Friday, January 7, 2022

Mushroom Ragada Patties

This is lip-smacking, vegan, scrumptious snack as well as starter that will please any crowd. With Big Mountain Foods Mighty Mushroom Bites, it is a breeze to make these and are low in carb too! Protein rich and satisfying food can easily become a frequenter in your menu! Drizzled with lip-smacking piquant chutneys, this is a deliciousone to devour.

Chaat is a flavorful food as well as street food with piquant and refreshing flavors. The mint chutney and sweet dates chutney along with a sprinkle of chaat masala will make anything addictive and elevates the flavor profile exponentially! Sev are thin deep fried garbanzo flour snack shaped like sticks or thin noodles, and vegan too. The chutneys, sev, and chaat masala can be made at home or can be bought in Indian groceries.  Hot and Sweet Cranberry Dates Chutney can also be used in place of sweet dates chutney. 

Chaat is also easily customizable and can be easily made vegan. Most of the vegetarian chaat foods are vegan other than if you request for yogurt. So, there are multiple flavors to make vegan chaat and this vegan ragada mushroom chaat is one among them!

Traditional ragada patties are made with potato patties and a curry made with yellow peas. As much as the potato patties are yummy, they are also high in carbs. With this Big Mountain Foods Mighty Mushroom Bites, there is way to reduce the carb load and make even more protein rich chaat. Big Mountain Foods specializes in plant based vegan products that make our life easier. Check their product page for lot of options that you can use in many tasty ways. 

Since the patties are already ready, it saves time and helps in making the chaat easily with the ready to use patties. These mushroom bites are made with shiitake and white mushrooms with yellow split peas and veggies. Sweet potatoes,spinach, and carrots are in the patties making it very nutrotious. Easy way to sneak veggies with these patties even to a picky eater. The chaat made with these patties are rich in nutrient profile!

Dried yellow peas are soaked and cooked with aromatic spices to make the curry style gravy for the chaat. So plan on time to allow 5-6 hours soaking time. If you are in short of time, use canned garbanzos in place of peas for a quick one. Works perfectly great! Just simmer for 15 minutes for the curry to be ready. 

Assembling the chaat is very easy. In serving bowl, add the yellow peas, add a patty, top with chutneys, onions, cilantro, and sev. The given measured quantity can be served with eight patties or servings, but if more of the yellow peas gravy/curry is used per patty, the following measurements will work for six serving. The toppings and yellow peas can be added as per preference and the guests can also make their own bowls, making it even more fun! They can add the toppings as they wish.

Try the lip-smacking side/curry, Mighty Mushroom Bites "Vada" Curry and the amazing, healthy Masala Mushroom Crumble Summer Rolls and you'll agree that vegan foods are amazing! These are made with Big Mountain Foods Mighty Mushroom Bites and Lion's Mane Mushroom Crumble respectively. With Big Mountain Foods Big Brat Veggie Links, make the amazing Veggie Links Pulao fit for a feast! These are some great delicious vegan foods and check the blog for more tasty vegan recipes.

Vegan Baked Potato Ragada Chaat is a similar chaat made with baked potatoes. The baked potatoes replace the potato patties. Street foods are rich in many flavorful foods. This healthy, vegan Peanut Salad/Peanut Chaat is a family favorite! 

Serves 6 to 8

For the Patties

Big Mountain Foods Mighty Mushroom Bites - 6 to 8
Oil - 1 tbsp

For the ragada

Yellow peas - 1 cup
Water - 3cups, plus soaking
Salt - 1 and 1/4 tsp
Turmeric - 1/3 tsp
Chili powder - 1 tsp
Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 3/4 tsp
Coriander powder - 1/2 tsp
Onions - 3/4 cup, chopped
Tomatoes - 1.5 cup, chopped
Garlic - 1 tbsp, chopped
Ginger - 1 tbsp, chopped

For assembly

Onions -1/4 cup, finely chopped
Cilantro - 1 tbsp, chopped
Chaat masala
Fine sev
Green Mint-cilantro chutney
Sweet tamaring dates chutney


Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add the cumin, ginger, and garlic. Saute for 40 seconds. Add the onions and cook for 3-4 minutes, until onions turn translucent. Puree the tomatoes and add to the pan. Cook for couple of minutes.

Add the soaked peas, followed by salt, turmeric, cayenne, cumin powder, coriander powder, and garam masala.Add water. Mix.

Pressure cook for three whistles. Alternatively, this can be cooked for 4 minutes (high pressure mode) in Instant Pot too. Once the pressure is released, gently mix the contents. Check and adjust the salt and cayenne as per requirements. Add a little water if needed to adjust consistency. 

Heat a pan on medium flame. Drizzle oil and cook the patties 2-3 minutes each side flipping ones. Repeat with remaining patties if making in bateches. 

To assemble: Add about half cup of the yellow peas to a cup. Add the toasted Mighty Mushroom Bites Patties. Sprinkle a little chaat masala, mint chutmey, sweet date tamarind chutney, chopped onions, sev, and cilantro. Serve immediately.

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