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Tuesday, 28 June 2011


After covering all the basics of Mumbai Fast foods, (Green Chutney, Sweet Chutney, Ragda, Chaat Masala) I'm finally going to post about one of my favorite fast foods - the Ragda Patties! Insanely easy yet amazingly tasty! What more can you ask for? Having a party? Make Patties. Bored of the usual foods? Make Patties. Have any leftovers? Make patties! J
A Patty is a flattened, usually round shaped serving of vegetables or meat. Of course, since I'm a vegetarian, I'll be showing you how to make Vegetable Patties only! ;-)

Ragda Patties is damn easy! I had already posted about how to make Ragda. If you haven't read that, be sure to read it because Patties taste best with Ragda. Of course, you can have them without it too! You can have them with sauce or any other dipping!

Boiled Potatoes - 2-3 medium sized
Bread Slices - 2
Semolina / Rawa - (A palm-full) around 2-3 tablespoons
Any other cooked vegetables - 1 cup (I skipped & made only potato patty)
Green Chilli - 3-4 (chopped)
Ginger Garlic paste - 2 teaspoons
Turmeric (Haldi) powder - 1 teaspoon
Salt - 1 tablespoon (or as per taste)
Red chilli powder - 2 teaspoons
Finely chopped Coriander leaves - 1 small cup
Basil/ Mint etc - 1/2 cup (optional)
Cornflour - 1 tablespoon (to be added only if the mixture isn't too thick)
Oil - to shallow fry

1. Mash the potatoes in a bowl. (if you're using other vegetables, you can add them too. Make sure you don't add veggies that tend to leave a lot of water - like tomatoes, cucumbers etc.)
2. Grind the Bread slices to get bread crumbs. If not, tear the bread in very small pieces.
3. Add the bread crumbs, ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, green chillies, salt, red chilli powder, Semolina (rawa), coriander, mint, basil leaves to the vegetables.
4. Mix them & knead them with your hand. Do not smash them to much.
5. If you find the mixture to not be thick, add the cornflour.
6. Make small balls of the mixture.
7. Place one ball in a hand & gently press it with the other to form a diskette. If the sides of the round disk leaves cracks, join them with your fingers.
8. Heat around 1-2 tablespoons of cooking oil in a pan. Place 2-3 patties on the pan & let it cook for about a minute on medium flame.
9. Gently turn the patties so that the other side can get cooked too.
10. Leave the patties on the stove for about 5 minutes each side again on low flame so that they get nice and crispy on both sides.
11. Remove & place them on a tissue paper to absorb excess oil
12. Enjoy with Ragda, sauce, mint chutney, sweet chutney or any dipping of your choice! J

To assemble the Ragda & Patties:-
1. Place 1 or 2 patties on a plate.
2. Mix some already prepared Mint-Coriander chutney with some water. Pour it all over the patties.
3. Now mix the Sweet tamarind dates chutney with water to make it into pouring consistency. Pour it all over the patties.
4. Sprinkle some Chaat Powder all over the patties.
5. If the Ragda has thickened, mix it with water & boil it. (Ragda patties taste the best when ragda is boiling hot!)
6. Pour enough ragda all over the patties. A lot of the stew can flow all over the plate too.
7. Add some chopped onions all over the mixture.
8. Now add some chopped coriander leaves.
9. Squeeze a tiny piece of Lemon on top of it.
10. You can enjoy it this way, or add some Nylon Sev (if you can't find this, then normal Sev. You can make this at home too. Will post about it later on) on top of it & have it! :-)
Your comments are welcome! :-) :-)


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