Thursday, February 10, 2011

Ragda patties

Ragda patties - as the name suggests are patties made of potato and the ragda is a mishmash of spicy green peas. This dish tastes good when accompanied with sweet chutney,green chutney and tossed with some sev and finely chopped onions.


Boiled dry green peas --- 50 gms
juice of tamarind -------- 2 table spoons
onion paste made from 2 big onions
red chilli powder--------- 2 teaspoon
Dhania powder------------ 2 teasoon
ginger- garlic paste------ 1 teaspoon
turmeric ----------------- 1 teaspoon
coriander ------- for garnishing
salt for seasoning

Patties:( to make 10)

potato(big)------- 4
red chilli powder
dhania powder
salt to taste
ginger powder(optional)
bread crumbs (to coat the patties)
cooking medium for shallow frying.

Method:( for patties)

Boil the potato and mash them. To the mashed potato add the spices and mix them well till they bind well.

Now shape them like small cutlets and coat them with bread crumbs.

shallow fry the patties on a tava till they turn brown. Lay them on a serving tray.

Method: ragda

Soak the dry green/white peas overnight.
Boil them well in a pressure cooker.
When done mash them.

In a wok, add a table spoon of cooking oil.
Add jeera and after it splutters, add ginger- garlic paste , after some time add onion paste and saute them till they cook in the oil. Add red chilli powder, haldi, dhania powder and allow it to cook well in the oil

Now add the tamarind juice and cook for 2 minutes. Add the mashed pea puree into the wok when the raw smell of tamarind disappears and cook till done.

Serve them with green chutney( made of coriander, pudina and green chilli) and sweetchutney( made from tamarind,jaggery,dates and raisins).

serving tip:

Take a patty in a bowl/ plate
Ladle the required amount of ragda over the patty.
serve green chutney if you want it spicier or sweet chutney if you want it milder or both chutneys if you want to enjoy it spicy-sweet.
Toss over some finely chopped onions and sev and it is ready to relish

Ideal for kids parties.

(My children make this dish with my help)

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