Ragda Patties

Patties made of boiled potatoes served with a generous topping of ragda, tangy chutneys and sev. Ragda is prepared by soaking and cooking dried white peas.

Time: 30 minutes

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Serves: Makes 7-8 patties

Ragda Patties
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Ingredients

  1. Ingredients for Ragda:
  2. 1 cup dried white peas
  3. 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
  4. Salt to taste
  5. Ingredients for Patties:
  6. 5 medium-sized potatoes (boiled, peeled & mashed)
  7. 11/2 teaspoons freshly ground ginger
  8. 11/2 teaspoons freshly ground green chillies or to taste
  9. 3-4 tablespoons oil
  10. Salt to taste
  11. Ingredients for Serving:
  12. 2 tablespoons fine sev
  13. 1 cup green chutney (recipe link at the bottom)
  14. 1/2 cup tamarind chutney
  15. 1/2 cup finely chopped onions
  16. 1 tablespoon finely chopped coriander leaves
  17. 2 tablespoons fresh pomegranate seeds

Method

For Ragda:

  • Soak the dried peas overnight or for 6-8 hours.
  • Drain the soaked peas. Add the drained peas to the pressure cooker along with 21/2 cups of water, 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida and salt. Pressure cook on high heat for 4 whistles. Reduce the heat to low and pressure cook for 5 minutes. Let the steam escape before opening the lid of pressure cooker. The ragda is ready.

 

For Patties:

  • Combine the mashed potatoes, salt, ginger-green chilli paste in a large bowl and mix well.
  • Apply oil on your palms. Take a portion of mixture and shape it into a ball. Flatten it gently between your palms and keep it in a greased dish. Repeat the same process to make patties from the remaining mixture.
  • Heat oil in a flat non-stick pan and spread it by rotating the pan gently. Place 4-5 patties on the pan and cook them till golden brown on both sides. Repeat the same process for rest of the patties.

 

For Serving:

  • Place a patty in a serving bowl and top it with 2 tablespoons of ragda. Add a spoonful each of green and tamarind chutney. Scatter some chopped onions, sev and pomegranate seeds.
  • Serve warm garnished with coriander leaves.

 

Green Chutney Recipe

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