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Ragda Patties

Ragda Patties Recipe

Ragda Patties is popular street food of Mumbai. It can be served as a tea time snack or as an appetizer or it makes a light meal by itself. It is loved by people of all ages. Learn to make easy and tasty Ragda patties at home.

Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 people


Ingredients needed to make Ragda

  • 1 cup Dried white peas
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Tomato
  • 1 Green chilli (as needed)
  • 1 inch Ginger chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • Salt
  • 2 tbsp Oil

Spice Powder

  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp Chilli powder
  • 2 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Roasted Cumin powder/jeera powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp Kitchen King masala powder

For the Seasoning

  • 2 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds

For Garnishing

  • Coriander leaves Finely chopped

Ingredients needed for assembling Ragda Patties

  • Aloo tikki
  • Ragda
  • Green Chutney as needed
  • Sweet Chutney as needed
  • Onions finely chopped
  • Coriander leaves finely chopped
  • Sev


Preparation of Ragda (gravy)

  1. Wash and soak 1 cup of white peas overnight or for 5-6 hours in enough water.

  2. Add 1/2 cup of water and pressure cook with a pinch of turmeric powder, salt needed, 1 crushed garlic and 1 tsp chilli powder for 5-6 whistles or until soft.

  3. Once the pressure subsides, open the cooker and leave it to cool.

  4. Grind half of the cooked peas to a coarse paste and keep it aside.

  5. Heat 1-2 tbsp oil in a pan, add finely chopped onions.

  6. Saute until onions turn light brown. This is a very important step. You can add a little salt to quicken up the process. Saute continuously for even browning.

  7. Add a tsp of ginger-garlic paste or chopped ginger (1 inch piece) and 4 cloves of garlic.

  8. Once the onion turns golden brown, add 2 chopped tomatoes and green chillies.

  9. Cook until tomato turns mushy. Once the tomato turns mushy, turn off the heat. Leave it to cool.

  10. Then blend it to a smooth paste. Our onion tomato paste for the ragda is ready.


  1. Heat 2-3 tbsp of oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, when it splutters, add the prepared onion tomato paste.

  2. Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, roasted cumin powder, kitchen king masala powder or garam masala powder and salt needed.

  3. Saute until the raw smell of the spice powder goes.

  4. Add the coarsely ground peas and saute for a few seconds.

  5. Add the rest of the cooked peas along with 1 1/2 - 2 cups of water.

  6. Check for salt. If required, add salt needed.

  7. Simmer for 5-6 mins and turn off the heat. The ragda should be a little watery.

  8. Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.

  9. Ragda is ready.

Ingredient to make Ragda Patties

  1. We need ragda, aloo tikki, chaat chutney, finely chopped onion, finely chopped coriander and sev for it.

  2. Check the detailed recipes and videos for aloo tikki and chaat chutney.

How to assemble Ragda Patties

  1. Place the potato patties in a shallow bowl or plate.

  2. Pour piping hot ragda over it.

  3. Drizzle sweet chutney and green chutney over it.

  4. Top it with finely chopped onions, sev and coriander leaves.

  5. Enjoy Healthy and Tasty Ragda Patties at Home.