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Raghda Patties

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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.

raghda patties

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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53 Comments

  1. Divina Pe says

    Wow, that looks so good. And these are street foods. I actually want to visit India because I want to try their street foods. Sad to say, our street foods doesn't reflect our culture that much.

  2. Pavithra says

    Mmmmm MMMM MMm.. looks so so delicious .. I can have anytime and now this is making me hungry and so tempted.

  3. Ju (The Little Teochew) says

    You sweet, sweet dear! That's why you're listed under "My Favourite People" on my blog. :) Thank you for the award, and thank YOU for sharing glorious food porn first thing in the morning (for me). Wish I had those patties for brekkie instead of the egg sandwich I just finished. Street food rocks!

  4. sowmya.s says

    the word ragda patties itself is making me drool..looks so delicious….

  5. Sharmilee! :) says

    Havent heard of this looks delicious! Nice to read abt u…Same here abt the comments…feel very happy to the comments to be moderated in dashboard!

  6. Aparna Vijay says

    Wow! Yummy Yummy..I love to eat chat items…Just love your blog dear..
    Love
    Aparna Vijay

  7. Devi Meyyappan says

    Wow the patties looks so yummm :), its a new dish to me,.. you have a very very beautiful blog with lots of different new recipes!

  8. Cooking Foodie says

    Stuff patties are a good variation, takes the dish from street to fine-dining… beautiful photo.
    And I really liked your 10 things :) we have 6 in common :D

  9. Anncoo says

    This is made by you? Looks like from a Restaurant, very nice presentation.

  10. Divina Pe says

    Thanks for the award Sanjana. I'm so touched. The first time I visited this post today, I didn't see the awards yet. I only saw the food. You know, it was first thing in the morning. :)

  11. Sanjana says

    Divina- I'm so surprised. What is street food like in the Phillipines? Aww I know it was very early in the morning! :) You are an inspiration Divina!

    Pavithra- Thank you so much! :) I could also eat them at any time of the day!

    Ju- You are TOO lovely! :) I ADORE your blog so much and I look forward to reading every post!

    Sowmya- Thank you :$ That's so nice of you to say!

    Sharmilee- I know exactly what you mean! Thanks for your comments!

    Prathibha- Thank you for your lovely comment!

    Aparna- Thats such a sweet thing to say :$ Thank you! I love reading your recipes too!

    Devi- Thank you! I really hope you enjoy making them! :) Thanks for following me!

    Cooking Foodie- Hehe, which 6? :p

    Anncoo- Yes :) Thank you so much- Your creations are the ones that should be in food magazines- You make such beautiful cakes and bakes!

  12. Faiza Ali says

    My My !! these patties look sooo yummmmy yummmm..perfect….just perfect and lovely clicks dear.
    And congratulations on your well deserved awards. it was nice, knowing more about you :)

  13. Hi Sanjana, how r u?
    My My this pateese looks fabulous and the clicks are too good to tempt me make some right away….but the lazy me….
    Thanks for sharing the award dear and yes I am so happy to read comments to be moderated..the more, the better. Grins!

  14. Rohini says

    Wow.. Such a yummy snack!! Missing India for this one reason :(
    Congrats on all your awards dear, it was great to know more about you!

  15. meeso says

    Thanks! These awards are fun to receive :) You're so cute with your answers, lol! The patties look super delicious and congratulations on the awards!

  16. 1. As always your food has me absolutely SALIVATING! I agree 100% about checking out street food and cheap things to get a real sense of a place and a culture.
    2. I am very honored and flattered that you like to check out my blog, because I think your food is so fab and it means something that you like mine! I will definitely be telling 10 things about me … I have the perfect post in mind but I'm waiting on an ingredient I ordered. Oooh, the mystery!!

  17. Ushnish Ghosh says

    Dear Sanjana
    How are you ? I am partially back on blog. I can read only now. Great award and your writing too.
    The recipe is very nice…but wont be able to make in near future :-(. Suddenly I realize, I dont have any pocket money , so going to Milano for few weeks, to pick up few dimes and a bottle of Cortese di Gavi ..have a nice week and cook and study hard ha ha

  18. Mr. P says

    That's so kind! I'm honoured.

    I also love this recipe. There's an Indian street food place that just opened close to my house (about 4 minutes walk!) and I can't wait to go! But since they only do breakfast and lunch, finding a convenient time when we can both go (me and him indoors that is) is proving difficult. Maybe I'll just rustle these up at home to keep us interested! And get Mr. Other P to play chai-wallah.

  19. Vaishali Sharma (Bhutani) says

    First of all Congratulations Sanjana for the award.
    Second, your Ragga Patties looks so inviting. And what a wonderful pic..You are an awesome photographer and cook!

  20. Cooking Foodie says

    That would be 2,4,5,6,9 and 10! :) I am cooking Ragda Patties tonight but the lazy way!

  21. Malar Gandhi says

    Looks yumm yumm:) Good to know more about you…thats terrific profile:)

  22. Kanchan says

    Inch Pinch … while editing my post got update of your version , and Wow the patties sure is a wholesome meal in itself !!

  23. Deepa G Joshi says

    wow, what mouthwatering clicks..I am a pakka chaat fan..love this recipe. you have a great space. Nice to know somethings about you :)

  24. Kathy Gori says

    so great learning more about you! you are on quite the winning streak miss #1!

  25. Meena says

    Hi!

    Found your blog when I was blog-hopping!!1
    You have a great vegetarian collection that i also interesting…really liked the unusual ingredients in the filling for patties.

    Keep the recipes coming…

  26. Priya says

    Dear Sanjana, ragada patties looks delicious and makes me hungry, just love chaat foods to the core…I got ur chilli chopper saturday morning and i have posted the click in blog with today's post, thanks for sending that chilli chopper, my little one enjoyed chopping tomatoes through the chopper and he loved it…Thanks a lot for loving words and u r really an adorable blogger friend for me…My hearty thanks again dear..BTW thanks for sharing again the awards with me, definitely am honoured and again excited to get this award from me and nice to know more about u..

  27. Rohini says

    Hey congrats! With this, you are again on the TOP 10 of Foodbuzz..! Great work dear :)

  28. AshKuku says

    Yummilicious patties deary….. They are EXOTIC…
    I have no words to describe how I feel after going through these mere pics…. I'm just drooling…. all over…. Lovely captures, indeed….. of an awesome prep…..

    On the whole was a good read…. too….. & Kudos to you on being showered by all these goodies…. It feels good… & sincerely, as I do not have that scrap…. I will obviously take it…. My name mentioned or not….. "Jisne Kee Sharam, Uski pooti Karam"
    So I will not waste any time in thinking before inking that scrap…. ;-)

    Ash…
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

  29. The Princess says

    Congratulations again on being No 1 on Food Buzz. Well deserved!

    Mina Joshi

  30. Jennifer@womanvfood says

    That looks so good! I think I'm too lazy to make them though ;)

  31. Anonymous says

    hi sweety, congrats and hope they keep coming as I know how much work you put into your cooking as I have tasted your cooking.

    well done

    saint bapu

  32. yummy..these look very inviting !! haven't had to chance to have them for a while..i guess now i should make some !

  33. Preeti Kashyap says

    looks lovely Sanjana. Never tried ragda patties with sour apples…must try ur recipe! sometime

  34. Sanjana, as usual this is a beautiful recipe and very deserving of it's #1 spot of FBz, woo hoo!

    I also love Bollywood music, but always am in need of recommendations… *hint hint* :)

  35. Dolly says

    Wow, Sanjana..CONGRATULATIONS ON making it to #1 on Food BUzz's top 9. I saw you there and I'm so happy as you truly deserve it. See no one can say NO to these mouth watering Raghda Patties. I absolutely love these. Superb Clicks.

  36. Anonymous says

    These look terrific! When you say "dried peas" for the ragdha – what kind of peas?

    Thanks!

  37. powderate says

    Dear Sanjana,

    I will make these for my guests ahead of time and freeze for quick lunch at the North Blue Yurts. I will cherish this recipe and let you know how they are liked.

    Thank you.

  38. Raghda patties look awesome, reminds me of back home. Congrats on top 10 and the awards Sanjana! Great work!

  39. jayasri says

    sanju, the pattis look really great!!, I too made them, they are still in my draft!!, yours look really gorgeous dear..

  40. ruchikacooks says

    Congrats on the awards Sanjana. For sure, these patties are KnockOuts. Enjoyed reading the 10 honest things about you. You've never been to India? But the patties esp the dusted ones look so good that I feel I can munch them as they are ;)

  41. Gulmohar says

    Can't stop admiring them..lol..Lovely clicks as usual..
    Good to know more about you and Congrats !!

  42. lostpastremembered says

    Street food was never so beautifully prepared… they look awesome!!

  43. Shirley @ Kokken69 says

    These are lovely and thanks for sharing the recipe. I have recently just returned from a business trip in India.There is another snack which I really like- they call it Pani Puri…a puff like ball, eaten with chickpeas and a tamarind sauce… I wish I can make that here in Singapore.. I may need to scour Little India for it…

  44. Gabriella says

    Dear KO Rasoi, your gujarati raghda patties look marvelous! I love the stuffing in them. "Wild Thing", you make my heart sing! Loved and saved this recipe. I shall revisit you soon. Thank you for sharing.
    Cheers, Gaby
    You can always visit me at http://ptsaldari.posterous.com.

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