Ragda Patties ( Gujarati Recipe )

Ragda Patties ( Gujarati Recipe )

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Extremely popular in Western India, the Ragda Patties needs no introduction to the food-lover. For the rest of you, it’s a yummy dish of potato patties, stuffed with spiced safed vatana, and drowned in a tongue-tickling gravy of more safed vatana perked up with onion and spices.

The ample use of spices works well with the bland but pleasant taste of potatoes and the nutty flavour of white peas, to give a well-balanced dish.

Laced with sweet and spicy chutneys, and topped with crunchy sev and papdi, the Ragda Patties is a truly exciting medley of flavours and textures.

A plate of piping hot ragda patties shared with friends huddled under the vendor’s umbrella on a rainy day, is an experience to savour. It is quite filling and can be served as a meal by itself.

You can also try other recipes like Sev Usal or Ghughra.

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Ragda Patties ( Gujarati Recipe ) recipe - How to make Ragda Patties ( Gujarati Recipe )

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 plates
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For The Ragda
2 cups boiled safed vatana (dried white peas)
1 tbsp oil
1/2 tsp mustard seeds ( rai / sarson)
1/4 cup finely chopped onions
salt to taste
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1 tbsp coriander-cumin seeds (dhania-jeera) powder
1 tsp chilli powder
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)

For The Stuffed Patties
2 cups boiled , peeled and mashed potatoes
salt to taste
1/2 cup boiled safed vatana (dried white peas)
1 tsp garam masala
1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 tsp coriander-cumin seeds (dhania-jeera) powder
1/4 tsp chilli powder
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1 tbsp cornflour for coating
3 tsp oil for greasing and cooking

Other Ingredients
4 tbsp sweet chutney
4 tsp lehsun ki chutney
8 tsp green chutney
4 tbsp finely chopped onions
4 tbsp crushed papdi
4 tbsp nylon sev
1 tsp chilli powder
4 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
For the ragda

    For the ragda
  1. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick pan, add the mustard seeds. When the seeds crackle, add the onions and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  2. Add the cooked safed vatana and 1 ¼ cup of water and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  3. Add the salt, turmeric powder, coriander-cumin seeds powder and chilli powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring continuously using the back of your spoon.
  4. Add the coriander, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally and keep aside.

For the stuffed patties

    For the stuffed patties
  1. Combine the potatoes and salt in a deep bowl and mix well. Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions. Keep aside.
  2. Combine the safed vatana, garam masala, turmeric powder, coriander-cumin seeds powder, chilli powder, coriander and salt in a deep bowl and mix well using your hands until it forms a lumpy mixture. Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions.
  3. Shape a portion of the potato mixture into a flat round, make a depression in the centre and place a portion of the prepared stuffing in the depression.
  4. Bring all the sides together, seal it completely and flatten it lightly. Gently roll it in little cornflour.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to make 7 more patties.
  6. Grease a hot tava (griddle) using 1 tsp of oil and cook all the patties using 2 tsp of oil till they turn golden brown in colour from both the sides. Keep aside.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Place 2 stuffed patties on a serving plate.
  2. Pour ¼ portion of the ragda evenly over it.
  3. Put 1 tbsp of sweet chutney, 1 tsp lehsun ki chutney and 2 tsp green chutney over it.
  4. Sprinkle 1 tbsp of onion, 1 tbsp papdi, 1 tbsp sev, ¼ tsp chilli powder and 1 tbsp coriander evenly over it.
  5. Serve immediately.

Handy tip

    Handy tip
  1. For the stuffing, the safed vatana should be drained well before making it. This will make shaping the patties easier.

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Nutrient values (Abbrv) per plate
Energy471 cal
Protein15.5 g
Carbohydrates60.7 g
Fiber6.9 g
Fat18.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium31.3 mg

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