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Eating the street food from all over the world is one of the best ways of experiencing the particular cultural identity of that country and region. Forget dining in fancy restaurants and five star luxury hotels… just get out there and munch. Soak up all of that tradition and absorb the magical flavours that the locals are used to. Street vendors are the professional chefs of the outdoors.

Raghda Patties (pronounced: RughRa PETi-ce) just one of those street dishes you have to try once. This fast food is like no other MacD’s, BK’s or KFC’s. Here’s how we make traditional Gujarati style Raghda Patties at home. They have an East African influence with the raw mango or apple because the majority of my parents’ generation were born and raised there. I plan to post more East African street food/snack food recipes soon because they are so blissful to eat!

For the outer covering combine:

4 medium floury potatoes cooked and mashed
275g paneer, finely grated
2 slices of stale bread (with crusts removed), made into breadcrumbs
Zest and juice of one lemon
Salt to taste
Sugar to taste
Chilli powder to taste

For the filling combine:

1 cup grated carrot,
1 cup peeled and grated raw mango or a sour apple (which is what I used)
½ cup fresh/desiccated coconut
Zest and juice of one lemon
¼ cup gathia/sev/Bombay mix, crushed
¼ cup fresh coriander
2 chillies (or to taste)
1 tbsp ginger, minced
½ tsp cinnamon powder
Salt to taste
Sugar to taste

For dusting and frying:

¼ cup plain flour
Sunflower oil to deep fry

Method to make the Patties:

1. Wet the palm of your hand and take a tbsp of the spiced potato mix and flatten it on the palm of your hand.
2. Place about 2 tsp’s of the filling onto the flattened spiced potato mix and set aside.

3. Repeat step 1 and place it on top of the masterpiece you already made and seal all the edges. Make sure none of the filling shows, otherwise it will split when you fry it. Bad times.

4. Repeat steps -3 until you have no mixture left. My advice: Get a helper. (Note: You will have some filling left over after you have stuffed the patties- set this aside).

5. Dust the patties liberally with the flour and refrigerate for an hour.

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For the Raghda:

1 cup dried green peas, boiled
1 chilli halved and quartered
½ tsp cumin seeds
4-5 curry leaves
¼ tsp asafoetida
1 tbsp sunflower oil
1 tbsp concentrated tamarind paste
Salt to taste
Sugar to taste

Method to make the Raghda:

1. Heat the oil, add cumin seeds, curry leaves, chillies and the asafoetida and fry for about a minute.

2. Add the reserved filling mixture leftover from making the patties and cook for a minute on a low heat.

3. Add 3 cups of hot water and the boiled peas. Bring to a boil and roughly puree this mixture in a blender.

4. Place the puree back on heat and bring to a gentle simmer for a minute. Remove from the heat and set aside.

To fry the Patties:

1. Deep fry the patties two or three at a time on a low heat until golden.

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2. Drain the patties on kitchen paper to absorb any excess oil.

3. Repeat until you have finished frying all of the patties. (Note: Enlist the help of a slave next time).

Serve the Raghda on top of the Patties and garnish with:

Finely diced onions
Chopped coriander/cilantro
Fine sev or Bombay mix
Finely chopped chillies (optional)
Drizzle with some cooling yoghurt

Dive in. Street Style.

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Thank you to the fabulous Kathy Gori from The Colours of Indian Cooking for passing this award on to me!

 
The rules of the award state that the person receiving the award must state ten HONEST facts about themselves. So here goes…
 
10 Honest things about Sanjana

1. I have never been to India *gasp* Oh the horror. The shame of it.

2. I have a super wonderful and supportive family.

3. My elder brother thought of the name KO Rasoi. (K for Kalidas, O for Odhavji and KO for their KnockOut food!)

4. It gives me so much pleasure to read the comments you guys post on here. I get unbelievably happy when I see the words “# comments to be moderated”.

5. I love to eat out. Too much.

6. I get excited visiting kitchenware shops. What a glorious feeling.

7. I have a tattoo. *giggles*

8. I drive a Melina blue Ford Puma.

9. I love Bollywood music.

10. Keeping this blog has been one of the best decisions I have ever made.

I would like to pass this on to ten other food bloggers whose posts I long to read every free minute (the first ten that came to mind in no particular order)…

1. Mr. P of Delicious Delicious Delicious
2. Ju of The Little Teochew
3. Trix of Tasty Trix
4. Mina of Give me some Spice
5. Priya of Priya’s Easy and Tasty Recipes
6. Divina of Sense and Serendipity
7. Pari of Foodelicious
8. Meeso of For the Love of Food!
9. Shelly of Experimental Culinary Pursuits
10. The Vegetable Matter duo

If I haven’t included your name here it doesn’t matter, please pick up the award because you’re all wonderful to me and I hate picking favourites… There’s way too many food blogs out there I love to pick just ten! So please, please, please take this award everyone and tell me 10 honest things about yourselves! C’mon I’m waiting!

I also received these from Siddhi of Cooked Dil Se…! and Vaishali of Adding Zest to your Cooking
 

 
As for the rules that come with the Kreative Blogger award… You can find 7 things about me here.

 

Everyone please take these awards and share the blog love!

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