Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Ragda patties.. Mumbai street food

Hello everyone! My today’s recipe is very famous street food of Mumbai, Ragda patties.  Some months back I had done a series on Mumbai about its landmarks, street food and nearby places to visit and that time someone had asked me for recipe of ragda pattis. I hadn’t started posting recipes that time but soon I started and now my blog is having the recipes or dishes which I make at my home.

My recipe may not resemble the way its  given on streets or maybe at some homes but this is my simplified version of it and you are free to modify it as you desire. So shall we start now.

Ingredients for ragda:

(white vatana-- pic credit: original uploader)
  • 200 gms white vatana soaked overnight
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp  red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 chopped green chillies
  • 1tbsp  ginger garlic paste
  • 1 spoon of tamarind soaked
  • 2tbsp oil

Method to make ragda:

Wash and drain the water from soaked vatanas. In a pressure cooker, heat oil and add mustard seeds and green chillies, once mustard seeds splutter add chopped onion and cook till onions turn translucent. Add ginger garlic paste stir and then add other masalas. Mix and then add soaked vatanas and add one cup water. Squeeze juice out of tamarind and add it to the mixture.  Add salt and close the lid on pressure cooker. Keep it for 3 whistles or till the vatana is cooked.  Keep it aside.

Ingredients for pattis:

  • 6-8 boiled potatoes
  • 3-4 bread slices
  • Salt to taste
  • Few coriander leaves and 1 green chilli(optional)
  • Oil to shallow fry or deep fry

I had used shallow fry method so following this only. Mash the potatoes and mix bread pieces and salt. Add coriander leaves and chopped chilli if desired.  Give shape to patties and shallow fry in pan till its cooked on both sides. Keep it aside.

Serving suggestions:

Take a plate and arrange patties. Pour ragda on top and garnish with onions, thin sev and coriander leaves.  You can also make  green chutney and tamarind chutney as garnish. My recipe did get long but in reality its not that difficult.  I had forgotten to garnish with onion in these pics.

Hope you like it. Over to you for your lovely comments.


  1. Street food?? Who wouldn't love them...Looks so inviting Meenu..Especially the patties sound so simple to make and has come out perfectly :)

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  2. Looks tempting...Happy to follow you dear..:)

  3. Thanks Meena for the wonderful recipe raggda pattis is one of my favourite, but have never tried it at home. Your recipe is simple would give it a try!

  4. wow patties looks so yummm... always love street food...

  5. interesting chaat :) i just love street side food..

  6. My favourite chaat.. I always order this.

  7. Delicious Ragda patties Meena.

  8. Delicious ragda pattice.perfectly done..!!

  9. Makes me hungry,one of favourtie street food.

  10. tempting and yum....Happy to follow you...

  11. firt time on your blog , you have a nice collection of dishes, i am your new follower....

    hope that you too visit my blog and follow it if you
    like it...

  12. Hi Meena,
    These recipes of mine are re-posted..that's why they may not be showing in the feed..only newly posted ones can be seen.
    And regarding the bun making, you must have got a round tray with your OTG ..I was using that in Mumbai to make all my baked stuff.Try it out.

  13. Drooling here, by seeing these tempting ragda patties.

  14. looks so healthy & delicious...mouthwatering!

  15. only yesterday, I saw ur recipe, guess just a week ago i hv been to Market n had this dish. N was again wanting more after reading ur post. hehehe
    Its my fav dish, all the chaat items r my fav.
    v r planning the dish ths weekend.
    so no more to say, it yummy, delicious n mouthwatering dish.


  16. i love street foods. bookmarked ..

  17. ah, i have been in mumbai for more than a year now without tasting this. Looks so yum! :), surely going to try this outside for sure this weekend. :)

  18. I love street Food and Mumbai is the best place to it. This one is my favorite

  19. thanks a lot for ur lovely comments

  20. hello meena, your ragda pattise looks really very good. Love the idea of bread in patties.


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