Baked Vatana nuggets | Dry peas nuggets

Baked vatana nuggets

Are you ready to pack in that nutrition and still like like a cool mum? Here is the dried peas nuggets,  that teen pleaser that gets hugs back to be cool. Easy to meal prep this oil-free, dairy-free, vegan baked vatana pattice makes a hard week feel a bit easier.

Not every day, but once in a way I do wish my kids did not grow up so fast. This is just like any other mother, them having a proper meal is important to me. At the same time, it may not be cool to have bigger lunchboxes. This is when we started experimenting with options that a protein-rich and keep them sustained and yet are in vogue. Nugget was a sure thing that easily attracted their attention. Easier to eat and share these nuggets have been a staple in the alternate week meal prep. Since these baked peas nuggets seem to capture more of their attention than any other, hope it is of some help to you too. 

What’s vatana?

The spherical ball like dried peas is vatana. Usually, you will find the slightly yellow-coloured ones labelled as vatana and the green-coloured ones as dried peas or hara vatana. These are rich in fibre starchier than fresh peas and have a flavour profile that’s great to take any flavour. In Maharashtrian cuisine, these are popular as Ragada beans. We have made these vatana nuggets today 

Ingredients to making vatana nuggets

Dried garlic

Check out the recipe card below for the details of ingredients and quantities along with step-by-step instructions.

Baked Vatana pattice

Dry peas nuggets

Are you ready to pack in that nutrition and still like like a cool mum? Here vegan dried peas nuggets,  that teen pleaser that gets hugs back to be cool. Easy to meal prep this baked vatana pattice makes a hard week feel a bit easier.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
chilling the dough 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Baking, International, Kids choice
Servings 30 nuggets


  • baking trays
  • mixing bowls and spoons.
  • measuring cups and spoons


  • 2 cups vatana dried peas cooked and drained
  • 1/4 cups breadcrumbs
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder


  • Into the mixing bowl, add the cooked dried peas, garlic powder, salt and breadcrumbs.
  • Mash and mix them to form a firm yet moist dough.
    nugget dough.
  • Shape the dough into nuggets and place them on a flour-lined tray.
  • Cover and chill for half an hour.
  • Preheat the oven at 180 degrees for 10 minutes.
  • Line the baking tray and place the nuggets on them.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or till the top shows small cracks.
  • Remove from the oven and cool on a rack.
  • Serve with salad or as a platter with dips.
    Baked vatana nuggets
Keyword beans and legumes, cutlets and patty, pot luck recipes, vegan
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

What’s on this plate?


It was school holidays time and the “only” time to eat in peace. So here is a plate that was shared as the meal. On this plate are baked vatana cutlets, sweet potato fries, lemon pepper mayo and sliced Turkish bread.

What to serve with baked nuggets?

Baked nuggets can actually be a meal on their own. A bit of Ketchup or Mayonnaise as the dip and the plate is ready to go. If you are catering to the hungrier teens or a group you may want to add a bit more to this meal. Here are a few ideas that go well together.
Milkshakes or smoothie
Mac and cheese
Green soup
Roasted carrots  or swedes
Salad bowls
Spicy spaghetti
Curried carrot soup
Or fruit salad


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We have added this vatana pattice to the A to Z recipe collection in hindi. As we are edging towards the close of this series I  am truly happy I was so far able to contribute to every single one. The ones I hold close to my heart here are
Shalgham ki baaji, til ke puri etc
This series sure did test my Hindi grammar abilities with the ka,ke, ki and more. Hopefully, I haven’t thoroughly messed it up!!

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1 year ago

I never tried dry peas nuggets. Sounds so interesting and delicious. Thanks for sharing.

1 year ago
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Vatana is new to me, and I can’t wait to get some and try out these nuggets!

1 year ago

Sounds delicious! I look forward to trying it.

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1 year ago
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Baked vatana nuggets looks so tempting, perfect party snacks love to try it.
Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipe

1 year ago

Very nutritious and perfect for a family meal. I really like the paring with the sweet potato fires and bread.

1 year ago
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Very healthy version. I love such simple and guilt free snacks as we are tempted to eat more than one.

1 year ago
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WoW this ingredient VATANA has many ways to make I didn’t no about, thanks Seema for this lovely recipe. Now I have varieties of recipes to try. Nuggets look so YUM!!

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