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Recipe: Nadiya's Ragda Pattice

March 16, 2023 17:24 IST
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Nadiya Sarguroh brings all the elements of Mumbai's loved street-food Ragda Pattice -- boiled chickpeas soaked in Indian spices, mashed potato patties topped with sev, chopped onions, tamarind sauce and green chutney -- to the table so that you have a wonderful homemade family-pleasing dish that will make your weekend delightful.

Ragda Pattice

Servings: 16

For the ragda

  • 2 cups kabuli channa or chickpeas, soaked overnight
  • 2 tsp red chilly powder
  • 1 tsp haldi or turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp dhania or coriander powder
  • ½ tsp jeera or cumin powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda, optional
  • Salt to taste, about 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 tsp jeera or cumin seeds
  • 4 cups water

For the pattice

  • 250 gm potatoes, boiled and mashed
  • ½ tsp haldi or turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp chaat masala
  • 2 tsp corn flour
  • 1 sliced bread, soaked and squeezed
  • 2 tbsp fresh green dhania or coriander or cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • Salt to taste, about 1 tsp
  • Oil for pan-frying the patttices

For the garnish

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped, optional
  • 1 tsp green chilly, ground into a paste
  • 1 tbsp imli chutney
  • Fresh green dhania or coriander or cilantro leaves, finely chopped
  • Fine nylon sev
  • Pinch chaat masala
  • Pinch red chilly powder


For the ragda

  • In a pressure cooker, add the soaked chickpeas with 4 cups of water.
    Add the baking soda, salt, turmeric powder.
    Close the lid and cook over medium heat for 6-7 whistles.
    Take off heat and cool.
  • In a saucepan or kadhai heat the oil.
    Add the cumin seeds and saute and then add the cooled chickpeas.
    Add the chilly powder, coriander powder, cumin powder.
    Mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes over high heat.
    Take off heat and let it cool.
    Keep aside.

For the pattice

  • In a large bowl, mash the potatoes.
    Add the salt, turmeric powder, chaat masala, corn flourr, the soaked and squeezed bread slice, finely chopped coriander leaves, green chillies.
    Mix well.
    Divide into equal portions and roll into round and flat cutlets.
  • Heat a flat tawa or frying pan drizzled with oil over high heat.
    Lower the heat and place the pattices, one by one, on the tawa, and flip to cook on both sides until golden brown.
    Take off heat and keep aside.

To serve

  • In a plate, place 3-4 patties.
    Top it with a generous serving of cooked ragda.
    Sprinkle red chilly powder.
    Add a dollop of imli chutney.
    Add some green chilly paste to taste.
    Garnish with the chopped onions, finely chopped coriander leaves.
    Top with a generous amount of sev.
    Sprinkle chaat masala.
    Serve hot.

Editor's Note: For those who don't eat potatoes, use 250 gm green bananas.

Nadiya Sarguroh

Nadiya Sarguroh lives in Mumbai and publishes the food blog HautePot.

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