Saturday, March 13, 2010

Gatte Ki Sabzi - गट्टे की सब्जी - A must for all Rajasthani Thalis

Hello friends,

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend. So, we had few friends come over for lunch and so, I thought of making some yummy Rajasthani food.

So, here it is, one of the very famous Rajasthani recipes that most of you might have heard about. It is called Gatte Ki Sabzi. So far, with the Rajasthani recipes I posted you sure have guessed that most of the Rajasthani recipes contain ingredients like aata (wheat flour), besan (chick pea flour), dahi (yogurt), dals (lentils) which were not very difficult to find in a dessert like area of Rajasthan where one does not used to get a lot of fresh vegetables everywhere and all through the year.

This is one the recipes of Rajasthan without which a Rajasthani thali is simply incomplete.

Gatte Ki Sabzi - गट्टे की सब्जी

For Gatte
Besan (Chick Pea Flour) - 1 cup
Haldi (Turmeric Powder) - 1/2 tsp
Mirch (Red Chilli) Powder - 1/2 tsp
Ajwain (Carom Seeds) - 1 tsp
Dhaniya (Coriander) Powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - as per taste
Dahi (Yogurt) - 1/4 cup
Oil - 1/8 cup
For Gravy
Onion - 1 cup finely chopped
Tomato - 1 cup finely chopped
Ginger - 1 inch piece grated
Garlic - 4 cloves crushed
Dahi (Yogurt) - 1 cup
Dhaniya (Coriander) Powder - 1 tsp
Jeera (Cumin) Powder - 1 tsp
Mirch (Red Chilli) Powder - 1 tsp
Amchur (Mango Powder) - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Rai (Mustard Seeds) - 1 tsp
Jeera (Cumin Seeds) - 1 tsp
Salt - as per taste
Oil - 2 tsp
For Gatte

  • Mix all dry masalas in besan
  • Add oil to the besan and mix
  • Slowly add dahi and mix it. Remember not to add all together as otherwise besan tends to get sticky. You may not use all the dahi.
  • Make it into a firm dough (firm enough to roll it into cylinderal shapes
  • Now, take a small ball of the dough and roll it into 1/2 inch thick cylinderical shape (about 6 inch long or so.
  • Now take a pot and boil water in it. Take enough water to put all the above made rolled gatte in it.
  • Now, add the gatte in the boiling water. They should be fully merged in water.
  • It should take about 10-15 min. Check by inserting a knife in one of the gatte shaped roll and make sure knife comes out clean.
  • Once all are done, drain the gatte rolls out of water. Do not throw water as we will use it for the gravy.
  • Cut about 1/2 - 1 inch thick gatte at an angle (based on how big you would like them).
Gravy and Mixing

  • Add all dry masalas (except salt, add salt at the end as needed) to dahi and mix it well till smooth.
  • Take a wide pan, add oil
  • Add rai, jeera and let them splutter
  • Now, add ginger and garlic and fry for a minute
  • Add onion and fry till it is translucent
  • Add tomato and  fry till it is all mushy (cover the lid, it will be quicker)
  • Add the dahi and mix till the gravy starts boiling and separating oil
  • Now, add the gatte pieces in it, cover and cook for5 more min.
  • Add saved water (and more) as needed.
  • The sabzi is ready !!!

This is best served with either ghee chupdi roti or paratha. It is preferred to eat with ghee roti though more than paratha.

Hope you will try and make it. We all enjoy it always.

That's all for now, till next post.

Take care,


ruchikacooks said...

Oh! Thanks Priya :) Wonderful recipe and very nice of you to post it. Very favorite of my hubby's this one..I will try this for sure and post it..

Ms.Chitchat said...

Lovely recipe. New to me. Very interesting and sure to try soon.

Cooking Foodie said...

Great recipe Priya... and I have heard a lot abt Gatte ki sabzi. will try it soon...

Unknown said...

Thanks Ruchika, Ms.Chitchat and Cookied Foodie. Will wait for your comments after you have tried it. :)

R said...

yumm! love this one. thnx for sharing an authentic recipe!!

Anonymous said...

Very nicely written Priya. I tried and it came out yummmm !! thanks a ton ! ...Sapna

Unknown said...

Thank you very much Sapna for trying and liking this one. Keep visiting.

Sharmistha said...

Thanks Priya, will try today as it seems very yummy. I hv heard a lot abt gatte, will taste today :)

Anonymous said...

Just wondering - Hing not needed? Thanks.

Anonymous said...

hi priya,,
this is priya from mumbai. would like to ask u if u add curd into the hot tomato n onion mixture, wont it get seperated??

Anonymous said...

hi priya,,
this is priya from mumbai. would like to ask u if u add curd into the hot tomato n onion mixture, wont it get seperated??

DV said...

I am very glad to have landed on your blog (by chance)! I always love to learn and try authentic recipes from different regions of India and me being from the South, your blog will be a guru for Rajastani food and North-Indian recipes in general. Glad to follow your space! :)


T's Mom said...

so here you are!!! I was searching for this authentic recipe. sure will try and let you know. thanks

Joe Verma said...

Thanks priya......thank u very much.....

Joe Verma said...

Hey priya thanks yaar.......thank u very much..

Unknown said...

Hi priya, I am a rajasthani and am born and brought up there. The traditional fatter kind sabzi recipe does not include tomatoes in it... its supposed to be a Masala gravy without the tomatoes

Unknown said...

Hi Sukshita, cute name. Thanks for checking the blog and recipe. I do understand that tomato is not usual, but in our family, we use it, so the recipe :)

Unknown said...

hi priya, i am neetu from hyderabad... i am really happy wit ue post...but i have a question for u....i want to know y v should not add slat to tye curd. even i have a cooking blog

Unknown said...

very delicious recipe..My mom is very happy. :)

Unknown said...

Today. I first. Time trying. This recipe and I m gujrati but my hasbeng rajthani so I hope so there like. My gatt sabje. Tx for your guidance Priya

Anu tiwari said...

Nice recipe

craziiegirl08 said...

what is sal?

Unknown said...

Thanks for noticiing craziiegirl08. I meant to type "Salt" and it has been mistyped all this while. Sorry.

extremist said...

mam awesome!!i love u....

Unknown said...

Hi I like too much thiss sabji.thanks for recipe

Unknown said...

I love this too much. Thanks alot Priya

Unknown said...

Very helpful and easy to understand even for newbies. Came out really well. Thanks

SonaliG said...

Awesome recipe!! Specially Hindi word used for ingredients are making recipe more tasty :P
I will definitely try it!

SonaliG said...

Awesome recipe!! Specially Hindi word used for ingredients are making recipe more tasty :P
I will definitely try it!

SonaliG said...

Awesome recipe !
I liked recipe more just because it has used the Hindi words for ingredients. :P
I ll definitely try this :)

ambika said...

It looks yummy I might try in a day or two. Thank you


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