Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Ragda Pattice

I had a couple of friends over on Sunday, so I decided to make ragda pattice and dahi wadas. The ragda pattice turned out really good. It is pretty straight forward. I had soaked about 2 cups of the white vatana(white peas) overnight. Here is the recipe:


For the pattice
2 large potatoes
4 small green chillies finely chopped
2 tablespoons grated ginger
2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
3/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
3/4 teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon amchur powder(mango powder)
3 slices soaked bread(without the outer rim - soak the bread slices in water for 30 seconds and squeeze the water out)
salt to taste
Oil for shall frying

For the ragda
Soaked white vatana
6-7 curry leaves(kadi patta)
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon coriander powder
2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
3 tablespoons date tamarind chutney
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
salt to taste

cilantro chutney
date tamarind chutney
finely chopped onions
finely chopped cilantro


For the pattice
1) Boil the potatoes, cool them and peel the skin off. Mash the potatoes.

2) In a large bowl, combine all the ingredients for the pattice together, and mix it thoroughly with your bare hands. Make round balls, and flatten them out about 1/2 inch thick with oil brushed on both sides so that they dont stick.

3) Shallow fry the pattice, 4 minutes on each side, until a dark goldenish brown in color and it shows that its crisp enough! Place them on paper towels to soak the excess oil.

For the ragda
1) Pressure cook the vatana for 5 whistles. Dont do more, else it will overcook.

2) In a large vessel, at medium heat, put in the oil, wait for a couple minutes for the oil to heat up. Put in the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, and wait for a minutes for it to splatter.

2) Add the cooked ragda, and all the remaining spices, chutney, cilantro and salt. Add about one cup of water and let it boil for about 10 minutes and then switch off the heat. It is ready!

Final Preparation:
On a plate, place 2 pattice. Add about 2-3 servings of the ragda on top of it. Add a couple teaspoons of cilantro chutney and date tamarind chutney on each pattice. Top with onions and cilantro and its ready to chow down :P Have fun!!

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