Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Gatte ki Kadhi... Steamed gram flour dumplings in yogurt gravey !

Few days ago I was going through the recipes on my blog, and I realised that I do not have any rajsthani recipes. Although I make quite a lot rajsthani dishes and in my family we all love rajsthani food . I have been brought up eating these type of dishes at my parents in India. My mum was a very good cook in making rajsthani dishes, as she  spent her most of the childhood in Rajsthan at her elder sister's.



Rajsthan is not only famous for it's art and crafts but also famous for it's rich tasty dishes and exotic flavours. In rajsthani cuisine major ingredient is Gram flour. Rajsthan suffers harsh climate and due to very less rainfall , availability of greens is very seldom, therefor ingredients such as gram flour and sun-dried vegetables are used most of the time in Rajsthani cuisine.



Few days ago I ran out of fresh vegetables, so I thought I'll make gatte ki kadhi. Mouthwatering dish complement rice and roti .

You will need:- Gatte
  • 1 cup Gram flour ( besan )
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp carom seeds ( ajwain )
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • salt to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp yogurt

You will need :- Kadhi ( yogurt gravy )
  • 2 cup yogurt
  • 1 tbsp gram flour
  • 1-2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric  powder
  • 1-2 tsp cumin and coriander powder
  • salt to taste
  • handful of fresh chopped coriander
You will need :- for the vaghar
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp fennel seeds ( saunf, variyali )
  • bay leaf, clove,Cinnamon stick and cardamom
  • pinch of asafoetida ( hing )
  • 2 tbsp oil

Method :-
Mix all the stuff for the gatte and knead firm dough by adding very little water. Divide dough into equal portions and shape into long not to thin cylindrical roll. Cook the gattes into boiling water for 9-10 minutes. Drain well and cut into small pieces. Leave it a side.
Mix the yogurt, gram flour and little water and whisk well. No lump should there. Heat oil in a heavey bottom kadai and add all the seeds and spices, when the seeds crackle add yogurt mixture. with more water about 1 cup and salt. Now add all the spices powder and bring it to boil. Stir continously , so kadhi does not split. after 8-10 minutes. Now add gattes and boil for 1-2 minutes. Garnish with the chopped coriander. Enjoy with hot steamy rice and roti.

7 comments:

  1. WOW!!! Looks yum and love those cute serving bowl :)

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  2. heard about this many times but never know how they make this. thanks for sharing the recipe

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  3. Dear Jagruti
    Is it that simple to make the gatte ! I never knew! Will the gatte disintegrate in water while boiling? Or shall I steam it? I wish I could see you making this.
    Dont know when will get a chance to make it .
    Have a nice Thursday..

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  4. Never knew making gatte is so easy. Thanks for sharing it.

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  5. Yummy looking gate...love that vessel too

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  6. Lovely presentation.... gatte looks tempting and yumm.

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