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Ragda Chat – Indian Chaat Video Recipe

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Though “Chaat” is very  popular Snack, I call this Ragda Chaat a ‘complete meal’. It has got enough protein, calories yet can be treated as healthy when you make it fresh right in your home kitchen using limited oil and fresh ingredients. So here you have a complete meal for your next weekend. Enjoy!

Preparation time – 10 hrs

Cooking time – 40 mins

Serves – 2 people

For Preparing Curry:

  • White Peas (Vatana) – 1/2 Cup
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Oil – 1 tsp +1 Tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  •  Cumin Seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger (paste) – 1/2 tsp
  • Garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Onion (chopped) – 1/2 cup
  • Green Chillies (chopped) – to taste
  • Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  •  Cumin power – 1/2 tsp
  • Rasam Powder – 1 tsp
  • Red Chilli Powder – to taste
  • Cilantro (chopped) – 1 Tbsp
  • Lemon Juice – to taste
  • Salt – to taste

For Potato Patties :

  • Potatoes – 2 medium
  • Green Chillies (chopped) – to taste
  • Coriander Powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin Powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Dry Mango Powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Red Chilli Powder – to taste
  • Cilantro (chopped) – 1 Tbsp
  • Corn Flour – 3 Tbsp
  • Ginger paste – 1/4 tsp
  • Oil – for shallow frying

Assembling the dish :

  • Coriander/ Mint Chutney – as required
  • Sweet and Sour Chutney – as required
  • Onion (very finely chopped) – as required
  • Cilantro (finely chopped) – as required
  • Lemon Juice – to taste
  • Thin Sev – to taste

Procedure :

Wash, drain and soak white peas in fresh water for atleast 8 hrs or overnight.

For cooking the vatana, add them into the pressure cooker, add turmeric powder 1 tsp of oil and cook it for three whistles, then simmer for half an hr.

In a pan add 1 Tbsp of oil, when the oil is enough hot, add mustard seeds, allow them to pop, then add umin seeds, ginger, garlic, green chillies, onion. Mix well and cover to cook until onions turn soft

Add tomatoes and cover to cook the tomatoes completely.

Spice up the mixture with coriander powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder, rasam powder, add the white peas to this mixture and cover to bring this mixture to a boil.

Finally add in cilantro, lemon juice. Simmer this mixture to bring it to a right consistancy until you are ready with the potato patties. You may need additional water to do this.

For Potato Patties :

In a mixing bowl add boiled and mashed Potato, green chilli, cilantro, coriander powder, cumin powder, amchoor powder(dry mango powder, red chilli powder, salt, corn four.

Mix well together and make three inch diameter and 1/2 inch thick round patties.

Shallow fry them on low to medium heat adding 1 tsp of oil on each side of every patty until they are nice and golden in color on both the sides. It should take about 10 mins.

Set them aside your patties are ready for assembling.

For Assembling :

In a Serving bowl place one or two aloo patties, add green chutney, sweet and sour chutney, pour in hot ragda, onion, coriander, cilantro, thin sev, thick yogurt. Serve piping hot. Enjoy!!!





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