Servings: 4

Weight Watcher Smart Points: 12

Preparation Time: 30 Minutes

Cooking Time: 20 Minutes

Ready In: 50 Minutes

Ingredients

  • red chili powder as required
  • ¼ or ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • ½ cup cilantro/coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp cornflour
  • roasted cumin seeds powder (bhuna jeera powder)
  • chaat masala as required
  • grated or finely chopped raw mango (optional and if available in season)
  • ½ cup mint-coriander chutney (green chaat chutney)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 4 potatoes
  • black salt as required
  • ½ cup yogurt, plain or in which some sugar is dissolved
  • ½ cup sweet chaat chutney made from tamarind, jaggery and dates.
  • 1 tomato, finely chopped (optional)
  • ghee or oil for frying the patties
  • 2 cups Ragda
  • 1 cup fine sev

Instructions

  1. Wash the potatoes and then boil till they are cooked completely.When the potatoes are still warm, peel the potatoes.Mash the potatoes
  2. Add cornflour and salt to the mashed potatoes
  3. A tip – To mash the potatoes easily : Always mash the potatoes when they are hot or warm
  4. They get mashed easily than mashing, when they become cool.Mix the cornflour and salt well with the mashed potatoes.Check the seasoning and add more salt if required
  5. If within you, something tells you that the mixture is a little loose and needs more binding, add some more cornflour
  6. Make medium sized balls of the mashed potato mixture
  7. Flatten them, shape into round patties and keep aside.Heat oil/ghee on a griddle/tava or in a shallow frying pan
  8. Keep the potato patties on the hot oil in the tava for frying.Lift with the spatula and check to see if the base is light browned
  9. Turn over the patties and fry the other side.When this side gets a little browned, turn over again
  10. Fry till the patties become golden brown and crisp from the first side.Turn over again to make the second side crisp and golden brown.Fry all the patties till they are done.Alternatively, you could arrange the fried patties, at the sides of the circular tava and fry the fresh batch of patties in the center.Keep everything ready for the topping and garnish before you assemble the ragda patties
  11. The potato patties have to be hot or warm before you assemble, so keep everything ready before you fry the patties:the ragda should be hot or warmboth the green chutney and the sweet chaat chutney should be made a day ahead or before making the patties and kept aside
  12. (You could also use ready made chaat chutneys)the onions and coriander chopped and kept asidethe sev – I used readymade sev and the only variety I got near my place was a slight thicker variety than the fine sev used in Mumbai.All the dry powders – chaat masala, cumin seed powder, rock salt/black salt kept at your kitchen table where you will assemble the ragda patties.Assembling and Topping the Patties:After all of the above, its time to assemble
  13. This is quick and in a minute you can assemble the Ragda Patties.Take the two or three patties in a plate.Top it up with generous amounts of ragda.Add some chopped onions and sweet chaat chutney on the ragda…Then add the green mint coriander chutney.Add some onions again.Sprinkle the chaat masala, black salt and cumin seeds powder
  14. At this stage, you could add a few drops of lemon juice or chopped/grated raw mango.Top it with sev as much you want.Garnish Ragda Patties with coriander leaves…
  15. the last touch.Serve the Ragda Patties immediately to your loved ones.

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