Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Gatte ki Sabji (Gatte Curry)

Gatte ki Sabji
This is a very popular dish of  Rajasthan and Gujarat in India. My friend's mom used to send it  whenever she made it  for me in the hostel and my taste buds tickled. My daughter's friend once landed up when I had no vegetable in my fridge and she was a pure vegetarian. So I tried this dish and not only she loved it but spread the words around about it, and I landed up making Gatte ki sabji every now and then . Am I complaining no dear no!! :)

Preparation time: 5 min.
Cooking time for gatte: 10 min.
Cooking time for gravy: 10 min
Servings: 5-6 large servings

Ingredients required for Gatte (Boiled roll of Black gram flour)
  • 200 gm Besan ( Black gram powder)
  • 1/4 Tea spoon Turmeric powder
  • 10 ml. Cooking oil for adding to besan 
  • Salt to taste.
  • 1 Tea spoon Chilly powder( or to taste) 
  • Cooking oil for frying
  • Water 1/2 L.
Directions to prepare Gatte
  • Take besan in a deep bowl / plate add the following and mix properly.
    • Salt 
    • Chilly powder
    • Turmeric powder
    • 10 ml. oil
Besan with Turmeric powder, salt, oil, chili powder
The mixture of Besan, oil, salt, turmeric powder and chili powder after mixing
  • Sprinkle water to the above mixture and keep on kneading till it becomes soft dough.
  • Put 1/2 liter water in a container and keep for boiling. 
  • Divide the dough into four equal parts
Four parts of dough
  • Roll them to 1/2 inch diameter rolls.
  •  Cut the rolls to approximately 2-4 inches length.
Rolls cut to pieces before boiling
  • When water starts boiling put the rolls into water and allow them to cook for at least 15 min.
  • The gatte should become hard. 
Boiled Gatte
  • Sieve the water and keep the boiled gatte to cool.
  • When the rolls become cold cut them into small round pieces as per your liking.
Boiled Gatte cut into small pieces
  • Fry them till golden brown. 
Gatte being fried

Ingredients required for Gravy 
  • Onion 2 medium size, cut finely
  • 4-5 cloves of garlic, and 1inch ginger piece both made to paste
  • 2-3 cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Oil 1 tea spoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Chilly powder1/2 tea spoon
  • Water 1/2 Liter
  • 2 tea spoons cream (malai) (Optional).
  • Finely cut coriander leaves.
Directions to prepare Gravy
  • Take oil in kadai and heat it. 
  • When the oil is hot,  add cloves and bay leaf,onions and cook till onions are golden brown.
  • Add garlic ginger paste to the above mixture and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and cook till they leave side of kadai.
  • Add fried gatte and mix nicely.
  • Add 100ml.water and cook on low flame for 10 min. with occasional stirring.
Gatte being cooked in Onion, Tomato gravy along with Red bell Pepper
  • In between you can add water to get the thickness of gravy as per your liking.
Gatte ki sabji cooked in gravy along with Red bell Pepper
Enjoy  hot Gatte ki curry with rice or chapatis. :)
Tips :
  • If the besan mixture sticks on your fingers while kneading then apply oil to your fingers.
  • The water which is left after boiling gatte can be used in gravy.
  • Gatte can be shallow fried instead deep fried to reduce the oil content of vegetable.
Suggested Variations :
  • While making the dough of gatte, in the mixture of besan Kasoori methi / Finely cut onions / Caraway seeds(Ajwain) /Green chili / Coriander leaves can be added to have different flavor Gatte.
  • While making gravy Capsicum ? Red bell pepper / yellow bell pepper / carrots / beans etc. can be added to bring more color and nutrition to the vegetable of Gatte.
  • Fried gatte can also be cooked in 
      • Sweet and Sour Gravy,  
      • Creamy Delicious Gravy, 
      • Gravy Lazawab,

1 comment:

  1. Gr8 recipie mom, thx for this :) do update with pics here if u make this there :)



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