Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Gatte ki sabji

Cuisine – Indulging the Taste Sense

"Rich with the heritage of royal dynasties and need of people, Rajasathani cuisine is a nice blend of both nutrition and elegance. The cereals and milk based products find dominance in the Rajasthani food as a result of dry and arid terrain of the region, which are enough to water your mouth with temptation."

Here is the link where you can learn more about Cuisine of Rajasthan.

Gatte ki sabji is a traditional Rajasthani speciality which is a Gram flour dumplings with dry spices, steamed and then dunked into a yogurt based curry. You can enjoy this dish either with puri, chappati or steamed rice.

Preparation time : 20 mins
Cooking time : 25 mins
serves : 4

Ingredients :
For the Gattas:

3/4 cup of bengal gram flour (besan)
1 tsp of chilli powder
1 tsp of fennel seeds (saunf)
1/8 tsp of carom seeds (ajwain)
1 tbsp of curds
1 tbsp of oil
salt to taste

For the Curry:

2 cups of curds, beaten
1 tbsp of bengal gram flour (besan)
4 to 6 curry leaves (karipatta)
1 tsp of cumin seeds (jeera)
1/2 tsp of fennel seeds (saunf)
1/2 tsp of mustard seeds (rai)
1/4 tsp of asafoetida (hing)
1 bay leaf (tej patta)
1 clove (laung)
25mm. (1") stick of cinnamon (dalchini)
1 cardomom (elaichi)
1/4 tsp of tumeric powder (haldi)
2 tsp of chilli powder
2 tsp corainder (dhania) powder
2 tbsp of oil
salt to taste

for the Garnish:
2 tbsp of corainder chopped

Method :
For the gattas:

1. Combine all the ingredients for the gattas. Knead into a firm dough using 1 or 2 tbsp of water.
2. Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions and shape each portion into a 75 mm. (3") long cylindrical roll.
3. Boil plenty of water in a pot, add little oil in the water and cook the gattas in boiling water for 7 to 8 minutes till they float on top. Drain and keep aside.
4. Cut the gattas into 12 mm. (1/2") long pieces. keep aside.

For the curry:

1. Combine the beaten curds, gram flour, 1/2 cup of water and curry leaves and mix well so that no lumps remain.
2. Heat the oil in a pan, add the cumin seeds, mustard seeds, fennel seeds, asafoetida, bay leaf, clove, and cardomom.
3. When the seeds crackle, add the turmeric powder, chilli powder and corainder powder and saute for few seconds.
4. Add the curd mixture, 1 cup of water and salt to bring to a boil while stirring continously, so that the curry does not split. Simmer for about 10 minutes and keep aside.

How to proceed :

1. Add the prepared gattas to the curry and bring to a boil.
2. Garnish with chopped corainder, serve hot with puris, chappatis or steamed rice.


Shella said...

Hey Athika - I really like Gatte ki subzi a lot. Your recipe is a little different to mine, n I will try it soon. I love your name also. What does it mean?

Sheetal said...

Athika!!! Thanxxx a know I used to have this gattey ki sabzi at a family friends place & it used to be amazing...after that I have never liked the variations that I have had at other places!! I tried this & it is BINGO!!!! The same flavour!!! Trust me it was heaven!!

madina said...

hey ..doing great job...nice recipe of gatte..i really like it,,thanx a lot

raji said...

thanks athika..for this wonderful recipie...i lived most of my life in bikaner and after coming to US i really miss all the good food back in days we used to have...this one here is my all time favourite..i just love it..thanks once again...and do keep up the good work..