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Gatte Aur Tomato Ka Pulao  Recipe

Tomatoes add a new dimension to these flavourful gatte ka pulao.

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Preparation Time : 11-15 minutes

Cooking time : 16-20 minutes

Servings : 4

Gatte Aur Tomato Ka Pulao

Main Ingredients

Gatte, Gram flour (besan)





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  • Gatte
  • Gram flour (besan)
    1 cup
  • Yogurt
    2 tablespoons
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Baking soda
    a pinch
  • Ginger chopped
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Garam masala powder
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida
    a pinch
  • Ghee
    1 tablespoon
  • Fresh mint leaves
    a few
  • Pulao
  • Tomato chopped
    1 medium
  • Basmati rice soaked
    1 1/2 cups
  • Ghee
    3 teaspoons
  • Cinnamon
    2 stick
  • Green cardamoms
  • Black cardamom
  • Cloves
  • Cumin seeds
    1 teaspoon
  • Bay leaf
  • Ginger
    1 inch piece
  • Garlic
    3-4 cloves
  • Coriander powder
    2 tablespoons
  • Red chilli powder
    2 tablespoons
  • Turmeric powder
    1/4 teaspoon


Step 1

To make gatte, place gram flour in a bowl, add yogurt, salt, baking soda, ginger, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and asafoetida. Add 1 tbsp ghee and mix.

Step 2

Chop few mint leaves and add and mix well. Add sufficient water and knead into a stiff dough. Divide into equal portions and roll each portion into cylinders.

Step 3

Boil sufficient water in a deep non stick pan, put the cylinders into the pan and cook till they rise to the top. Drain well. Cool and cut into small pieces.

Step 4

Heat 3 tsps ghee in another deep non stick pan. Add cinnamon, green cardamoms, black cardamom, cloves, cumin seeds and bay leaf and saute till fragrant.Meanwhile put ginger, garlic and tomato into a jar and crush with a hand blender.

Step 5

Add the gatte to the pan and saute for 2 minutes. Add ginger-garlic-tomato mixture and mix. Add coriander powder, red chilli powder, salt, turmeric powder and saute for a minute.

Step 6

Drain rice and add to the pan and mix well. Rinse the jar with ½ cup water and put into the pan. Add 2½ cups water and mix. When the water comes to a boil, cover the pan, reduce heat and cook till the rice is done. Serve hot.

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