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Ragda Pattice is a very popular Chaat item from Mumbai. This was the first dish I made for Maharashtra, but changed it to Vada Pav and kept this for ‘Cooking from Cookbook Challenge‘ instead. I’ve never made ragda pattice at home until I saw this recipe being made on a Telugu cooking show and made it twice since then. I remember enjoying this snack on the road side stalls in Hyderabad, one particular one close to my aunt’s house was our favorite.

Prepping the chutneys (green & sweet) is the most time taking for making chaats and if you have them prepared ahead of time, then dish takes a snap to put together. Oh, the other thing you need to remember is to soak the dried peas or dried chana overnight, so they cook fast. On the show I mentioned earlier, the chef used black chana instead of the traditionally used dried peas (vatana). I tried both and they taste equally good.

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Ragda Pattice/ Patties Yum
Ragda Pattice/ Patties
Course snack
Cuisine maharashtrian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
For Aloo/ Potato Pattice:
  • 2 Potatoes - medium, boiled, peeled and mashed
  • ½ cup Bread bread Crumbs (adjust as per requirement) -- grind some rusk to make your own crumbs or use store bought
  • 1 tsp Ginger+garlic paste
  • ½ tsp coriander Ground
  • ½ tsp cumin Ground
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric
  • to taste Salt
For Ragda:
  • 1 cup Peas Dried Yellow (vatana) - soaked overnight
  • 1 Onion - medium, finely chopped
  • 3 Tomatoes - medium, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Tomato paste
  • ½ cup Yogurt - whisked very well
  • 1 tsp Ginger+garlic paste
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp chili powder Red (or to taste)
  • ½ tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Chaat Masala
  • to taste Salt
Other Ingredients for serving:
  • Green Chutney - as needed
  • Sweet Chutney - as needed
  • 1 Red onion - small, finely chopped
  • Sev - as needed
  • Cilantro - as needed, finely chopped
  • Yogurt - as needed (optional)
Course snack
Cuisine maharashtrian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
serving
Ingredients
For Aloo/ Potato Pattice:
  • 2 Potatoes - medium, boiled, peeled and mashed
  • ½ cup Bread bread Crumbs (adjust as per requirement) -- grind some rusk to make your own crumbs or use store bought
  • 1 tsp Ginger+garlic paste
  • ½ tsp coriander Ground
  • ½ tsp cumin Ground
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric
  • to taste Salt
For Ragda:
  • 1 cup Peas Dried Yellow (vatana) - soaked overnight
  • 1 Onion - medium, finely chopped
  • 3 Tomatoes - medium, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Tomato paste
  • ½ cup Yogurt - whisked very well
  • 1 tsp Ginger+garlic paste
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric
  • 1 tsp chili powder Red (or to taste)
  • ½ tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Chaat Masala
  • to taste Salt
Other Ingredients for serving:
  • Green Chutney - as needed
  • Sweet Chutney - as needed
  • 1 Red onion - small, finely chopped
  • Sev - as needed
  • Cilantro - as needed, finely chopped
  • Yogurt - as needed (optional)
Ragda Pattice/ Patties
Instructions
  1. Make Potato Pattice: Mash the potatoes well and add ginger+garlic paste, ground coriander, ground cumin, chaat masala and salt. Mix well, add enough bread crumbs and knead into a smooth, pliable dough. Divide the mixture into big lemon size balls and flatten them in the palm of your hand. Set them aside on a plate.
  2. Heat a tawa or griddle on medium flame. Add 2~3tsp oil and place the prepared patties on the hot tawa and cook until golden brown crust forms on both sides. Keep them warm while you prepare the Ragda.
  3. Make Ragda: Pressure cook soaked peas until tender, but not too mushy. Heat 2tbsp oil in a pan; add onions and cook until onions are soft and turn golden brown.
  4. Stir in ginger+garlic paste, turmeric, red chili powder, garam masala, chaat masala and cook for 1~2 minutes.
  5. Next add chopped tomatoes, tomato paste and salt. Cook covered till tomatoes are soft and mushy.
  6. Add the cooked peas and 1cup water. Bring the mixture to a boil and simmer for 4~5 minutes.
  7. Finally add the whisked yogurt and mix well. Simmer for 2~3 minutes and turn off the heat.
Recipe Notes

To serve -- Method 1: Arrange the patties on a plate and top it evenly with ragda. Then garnish with chopped onions, chutnies, sev, cilanto, yogurt and ENJOY!!

Method 2: Heat 2tsp oil in a small pan; crumble 1~2 patties and add it to the oil along with some ragda, 1~2tbsp chopped onion, pinch of salt and cook for 2~3 minutes. Then serve with your favorite toppings as in method 1.

Linking this to Valli's 'Cooking from Cookbook Challenge: April -- Week 4.'

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11 thoughts on “Ragda Pattice/ Patties (Chaat from Mumbai)”

  1. A Mumbai favourite on a Telugu cooking show. Isn’t it wonderful how we have happily brought in new flavours into our kitchens ?Looks very appetising and yummy

  2. Since I saw these pics in FB I have been so tempted to check the post..so nicely done Pavani, the pics are so so inviting!..I love these..In Ahmedabad, we had a pani puri seller giving us the ragda pattice base in a puri and it was so much in demand ..:)

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