Monday, May 12, 2008

Rajasthani Gatte ki Sabzi

Gatte ki sabzi is a dish, that you can never miss out when you have Rajasthani meal. Gatte's are made with besan flour, and this sabzi is just made with gatte and with no other vegetables. any way you can add tomatoes as i did, but its optional.

When i first made this sabzi at home, i did not have any idea about it. even i had never tasted it before. now(its been 4 years since i have tried it). i make this sabzi quite often when i run out of vegetables. also i have tasted this sabzi in a rajasthani restaurant. so now i can prepare this quite good with the experiences learned.

gatte ki sabzi

I kept googling on what to try for RCI-Rajasthan hosted by padma. finally i landed on Vee's Gatte ki sabzi. I have tried quite few dishes from her blog...where she explains so neatly, that we cannot get confused with the order of what to do. she is really the best one to narrate the method of cooking.
Rajasthani Gatte ki sabzi
I can't narrate things like her..but just tell you what i did..well about this was so different in taste. me & hubby loved it a lot. and he asked me to prepare this for lunch regularly in this summer. It pairs well with chapathi as well as with rice.

For the gatte:

Besan flour / Bengal gram flour - 1 cup
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
Kasuri methi - 1/2 tsp
Ajwain / Carrom seeds - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp's

For the gravy:

Curd / Yogurt - 1 cup
Tomatoes - 2
Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Red chilli powder - 1 or 2 tsp
Corriander powder - 2 tsp
Cumin powder - 1 tsp

For tempering:

Ghee - 2 tsp + Oil - 1 tsp
Cumin - 1/2 tsp
Hing / Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp

Corriander leaves to garnish


1. First, to prepare gatte, in a large bowl, mix besan flour, salt to taste, ajwain seeds, kasuri methi, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and mix well.

2. Now keep sprinkling water and knead to form into a firm and smooth dough. add 2 tsp of oil to the dough and knead again. shape the dough into a 1/2 inch diameter roll.

3. In a wide large bowl / wide pressure cooker pan, add 3 cup's of water and let it boil, once the water starts to boil, put the roll into the water and let the roll cook for about 15 minutes at high flame.
4. Once the gatte roll is cooked, remove the gatte seperately from the water and let it cool down. once cooled, slice the gatte into 1/2 inch pieces.

5.Once you have sliced the gatte's, it is optional to fry the gatte's in oil. if you are frying the gatte's they may break up in the oil a little. after frying, they become little crisper, this way you can ensure that the gatte's are fully cooked.
6. Heat a cup of water, put the 2 tomatoes in it and let it boil for 5 mins, so that the tomato skin peel's a little. drain the tomatoes, cool them, peel it's skin, grind them into a smooth tomato puree and set aside.
7. Now to prepare the gravy, heat a pan, add 2 tsp's of ghee, add cumin seeds, hing, garlic paste and roaast well. then add the tomato puree and let it boil well and gets thickened for about 1 or 2 mins. Then add the sliced gatte's and mix well. reduce the flame before adding the curd.
8. Take a cup of curd and using your whisker or fork, beat the curd well. now add this beaten curd to the gravy in low flame and mix well. then add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, corriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala(optional) to the gravy and mix well. let the mix keep bubbling in low flame for about 5-10 minutes, till you see the oil on the sides of the gravy.
9. Remove the gravy from slow flame and garnish with corriander leaves.
Serve with rice or roti.
Gatte ki sabzi with rice
It is optional to add tomatoes, it just makes the gravy little sour and gives a good red colour to the gravy.
Never add curd in high flame, it may curdle and the sabzi may get bad.

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  1. Great entry Lavi! Takes a bit of work but worth it. Good job!:))

  2. Came out good Lavi. I love the gravy with curd :)

  3. Looks delicious Lavi.Check out my blog for surprise

  4. Your subji turned out good too. It was really yummy, right! Nice pictures, Lavi! Wonderful entry.

  5. Am seeing this subji everywere ..thanks to RCI

  6. lavi..that looks so cool...and colourful..mine came out little white!..

  7. Great entry!!Looks yummy.

  8. great entry!!!i saw 2-3 other gatte recipes in th blog past few days...looks like a must try to me:)...looks really delicious.

  9. Got to try this out as a side dish for pulkas...thanks for sharing

  10. Nice recipe Lavi & Nice photos ..discription

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  12. I've never had this before but it looks really good!!!

  13. looks delicious...and lovely pictures..

  14. I have a surprise waiting for you on my blog! :)

  15. That looks so creamy and delicious Lavi.

  16. gatthe ki sabji is my favourite,nice visit my blog...

  17. Great entry lavi. Looks awesome and you really have a patience gal. I think am gonna try this . Nice step by step instructions lavi.

  18. Hey Lavi, no posts in a while? I did the meme, just wanted to let you know that I DID do it.

  19. long time no see!!! something for you in my blog...please check:o)

  20. hey lavi

    thanks alot for a lovely recipe my hubby is a big foodie he loved it....
    Thanks alot

  21. Hello Lavi,

    It was really a great great receipe. Very detailed and accurate. I followed each and every step and finally sabji was Just AWESOME.

    Thanks again for the lovely receipe.

    -Amit Bajaj

    1. it is really very easy to prepare from this description and it is very tasty when fully cooked

  22. Very nice


  23. Thanks Rati! Hope You Liked it too!

    Good to know, it turned out well for you Amit. Thanks for letting me know!!

    Thanks Shweta! hope you tried and then gave your comment here:)

  24. I have tried this recipe before from Sanjeev Kapoor's book but never got it right.

    Your recipe is perfect! Please compile this into a book

  25. Oh thats so sweet of you to ask me to compile into a book. This is the best compliment i ever had.

    Yes this is such a wonderfull and perfect recipe!

  26. Hope You Tried and Liked the sabzi Sony!!
    You are Welcome!

  27. Hiii nice recipe.. Followed ur recipe and made gattas last week which were perfect and then yesterday made it add a bit of my touch to it...

    1. this what you need to do, honey.

  28. Nice..Do visit

  29. Nice receipe. Thanks!

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