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:
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
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.