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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Ragda Patties


For the Ragda:

  • White Vatana (Whole Dried White Peas) – 2 cups
  • Water – 6 cups
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder -1/4 tsp
  • Ginger – 2 tsp, minced
  • Garlic – 3 large cloves, minced
  • Green Chillies – to taste, minced
  • Onions – 1 cup, finely chopped
  • Tomato – 1 large, chopped
  • Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  • Cumin Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Lime Juice– to taste
  • Cilantro – for garnish

For the Patties:

  • Potatoes – approx 4 lbs (2 kg), boiled, peeled and mashed
  • Ginger/Green Chili Paste – 1 Tbsp
  • 4 slices of bread
  • Cumin Powder – 2 tsp
  • Sugar – 2 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Lemon Juice – 3 Tbsp or to taste
  • Cilantro
  • Corn Starch – 4 Tbsp
  • Oil – for pan frying
  • Makes approx 30 patties


For the Ragda:

  • Wash and soak the Vatana overnight in water.
  • Drain, rinse and add Vatana plus fresh water (6 cups) and salt to taste in a pressure cooker. Allow pressure cooker to whistle once, reduce the stove to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Allow the pressure to go down by itself.
  • Heat Oil in a pan. Add in Cumin Seeds, allow them to turn a little golden. Add Turmeric Powder.
  • Add Ginger, Garlic, Green Chilies and Onions. Mix. Allow Onions to become translucent.
  • Add Tomatoes and cook for 2 minutes then add Coriander Powder, Cumin Powder, Rasam Powder and a little salt. Mix.
  • Pour in cooked Vatana and bring to a boil. Additional water may be added to get desired consistency.
  • Garnish with Cilantro (Coriander Leaves) and Lime Juice.

For the Patties:

  • Boil, peel and mash Potatoes.
  • Soak the bread slices in water and squeeze out the water
  • Add the rest ingredients and mix well with hands. Add Corn Starch and mix well.
  • Take a small portion (as big as you want the patty to be) and form a round and flat patty. Form all patties.
  • Shallow fry patties with a little oil and brown both sides.

To assemble Ragda Patties:

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I just love to cook and everything that goes along with food. I cook at home most of the time but I do enjoy eating out once in a while too. I have 2 blogs, one with all my recipes and the other one is all the places that we eat at. My husband and I love to eat and go out. The other day I was looking for a new phone so we were doing our rounds to all the service providers around our house, before we can decide which one to go with. When we went to the Sprint store close to our house we realized that we even though we have been in this area for the past 4 years we have never been to that strip mall. We found a pizza place that looked really good from the outside. That's when we made a New Year's resolution of eating out once a week and try a new restaurant each time. And here I will write my thoughts of the place and what I think of it.