Saturday, April 30, 2016

Ragda Patties


Different varieties of chaats are available all over India.Chaat is a savory snack that contain four flavors like sour, sweet, spicy and tangy in one plate, which is loved by all.
In my family these chaats have a special place.In India, when we used to roam around, we used to have unlimited pani puri. I ended up having 20- 25 in one go and my daughter’s was the record. She likes these chaats a lot and will eat how much ever is possible.
Today I made ragda patties, which I tasted once and loved the flavors and texture that got blended well with each other.
In this ragda patties the potato patties are topped with dried green peas gravy along with sweet chutney, green chutney , curd, onions and sev. Here I didn’t use green chutney, as my husband is not a big fan of coriander leaves.
In Kerala, chaats are not so famous. They have their own delicacies. Now a days this chaat business is growing up slowly. As I grew up in Andhra, I love all different varieties of food and so chaat is one of them.
After coming here I have started preparing these different variety of chaats at home and enjoying a flavorful, healthy savory. The process of preparing this ragda patties look time consuming, but if you have all the ingredients handy then it is very simple and easy to make.Just try this out and you will come to know how easy it is to prepare them at home.
Ingredients for the Patties:
  1. Boiled Potatoes- 3 nos
  2. Corn Flour- 3- 4 tbsp
  3. Salt- as required
  4. Red Chilli Powder- 1 tbsp
  5. Oil- for frying
Method for Potato patties:
  1. Mash the boiled potatoes, add the corn flour and salt. Mix well. If the mixture looks loose, add little more corn flour and mix.
  2. Make medium sized balls, flatten them into round patties. Keep aside.
  3. Heat oil in a skillet for shallow frying and fry the above made potato patties till it becomes golden brown in colour and crisp. Remove on a kitchen towel.
Ingredients for Ragda:
  1. Dried green Peas- 1 cup
  2. Salt- as required
  3. Red Chilli Powder- 1 tbsp
  4. Turmeric Powder- 1 tsp
  5. Asafoetida- a pinch
Method for Ragda:
  1. Soak the dried green peas overnight, drain and cook  this dried peas along with turmeric powder, red chilli powder and required amount of salt in a pressure cooker along with water.
  2. After about 10- 15 minutes switch off the cooker and open the lid when the pressure falls.
  3. The ragda should not be very thick or too watery. Keep this aside.
Sweet Chaat Chutney/ Tamarind Date Chutney:
  1. Tamarind- 2 big lemon size
  2. Dates- ¼ Cup
  3. Jaggery- ¼ Cup
  4. Water- 1 Cup
  5. Cumin Powder- ½ tsp
  6. Coriander Powder- ½ tsp
  7. Salt- a pinch
  8. Red Chilli Powder- ½ Cup
Method:
  1. Boil tamarind and dates in 1 cup water for about 10 min.
  2. Add jaggery, mix and let it thicken a bit.
  3. Add all the spice powders and cook for about 2-3 min. Switch off the flame.
  4. When it gets cooled grind this mixture to a fine paste and store this tamarind- date chutney in an airtight bowl and store this in refrigerator. Use this when required.
Remaining Ingredients for garnishing Ragda Patties:
  1. Onions( finely chopped)- 2 nos
  2. Tomatoes( chopped)- 1 no
  3. Coriander Leaves( chopped)- ¼ Cup( optional)
  4. Curd- 1 Cup (with a little sugar mixed)
  5. Sev/ Mixture- 1 Cup
  6. Cumin Powder- 1 tbsp
  7. Chaat Masala- 1 tbsp
  8. Lemon Juice- as required
Method for assembling:

  1. In a small bowl place two potato patties. Top it with 2 -3 tbsps of ragdas.




  1. Over this add the tamarind- date chutney.

  1. Top this with sweet curd then with chopped onions, chopped tomatoes.


  1. Sprinkle with cumin powder, chaat masala and a few drops of lemon.
  2. Sprinkle the chopped coriander leaves and end this amazing chaat by sprinkling the sev/ mixture.



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