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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Gatte Ki Sabzi -Rajastan recipe

This is my fourth Rajastani recipe,Gatte Ki sabzi.Gatte means the small balls made out of basen.In Kerala we use the basen only for the evening snack item .But for Rajastan i have noticed that they are using this basen even for their breakfast.

Ingredients needed to make Gatte

1.Basen- 1 cup
2.Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
3.Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp
5.Ajwain- 1 tsp
6.Oil - 4 tsp
7.Coriander powder- 1 tsp

Ingredients needed to make the Gravy

1.Curd - 1/2 cup
2.Onion- 1 no
3.Tomato - 1 no
4.Ginger and garlic paste - 1 tsp
5.Red chilli powder - 2 tsp
6.Coriander powder - 1 tsp
7.Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
8.Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
9.Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
10.Salt - as per taste
11.Oil - 2 tsp

How to prepare the Gatte

1.Mix Basen with red chilli powder,turmeric powder,coriander powder,salt,ajwain and make fine dough out of it either by adding curd or water.

2.Take a small ball of the dough and roll it into 1/2 inch thick cylinderical shape (about 6 inch ).Now take a pot and boil water in it. Take enough water to put all the above made rolled gatte in it.

3.Cook it for 15 mts when the gatte are cooked well remove it from the water keep it aside.When the gatte get cooled slice the gatte in to 1/2 inch pieces.

How to prepare the gravy

1.Heat a kadai and pour the oil to it,now add the mustard seeds,cumin seeds to it and wait for it to splutter.

2.Add the ginger garlic paste and saute it well,then add the sliced onions to it.When it become fried then add the tomatoes to it and saute it well.Cook it until the tomatoes are mashed well.

3.Beat the curd well in another bowl, now add this beaten curd to the gravy in low flame and mix well. then add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, corriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala(optional) to the gravy and mix well. let the mix keep bubbling in low flame for about 5-10 minutes, till you see the oil on the sides of the gravy.

4.Add the gatte to this gravy and again boil it for 5 more mts.

5.You can garnish the gatte with chopped coriander leaves....