Gatte Ki Sabji Recipe

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Gatte ki sabji recipe with step by step pics. Gatte ki sabji is a popular gravy based dish from the rich, rustic and super flavorful Rajasthani cuisine. Gatta or gatte (plural) are gram flour (besan) roundels which are added to a curd based gravy. It makes for a delicious meal when paired with roti or chapati.

gatte ki sabji garnished with coriander leaves and served in a red casserole with a spoon kept on the right side and a bowl of steamed rice kept on the top left side and text layovers.

There are many variations of making Rajasthani gatte ki sabzi. At home we make a Punjabi version of gatte ki sabzi with an onion-tomato gravy where curd is not added.

In the Rajasthani version of the recipe, as I have mentioned before curd is added. Apart from curd, in some variations, onion and tomatoes are also added.

In this gatte ki sabji recipe, I have only added onions with some garlic and ginger. I wanted a really good taste in the sabzi, so added both onion and garlic.

In fact onions and garlic can also be skipped. In the absence of onions and garlic, the end result would be a gatte ki kadhi, where the gravy or sauce would be like a kadhi.

I have been getting a lot of requests for Rajasthani gatte ki sabji. Making the gatte is not difficult. With this recipe, you can get soft gatte which do not become hard or dense after cooking.

Making gatte ki sabzi does take some time. What you get after some effort and time is a really delicious and spicy gatte ki sabzi, which can be relished with some roti or steamed rice.

Step-by-Step Guide

How to make Gatte Ki Sabji

A) making dough for gatte

1. In a large bowl or a plate, take 2 cups besan (200 grams).

making gatte ki sabji recipe

2. Add the following ingredients – 1 pinch asafoetida (hing), ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, ½ teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain), ½ teaspoon red chilli powder and 1 teaspoon coriander powder. Also add 1 teaspoon salt or add as per taste.

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3. Add 3 tablespoons oil and 2 tablespoons curd.

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4. Mix everything very well making sure that the oil is mixed evenly.

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5. Then add water in parts and begin to knead. Knead very well allowing the besan to absorb water. Overall knead for 10 to 11 minutes.

making gatte ki sabji recipe

6. You will need 4 to 5 tablespoons of water. The addition of water will depend on the type of flour. Also if the curd used is watery or has more whey in it, less water will be required.

making gatte ki sabji recipe

7. Knead to a semi soft dough like a poori dough. It should be easy to roll and shape without applying too much of force or strength. You should not see cracks on the dough.

If there are cracks, then sprinkle water and continue to knead. In case the dough becomes sticky, then sprinkle some besan and knead again.

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Cooking Gatte

8. Before making the gatte, take 4 cups of water in a pan or kadai. Heat the water on medium or medium-high heat.

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9. Divide the besan dough in 6 equal parts. Roll each part to a smooth ball.

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10. Now with your fingers, roll each dough ball to a soup stick like cylindrical shape.

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11. Do this with all the 6 dough pieces. Slice each dough piece in two to three parts so that they can be placed easily in the kadai.

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12. Increase the flame to a high or medium-high and let the water come to a boil.

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13. Now gently place each gatte in the hot boiling water.

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14. Do not over crowd the pan. So its better to use a medium to large kadai.

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15. After they are cooked, the gatte pieces will float on top and bubbles will be seen on them. This means that they are cooked.

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16. Gently remove them with a slotted spoon draining the extra water.

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17. Place them on a board or plate and let them become warm or cool at room temperature.

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C) making onion paste

18. In a small grinder or blender jar, take ½ cup of roughly chopped onion. Also add ½ teaspoon chopped garlic and ½ teaspoon chopped ginger.

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19. Add 1 to 2 tablespoons water or add as required and grind to a fine paste. Keep aside.

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Making gravy for gatte ki sabzi

20. Meanwhile whisk 1 cup of curd (240 to 250 grams) till smooth. Keep aside. Use full fat curd to make the sabji. Curd made from toned milk or skimmed milk will split. Best is to use homemade curd which I always use in such recipes.

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21. Reserve 1 cup of the water in which the gatte were cooked. Keep aside.

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22. Cut the cooked gatte in small thick discs.

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23. These gatte are soft and you can see the texture from this picture.

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24. Heat 2 tablespoons oil or ghee in another pan. Keep flame to a low or medium-low. Add 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, 3 cloves, 1 inch cinnamon, 2 green cardamoms, 1 small to medium tej patta and 1 dry red chilli (seeds removed).

Add all the spices together. So keep them ready before you heat the oil. fry till all the spices crackle. Do not burn the spices, so fry them on a low flame.

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25. Now add the onion paste. Take care as the onion paste splutters when you add it.

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26. Mix well and begin to sauté on a low to medium-low heat.

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27. Stirring often sauté the onion paste.

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28. Sauté till the paste turns golden.

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Making gatte ki sabzi

29. Now switch off the heat and add the whisked curd. You can also add the beaten curd in parts.

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30. Quickly mix the curd very well with the sautéed onion paste. Mix very well.

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31. Now heat the pan on a low flame and keep on stirring continuously while the curd gets cooked.

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32. Let the curd come to a boil and you will see some oil specks on top. Do stir continuously when the curd is getting cooked.

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33. Then add all the spice powders one by one – ½ teaspoon turmeric powder, 2 teaspoons red chilli powder, 1 tablespoon coriander powder and 1 pinch asafoetida (optional).

making gatte ki sabzi recipe

34. Mix the spice powders very well with the curd.

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35. Continue to sauté for 1 to 2 minutes till you see some oil floating on top.

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36. Now add 1 cup of reserved water in which the gatte were cooked.

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37. Mix very well.

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38. Add salt as per taste. Mix again.

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39. Simmer the gravy or curry on a medium-low heat. Stir at intervals.

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40. Let this gravy to a boil.

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41. Once the gravy comes to a boil, then add all of the gatte pieces.

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42. Stir gently and lightly.

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43. Simmer on low to medium-low heat till the curry thickens slightly. Overall cook the gatte ki sabji for about 5 to 6 minutes or till the gravy thickens slightly. Do note that on cooling the gravy thickens more.

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44. Later switch off the flame and add 2 tablespoons of chopped coriander leaves.

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45. Serve gatte ki sabji with roti or parathas or jowar roti or bajra roti. You can also serve it with steamed rice or jeera rice.

gatte ki sabzi

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  1. Dahi aloo
  2. Dahi bhindi
  3. Rajasthani kadhi
  4. Punjabi kadhi recipe

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gatte ki sabji garnished with coriander leaves and served in a red color ceramic casserole.

Gatte ki Sabji

Gatte ki sabji is a popular gravy based dish from the Rajasthani cuisine. Gatte are gram flour (besan) roundels which are added to a curd based gravy.
5 from 28 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Cuisine Rajasthani
Course Main Course
Diet Vegetarian
Difficulty Level Moderate
Servings 5
Units

Ingredients

for making gatte

  • 2 cups besan or 200 grams
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain)
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder

    (ground coriander)

  • 1 teaspoon salt or add as required
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 2 tablespoons Curd or 30 grams (yogurt)
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons water or add as required for kneading
  • 4 cups water for cooking gatte

for onion paste

  • ½ cup roughly chopped onion or 1 medium sized onion
  • 3 to 4 small to medium garlic cloves or ½ teaspoon chopped garlic
  • ½ inch ginger or ½ teaspoon chopped ginger
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons water or add as required – optional for grinding

for making gatte ki sabji (gravy)

  • 2 tablespoons oil or ghee
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 2 green cardamoms
  • 1 small to medium tej patta
  • 1 dry red chilli – seeds removed
  • 1 cup Curd or 240 to 250 grams, beaten
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoons red chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander Powder
  • 1 cup of the cooked gatte water or add as required
  • salt as required
  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves

    (cilantro leaves)

Instructions
 

making dough for gatte

  • In a large bowl or a plate, take 2 cups besan (200 grams).
  • Add the following ingredients – 1 pinch asafoetida, ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, ½ teaspoon carom seeds (ajwain), ½ teaspoon red chili powder and 1 teaspoon coriander powder. Also add 1 teaspoon salt or add as per taste.
  • Add 3 tablespoons oil and 2 tablespoons curd. mix everything very well. making sure that the oil is mixed evenly. 
  • Then add water in parts and begin to knead. Knead very well allowing the besan to absorb water. Overall knead for 10 to 11 minutes.
  • You will need 4 to 5 tablespoons water. Addition of water will depend on the type of flour. Also if the curd used is watery or has more whey in it, less water will be required.
  • Knead to a semi soft dough like a poori dough. It should be easy to roll and shape without applying too much of force or strength. You should not see cracks on the dough. If there are cracks, then sprinkle water and continue to knead. In case the dough becomes sticky, then sprinkle some besan and knead again.

cooking gatte

  • Before making the gatte, take 4 cups water in a pan or kadai. Heat the water on medium or medium-high flame.
  • Divide the besan dough in 6 equal parts. Roll each part to a smooth ball.
  • Now with your fingers, roll each dough ball to a soup stick like cylindrical shape.
  • Do this with all the 6 dough pieces. Slice each dough piece in two to three parts so that they can be placed easily in the kadai.
  • Increase the flame to a high or medium-high and let the water come to a boil.
  • Now gently place each gatte in the hot boiling water. Do not over crowd the pan. So its better to use a medium to large kadai.
  • After they are cooked, the gatte pieces should float on top and bubbles will be seen on them. This means that they are cooked.
  • Gently remove them with a slotted spoon draining the extra water.
  • Place them on a board or plate and let them become warm or cool at room temperature. 

making onion paste

  • In a small grinder or blender jar, take ½ cup roughly chopped onion. Also add ½ teaspoon chopped garlic and ½ teaspoon chopped ginger.
  • Add 1 to 2 tablespoons water or add as required and grind to a fine paste. Keep aside.

making gravy for gatte ki sabji

  • Meanwhile whisk 1 cup of curd (240 to 250 grams) till smooth. Keep aside.
  • Reserve 1 cup of the water in which the gatte were cooked. Keep aside.
  • Cut the cooked gatte in small round thick discs.
  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil or ghee in another pan. Keep flame to a low or medium-low. 
  • Add 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, 3 cloves, 1 inch cinnamon, 2 green cardamoms, 1 small to medium tej patta and 1 dry red chilli (seeds removed). Add all the spices together. So keep them ready before you heat the oil. 
  • Fry till all the spices crackle. Do not burn the spices, so fry them on a low flame.
  • Now add the onion paste. Take care as the onion paste splutters when you add it.
  • Mix well. Stirring often sauté onion paste on a low to medium-low flame till it turns golden.

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  • Now switch off the flame and add the whisked curd. You can also add the beaten curd in parts.
  • Quickly mix the curd very well with the sautéed onion paste.
  • Now heat the pan on a low flame and keep on stirring continuously while the curd gets cooked.
  • Let the curd come to a boil and you will see some oil specks on top.
  • Then add all the spice powders one by one – ½ teaspoon turmeric powder, 2 teaspoons red chilli powder, 1 tablespoon coriander powder and 1 pinch asafoetida (optional).
  • Mix the spice powders very well with the curd.
  • Continue to sauté for 1 to 2 minutes till you see some oil floating on top.
  • Now add 1 cup of reserved water in which the gatte were cooked. mix very well.
  • Add salt as per taste. Mix again.
  • Simmer the gravy or curry on a medium-low flame. Stir at intervals. let this gravy to a boil.
  • Once the gravy comes to a boil, then add all of the gatte pieces. stir gently and lightly.
  • Simmer on low to medium-low flame till curry thickens slightly. Overall cook the gatte ki sabji for about 5 to 6 minutes or till the gravy thickens slightly. Do note that on cooling the gravy thickens more.
  • Later switch off the flame and add 2 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves.
  • Serve gatte ki sabji with roti or parathas or jowar roti or bajra roti. You can also serve it with steamed rice or jeera rice.

Nutrition Info (Approximate Values)

Nutrition Facts
Gatte ki Sabji
Amount Per Serving
Calories 325 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 547mg24%
Potassium 501mg14%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 485IU10%
Vitamin C 16.8mg20%
Calcium 116mg12%
Iron 2.8mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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This Gatte ki Sabji post from the archives first published on May 2018 has been republished and updated in January 2023.

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      1. I prepare on Friday , for the party at our house on Saturday. It turned out amazing and it was good for couple days. Thanks for the recipe and quick response.5 stars

        1. welcome margi. thanks for sharing the review and feedback on the gatte ki sabji recipe. glad to know the recipe was amazing and stayed good for a couple of days.

    1. hi jaya, i do not have correct recipe measurements now, but a rough one which i follow. one medium-sized onion, two medium to large tomatoes, 1 teaspoon ginger-garlic paste and spice powders are required. either you can finely chop onions or make a paste. for tomatoes also, you can make a puree or finely chop them. heat oil, add cumin seeds and 1 tej patta. let cumin seeds splutter, add a pinch of hing, followed by finely chopped onions. then saute till onions are translucent or light golden. for onion paste, saute till light golden. add ginger-garlic paste and saute till raw aroma goes away. add tomatoes or tomato puree. saute till oil leaves the sides of the masala.

      then add turmeric, red chilli powder, coriander powder, tomatoes or onion-tomato paste. add salt and water as required. let the curry come to a boil. then add the gatta pieces and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes more. the gravy will thicken by this time. do not add more water. add water enough for the curry to have a medium consistency so that by the time the gate pieces are cooked, the gravy will thicken. lastly, add garam masala powder and crushed kasuri methi. add some chopped coriander leaves.

      hope this helps.