Ragda Puri Chaat

Ragda Puri Chaat

Ragda Puri Chaat

Ragda Puri is a chaat dish that will leave you licking your fingers. Made with crunchy puris, ragda, and chutney, this recipe is the perfect addition to any chaat menu. This appetizer is easy to make and tastes delicious. 
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6 people


  • 24 Puries I am using store bought
  • 1 cup vatana
  • 1 cup potato boiled peeled and cubed in small pieces
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1 Tbsp dry roasted cumin seed powder bhuna jeera
  • 1 Tbsp dry roasted coriander powder bhuna dhania
  • 2 Tbsp ginger chopped
  • 1 small green chili chopped
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 Tbsp tamarind chutney
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp green chili finely chopped, optional

For Serving


  • Wash and soak vatana in three cups of water for at least 8 hours. After soaking vatana will be about 2 1/2 times the volume of the original.
  • Put the vatana in a pressure cooker with 2½ cups of water. When the pressure cooker starts to steam, turn the heat down to medium and cook for 10 minutes. Turn off the heat and wait until steam has stopped before opening the pressure cooker. Vatana should be soft and tender. I have used instant pot, because it is more convenient.
  • Blend cilantro, green chilies, and ginger, tamarind chutney, and lemon juice.
  • Mix cilantro paste and all the spices, salt, black salt, sugar, black pepper and finely chopped green chili this is optional, to boiled vatana mix the spices well. This is known Ragda. Add hot water if needed Ragda should not be very dry it should have thick gravy, Ragda thickens in consistency as it cools.
  • For serving, make a small hole on top of each puri and arrange them on a platter. Stuff them with the ragda. Drizzle with tamarind chutney and sev.


Ragda Puri Chaat can be prepared few days in advance When you are craving for chaat.
This is a Healthy Chaat, Ragda has no oil, and can be served by itself, over crackers, over bread, roll with any indian flat bread, or make sandwich .
Check the recipe for Pani Puri , and Tamarind Chutney 
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Ragda Puri Chaat Recipe: A Burst of Flavor in Every Bite

Ragda Puri Chaat is a popular vegan quick & easy  street food in India, beloved for its medley of flavors and textures. This delectable appetizer consists of crispy puris (fried dough balls) served with ragda, a spicy and tangy curry made from dried white peas. Topped with an assortment of chutneys and sev (crispy chickpea flour noodles), This Chaat is a true delight for the taste buds. In this recipe, we’ll explore how to make it at home, bringing the authentic flavors of the streets right to your kitchen.

Preparation of Ragda Puri Chaat:

Begin by soaking dried white peas in water for at least 8 hours or overnight until they become soft. Once soaked, drain the peas and rinse them thoroughly. Then, in a pressure cooker, cook the soaked peas with water, salt, turmeric, and a pinch of baking soda until they are tender and well-cooked. Allow the pressure to release naturally before opening the cooker.

Tips for Making Perfect Ragda Puri:

  • Soaking the dried white peas overnight ensures that they cook evenly and become tender.
  • Adding a pinch of baking soda while cooking the peas helps to soften them faster.
  • Be sure to cook the peas until they are completely tender but not mushy.
  • Adjust the consistency of the ragda according to your preference by adding more or less water during cooking.

Assembly of Ragda Puri Chaat:

Once the ragda is ready, it’s time to assemble the chaat. Take crispy puris and gently crack them open to create a cavity for the filling. Place a spoonful of ragda inside each puri, ensuring that it fills the cavity generously. Next, drizzle some green chutney and tamarind chutney over the ragda-filled puris for a burst of flavor. Sprinkle tomatoes, and cilantro on top for added freshness and crunch. Finally, garnish with sev and a squeeze of lemon juice to complete.

Variations of Ragda Puri Chaat:

  • Spicy Ragda Puri: If you prefer a spicier chaat, add more green chilies or red chili powder to the ragda mixture. You can also top the puris with finely chopped green chilies for an extra kick.
  • Healthy Ragda Puri: For a healthier version, you can use baked puris instead of fried ones. You can also add boiled sprouts or boiled potatoes to the ragda for added nutrition.
  • Cheese Ragda Puri: For a decadent twist, sprinkle some grated cheese on top of the assembled chaat. The melted cheese adds a creamy and indulgent touch to the dish.

Benefits of Ragda Puri Chaat:

It is not only delicious but also nutritious. The dried white peas used in the ragda are rich in protein and fiber, making this dish a filling and satisfying option. Additionally, the assortment of fresh vegetables and chutneys adds essential vitamins and minerals to the chaat, making it a wholesome snack or appetizer.

FAQs about Ragda Puri Chaat:

Q: Can I make Ragda Puri Chaat in advance?

A: While you can prepare the ragda and chutneys in advance, it’s best to assemble the chaat just before serving to ensure that the puris remain crispy.

Q: Can I customize the toppings in Ragda Puri Chaat?

A: Absolutely! Feel free to experiment with different toppings such as grated carrots, boiled chickpeas, or chopped bell peppers to create your own unique version of Ragda Puri Chaat.

Q: Is Ragda Puri Chaat suitable for vegetarians?

A: Yes, it is a vegetarian dish that is enjoyed by people of all dietary preferences.

With its vibrant colors, bold flavors, and irresistible crunch is sure to become a favorite among your family and friends. Whether you’re serving it as a snack, appetizer, or light meal, this iconic street food is guaranteed to leave everyone craving for more. So why wait? Gather your ingredients and treat yourself to a taste of India with Ragda Puri Chaat today!

Other Recipes on Manjula’s Kitchen

If you’re looking to explore more Indian recipes, appetizers, beverages, and desserts, be sure to check out the following links on Manjula’s Kitchen. Here are some links to recipes on Manjula’s Kitchen official website:

Paneer Tikka Masala Recipe, Chana Chaat (Spicy Chickpea Salad) Recipe, Pav Bhaji (Spicy Vegetable Hash with Buns) Recipe, Raj Kachori (Crunchy Chaat) Recipe, Vegetable Biryani Recipe

These recipes should offer you a flavorful experience straight from Manjula’s Kitchen.

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4 thoughts on “Ragda Puri Chaat

  1. Hi. Manjula madam,
    I have tried many of your recipes from many years. They are too good.
    But now a days I am not seeing your new videos. Madam, please please upload new recipes videos. I am waiting for your videos.

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