How to make Gatte ki Curry -

This is a popular dish from the state of Rajasthan in India. Steamed gram-flour dumplings, cooked in spicy gravy. This mouth-watering dish will complement any meal.

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Main Ingredients : Gatte (गट्टे ), Gram flour

Cuisine : Rajasthani

Course : Main Course Vegetarian

Gatte ki Curry

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Rajasthani cuisine is perhaps the most sensitive amongst the Indian cuisines. People here relish non-vegetarian dishes made from chicken, lamb and shikar which includes animal and birds like boars, venison, peacock, quail, duck, pheasant, rabbits and even camels etc. Vegetarian food comes in two varieties i.e. the food eaten by the common man that includes use of various spices and herbs and the food of the Marwari Jains that is prepared without using onions, garlic or for that matter any ingredient growing under the soil except for ginger and groundnuts.
Rajasthan cooking in general has its own unique flavour where the simplest and the most basic of ingredients go into the preparation of delicious dishes. The harsh climate and the non-availability of ingredients in this region are a great influence.  Food that could last for several days and could be eaten without heating was preferred, more out of necessity than choice. The sparse rainfall is not conducive to growing fresh green vegetables. Due to this scarcity whatever seasonal vegetables are grown, are sundried so that they can be used for the rest of the year. 

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Gatte ki Curry Recipe

  • Gatte

  • Gram flour sieved 1 1/2 cups

  • Ginger finely chopped 1 inch

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Baking soda 1 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Fresh mint leaves finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Yogurt 4 tablespoons

  • Oil to deep fry

  • Gravy

  • Yogurt 1 1/2 cup

  • Red chilli powder 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Turmeric powder 1

  • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Ghee 3 tablespoons

  • Cloves 8-10

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida 1/4 teaspoon

  • Medium onions grated 2

  • Roasted cumin powder 11/2 teaspoons

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves to garnish


Step 1

To make gatta take gram flour in a bowl, add ginger, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, baking soda, cumin seeds, mint leaves and salt and mix to make a dough. Add 3 tablespoons oil and knead again. Set aside for 15 minutes. Roll the dough into a long cylinder and cut into equal pieces. Shape each piece into a ball.

Step 2

Boil 2 cups water in a deep non-stick pan, add the gattas and cook till done. The gattas will float to the top. Drain them on absorbent paper and reserve the water for the gravy.

Step 3

Heat sufficient ghee/oil in a kadai and deep-fry the gattas till light golden brown. Drain on absorbent paper and set aside.

Step 4

For the gravy, take yogurt in another deep bowl, add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and salt and mix well.

Step 5

Heat ghee in a deep non-stick pan, add cloves, cumin seeds, and asafoetida and saute till cumin seeds start to change colour. Add onions, mix and saute on high heat for 3 minutes or till they turn a light golden in colour.

Step 6

Add yogurt mixture, mix well and continue to cook on low heat for 5 minutes.

Step 7

Add gattas and the reserved water in which gattas were boiled, roasted cumin powder, garam masala powder and salt and mix gently. Cook on low heat for 1-2 minutes

Step 8

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot. Serve hot.

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