Sunday, May 3, 2009

Ragda Pattice - Mumbai Street Chaat too !!! started with blog. Many many thanks to my DH S who made this happen. Anyways lets start with the aamchi mumbai's favourite street chat Ragda Pattice.

Here comes the recipe so that you can still enjoy Mumbai favourite at your home outside Mumbai the Mumbai way still healthy & hygienic.

What u need:

For Ragda:
1 Cup Dried White/Yellow/Green Peas or Kaabuli Chana/Garbanzo Beans
Baking Soda (Optional)
1 Tbsp Cooking oil
1 Medium Onion
1 Small Tomato
1 tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
1/2 tsp Coriander/Dhania Powder
1/4 tsp Cumin/Jeera powder
1 tsp Chaat Masala
1 tsp Sabzi Masala (Optional)
Salt to taste

How to prepare:
Soak the peas/beans for 5-7 hours. Wash the soaked beans in 3-4 changes of water.
I used the white/yellow peas as the street hawkers of Mumbai use the peas. Take the peas in a pressure cooker add salt, haldi powder & soda if using and water.
Pressure cook the peas till soft.
In a pan heat oil, add ginger garlic paste, onion. Saute till onion turns pink.
Add tomato and saute till they turn soft. Add some salt. Make a thick paste of Haldi powder, chilli powder, Dhania-Jeera Powder, Chaat Masala and Sabzi Masala if using.
Add a cup of water and then the cooked peas. Cover & boil for a minute. Check for salt.
Ragda is ready.

Now comes the pattice:

3 Medium Potatoes boiled
2 Bread slices or 1/2 cup bread crumbs
Salt to taste
Cilantro/Coriander Leaves
Oil for shallow frying.


Mash together all the ingredients. Make small balls of the mixture flatten the balls & shallow fry till golden brown.

In a plate/bowl, keep two pattice, top the ragda on it.
Sprinkle some green chutney & tamarind dates chutney.
Sprinkle some finely chopped onion & coriander leaves.
Some fine sev(available in indian store) & serve hot. ENJOY!!!!!!!!

Note: U can top it with some beaten curd/yogurt.


Mona said...

Looks extremely delicious!
Welcome to the food blogosphere, your recipes look great!!

Mere Chulhe Se..... said...

Thank you Mona. Give it a try.