Ragda Patties

20 Feb


Ragda is a popular Indian street food made with dried yellow peas. It is generally paired with potato patties for “ragda patties”. Potato is boiled and mashed with other spices to form into patties and either deep fried or shallow fried till light golden brown. It is generally served layered with green chutney and tamarind chutney.
Makes: 1 Serving of Ragda Patties


For Patties:

Potato 2
Corn Flour 1 tsp
Ginger 1/2 inch Piece
Green Chiles 1
Lemon Juice 1/2 tsp
Mint Leaves few Sprigs
Cilantro few Sprigs
Salt to taste
Oil as required

To Serve:

Ragda 1 Cup
Green Chutney 1 tbsp
Tamarind Chutney 1 tsp
Onion for garnish
Cilantro for garnish

Method of preparation:

Peel and mince the ginger
Remove stem, wash and finely chop the green chiles.
Wash and finely chop the cilantro and mint leaves.

Wash the potatoes and cut them into halves.
Bring few cups of water to boil in a sauce pot.
Add halved potatoes and boil them till cooked and just soft.
Cool the potatoes a bit and remove the peel.
Break the potatoes into crumbles with help of hands and thoroughly mash the crumbled potatoes.

In a mixing bowl, mix together potatoes, corn flour, ginger, green chiles, mint, cilantro, lemon juice and salt.
Take a big lemon sized portion of the potato mixture and form into ball and lightly flatten with help of hands.
Repeat the same with remaining mixture.

Heat a flat pan on medium heat, grease the pan with little oil.
Place the patties on the pan and drizzle little oil on each one.
Fry the potato patties on both sides till light golden brown on both sides.

To serve,
Peel and finely chop the onion.
Wash and finely chop the cilantro leaves.
In a serving plate, place the potato patties, pour ragda over them.
Garnish with cilantro and onion and layer it with green and tamarind chutney.
Serve ragda patties immediately.
Notes: You can store patties, ragda and chutneys in refrigerator and assemble when necessary.

Suggestions: For more gravy, add more ragda to the plate. Add garlic chutney for spice.
Variations: You can also add boiled potato to the radga. You can also garnish ragda patties with sev. Patties also be made with peas, corn, paneer, arvi, mixed vegetables etc..
Other Names: Ragda Patties, Ragda Patis.

11 Responses to “Ragda Patties”

  1. lubna February 20, 2010 at 9:45 pm #

    i ate it 2 years before in dubai n love it n desperately need its recipe. thanx.

  2. Madhavi February 21, 2010 at 8:55 am #

    Mee website gurinchi article chusanu eenadu lo.bavundi.nice to see you as well.mee daggara chala manchi collection of recipes vunnayi andi

  3. anna February 21, 2010 at 10:14 am #

    Dear Raji!I am from Europe,married into Indian family.I would be very thankful if You post a recipe how to make chatney pudi(i.e.powder),vangi bath powder& bisibelebath powder.Thank You very much for your wonderful recipes.

  4. chandana February 21, 2010 at 9:08 pm #

    Hai raji ds is chandu, from Sec-bad (A.P.),I’m working women,naaku different types chesi maa hub ki pettalante chala ishtam,but books lo chuste anni avve varieties vuntayi nothing special,but recently i’ve studied an article in vasundhara(21.02.2010)dn chala intrest vachindi,so immediately nee website chusanu,but koncham mood off ayyanu endukante its all in english,well i can understand english but konni items anta teliyadu so my humble request raaji plz try in give method of preparation in telugu language also,i’m waiting for …………………….bye

  5. notyet100 February 22, 2010 at 4:15 am #

    platter looks yum,..i will be glad if u send this for holi event,..;-)

  6. yasmeen shaik February 22, 2010 at 10:00 pm #

    hello,raji i am form tirupati ( A.P) but iam staying in saudi arabia. naku ma urvi vantallu anthey challa ishtam. neenu mee website chusanu chala chala manchi recipes uunnai. i love ur recipes , u r rocking neenu ragda patties chesanu chala baga vundii, thankx rajji ! byee………………….

  7. Raji February 23, 2010 at 9:36 am #

    @lubna let me know when u make it.
    @madhavi thank you so much. glad you liked the recipes

    @anna i have bisibele bath powder here
    and for others, browse through

    @chandana am so happy you found this site. place your mouse on the item in ingredients list to find out its telugu meaning. i am building a glossary. so lookout for it.

    @notyet100 thx, will do it
    @yasmeen shaik am so glad you liked talimpu. yay! cool that you tried ragda patties. thx

  8. swarna May 20, 2010 at 11:13 am #

    I love ur recipes prepared ur garlic tindora …no words to describe…keep up the great work

  9. padma rajagopal May 28, 2010 at 12:00 am #

    how to make the green chutney and tomato chutney for ragda pattis

  10. Raji May 28, 2010 at 12:35 am #

    @swarna thank you soo much. i am so happy u liked the garlic tindora.
    @padma rajagopal
    click on the words in the ingredients list for the chutneys or here you go

  11. sweta July 4, 2012 at 10:23 pm #

    wow yummmmmmmmmmmy tastey chatpata

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