How to make Ragda Pattice -

For most street food lovers, this snack would be in their list of favourite foods – aloo pattice served topped with ragda and chutneys.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Ragda, Dried white peas (vatana)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters


 Ragda Pattice

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History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 8-10 hour

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Ragda Pattice Recipe

  • Ragda

  • Dried white peas (vatana) ,soaked for 8-10 hours and drained 2 cups

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Pattice

  • Potatoes ,boiled, peeled and mashed 1 1/2 cups

  • White bread 3 slices

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Oil for shallow frying

  • To assemble

  • Green chutney 4 tablespoons

  • Date and tamarind chutney 4 tablespoons

  • Onion ,finely chopped 4 tablespoons

  • Flat puris 4-8 + to serve

  • Red chilli powder to sprinkle

  • Chaat masala to sprinkle

  • Nylon sev to sprinkle

  • Fresh coriander sprigs for garnish

Method

Step 1

To prepare ragda, put dried white peasin a pressure cooker. Add turmeric powder, salt and 4 cups water, cover and cook under pressure till 4-5 whistles are released. Open the lid when the pressure has settled completely and transfer the ragda into a bowl.

Step 2

To make pattice, keep bread slices in a bowl, add some water and soak for 30 seconds. Squeeze out excess water and put into a bowl. Add potatoes, turmeric powder and salt and mix well.

Step 3

Divide the potato mixture into 8 equal portions, roll them into balls and press lightly to make pattice.

Step 4

Heat some oil in a non-stick pan, place the pattice in it and shallow-fry, turning sides, till both sides are evenly golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 5

To serve, put 2 pattice in each serving bowl and mash them slightly. Pour some ragda over them, drizzle 1 tablespoongreen chutney and 1 tablespoon sweet date-tamarind chutney on top. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon onion, crush 1-2fried puris and add. Sprinkle some salt, some red chilli powder, some chaat masala and some sev on top. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve immediately.

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