Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Besan ke Gatte (Gram flour dumplings in yogurt gravy)

It is a Rajasthani dish, as in Rajasthan green vegetables are not available round year so there is a tradition of curries made of gram flour or dried vegetables.

Ingredients required

Gram flour 1 cup
Yogurt 1 cup
Cooking oil 2 table spoon
Tomato 1 medium
Onion 1 small
Green chili 2 piece
Ginger ½ inch piece
Garlic 2-3 cloves
Cumin seeds ½ tea spoon
Mustard seeds ½ tea spoon
Coriander powder ½ tea spoon
Turmeric powder ½ tea spoon
Garam masala powder ½ tea spoon
Asafoetida a pinch
Green coriander for garnishing


Make dough of gram flour using yogurt (do not use water), add about ½ table spoon oil, salt, red chili powder and little turmeric powder in the dough kneading. Now keep aside for 15 min and then make about 1cm thick and 3 inches long roll.

Boil enough water in pan so that all roll can be cooked in that. When water boils add roll one by one and after 1 min reduce the flame and simmer till rolls cooked. (To check either roles cooked insert knife in it if dough do not stick on knife it’s done.) Take out all roles and cut into ½ inches pieces and keep aside (its dumplings).

Cut tomatoes, ginger, garlic, green chili, onion and make paste.

Heat oil in heavy bottom pan; add cumin, mustard seeds, and asafoetida. Now add past and stir well and add turmeric coriander powder garam masala powder and salt. When it cooked add reaming beaten yoghurt and stir continuously.

Now add all gram flour dumplings and allow it to boil for 10 minutes on low flame.

Garnish with coriander leaves.

Serve hot with rice or chapati.


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