patties…Love them and clicks are beautiful…

  • awesome clicks.. n so yumm ragda and patties

  • Those chopped chilies look hot already!

    Hi Sandhya. Just to answer your question about lighting set up, I'll try my best to write a post about it. The thing is I am still in the process of writing a second book on food photography about food photography lighting (the deadline is in June!!), so I have to work on different photos for the blog post, and that takes time. Thank you for visiting me and hopefully we can stay in touch.


  • Beautifully presented Sandhya…looks so mouthwaering…yum!

  • Sure it would have tasted awesome and luv the presentation

  • Looks so tempting…craving for it now looking at ur wonderful clicks

  • They look superb !!! and what a wonderful tempting presentation.

  • Yummy and awesome clicks .. love the pot Sandhya.

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  • beautiful beautiful clicks, makes me wanna grab a plate right off the creen… looks amazing 🙂

  • Street food is always tempting more than anything else 🙂

  • I like this blog website due to the quality of a description about the travel of India. I say thanks to that person who made this Wonderful Blog. Let Me Share This on My Face Book Page

  • simply delctable…first time here…following u now…visit my space when free

  • what a beautiful kitchen you have here. just love it !! first time here and i love the space …..looking fwd to more

  • hi sandhya

    was going through the archives and i found a comment by you on my blog.

    usually i comment back. but don't know why i did not leave a comment back on your blog. i had the most hectic time in the last three months of 2011. yet i would try my best to blog and also comment.

    i missed your lovely space for so long… all coz i was too much loaded those days.

    the pics of the ragda patties are fab. one of my fav mumbai street food. when i make the ragda i usually make it simple.

  • The pictures look motivating to try the recipe !!!!!!!!

  • This looks sumptuous…one of my favourites!

  • Sounds like a real winner to me! I would love to try some.
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  • Your recipe is very delicious.Thanx

  • Your recipe is very delicious.Thanx

  • Hi Sandhya, came across your beautiful blog while reading a fellow bloggers blog. Thoroughly impressive space must say!! Happy to follow you.

    Being a Mumbaite at heart Ragda pattice is very dear & close to my heart too…you have inspired me to create it at home.

    Check my space in your free time & follow if you like

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  • Superrrrrrr………recipe

  • wow patties looks so yummm… always love street food…

  • I am a big fan of street food and when ever I see any thing related to patties, I just fall in love with it. Recipe is now in my cook book and will give it a try next evening and off course will share my experience, tough it looks simple but I would tweak it with different spices.

  • Looks spicy and tempting.. ! wanna keep those in my catering services in chennai


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