Aug 13, 2012


Recipes from the northern part of India – Rajasthan

The Rajasthan recipe of GATTA KADHI has essentially two components to the recipe, The Gatta and The Kadhi. The kadhi is the gravy which is yoghurt based with spices and the gatta is the cylindrical shaped Gram flour shapes that is cooked with the gravy.

Gatta Kadhi Recipe
Difficulty Average
Rating 7.3 / 10
Recipe Type Veg.


Preparation Time:  15 mins.
Cooking Time:  30 Minutes.
Serving: 3 people 

Ingredients for Gatta & Kadhi:

§ 1 tblsp vegetable fat (ghee)
§ 1/2 tsp coriander seeds
§ Oil for deep frying
§ A pinch of baking powder.
§ 2 cup coriander leaves chopped.
§ 1 tsp red chilli powder.
§ 1 tsp turmeric powder.
§ 2 cup Gram flour (Besan or chick pea flour)
§ 4 curry leaves salt to taste.
§ 1 tsp red chilli powder.
§ 1/4 tsp cumin seeds.
§ 2 cup yogurt (curd).
§ 1 tsp green chillies chopped

How to make the Marwadi Gatta Kadhi

-- Making of the gram flour shapes or Gatta --
§ Keep 2 tblspoon besan (gram flour) aside for Kadhi (gravy).
§ Mix remaining besan with baking powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder , ghee and salt.
§ Mix in water little at a time to make hard malleable dough.
§ Knead well, rest it for 10 minutes and then divide into four equal portions, roll them in cylindrical shape and then boil in salted water until cooked.
§ Now you can further cut the boiled cylindrical pieces into small pieces.
§ Deep-fry these pieces in medium hot oil until lightly browned.
§ Remove and leave aside to cool a bit.
--  Making of the kadhi ( Spicy yoghurt gravy) --
§ Mix remaining besan with curd (yoghurt) thoroughly.
§ Heat up ghee, mix in coriander seeds, cumin seeds, green chillies, curry leaves and stir fry for a moment and not letting them burn.
§ Mix in besan and curd mixture, red chilli powder, turmeric powder and stir fry on low heat, stirring continuously, for a few minutes.
§ Mix in water, add salt as per taste and stir fry until it returns to medium thick consistency.
§ Mix in fried gatta, bring to a boil, top with cut green coriander leaves and serve hot.
Some Indian Spicy terms translated below:
Tblsp= Tablespoon
Gatta = Gram flour shapes or pieces
Kadhi = Yoghurt gravy flavoured with spices
Curd = Yoghurt


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