Me and my sister used to wonder how to make this yummy street food while we were in school.
We went to the chat wala one day along with my brother and ordered a plate and observed him carefully while he was making it.Back at home both of us planned to cook this and when my mom was out to office, we made every thing and thought some thing was missing.We then took the tava and poured some ragada on it and started beating it like the chat wala , my ajji(mom's mother) who was having a siesta got up and to her surprise saw us in kitchen and by then made a big mess out there. :-) poor thing she had to clean up every thing, but all of us enjoyed the snack.
Our first experiment in kitchen came out well and from then i must say both me and my sis started experimenting with food regularly.
For the Cutlet:
3 large Potato (boiled & mashed)
1/2 tbsp Coriander leaves
1/2 tbsp Garam masala
1/4 tbsp Cumin powder (jeera powder)
1/4 tbsp Turmeric powder (haldi)
Salt to taste
For the Ragada:
2 Cups white peas (boiled)(batani)
1 onion , finely chopped
1 tomato, finely chopped
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
few mint leaves
1/4 tsp black salt
1 tsp Cumin powder
1 tsp garam masala powder
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 tbsp tamarind paste
Salt to taste
Coriander leaves, onion , both finely chopped to garnish.
Take the boiled potatoes , add coriander leaves, garam masala, cumin powder,turmeric powder, salt and mix well.
make cutlets and roll them in bread crumbs.Now heat tawa and grease it with oil and place the cutlets and roast them, you can as well deepfry.
When cutlets turn brown , remove and keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan add onion and fry for 2 minutes, add mint leaves , ginger-garlic paste and stir for 2 more minutes.
add the tomatoes and cook for some time.When tomatoes are done add garam masala powder, black salt, ordinary salt,cumin powder
chilli powder and mix well.Add the tamarind paste and mix well. Add little water if required.
Now add in the boiled peas to this mixture and let it cook for 5-7 minutes.
To serve Ragada patties:
Take a serving plate and place 2 cutlets and pour ragada on it.
Sprinkle chopped onion,chat masala & chopped coriander leaves on it .You can also put yogurt and sev if desired and serve hot with green chutney.