Thursday, March 15, 2012

Rajasthani Gatte

Rajasthani Gatta Curry:-

Rajasthani Gatta curry is a besan logs in a yogurt gravy, fevourite amongst all in Rajasthan and also mostly all over India,and my husband likes it too.. the new and relief thing to my notice is that my son also started liking it..and thats gave me the enthu for making this Rajasthani gatte. This is my moms recipe.
The recipe is so simple and yummy.

Preparation time:- 20 minutes
Cooking time :- 30 minutes
Ingredients For Gatte:-
1) Gram Flour/Chickpea Flour/Besan 1 cup
2) Red chili powder 1/2 tea spoon
3) Garam Masala 1/2 tea spoon
4) Turmeric powder 1/4 tea spoon
5) Ginger paste 1/2 tea spoon
6) Garlic paste 1/2 tea spoon
7) Green chilies minced 1/2 tea spoon
8) Ghee(Clarified butter) 1 table spoon
9) Yogurt 1/4 cup
10) Water 4 cups
11) Oil 1 table spoon

Ingredients For the Gravy:-
1) Oil 4 table spoons
2) Cumin seeds 1/2 tea spoon
3) Medium Size Tomato pureed 2 numbers
4) Yogurt 1 cup
5) Red chili powder 1/2 tea spoon
6) Turmeric  powder 1/4 tea spoon
7) Garam masala 1/2 tea spoon
8) Coriander powder 1 and 1/2 tea spoons
9) Green chilies minced 1/2 tea spoon
10) Garlic finely grated 1/2 tea spoon
11) Ginger finely grated 1/2 tea spoon
12) Coriander leaves strands few numbers

 Method For Gattas:-
1) In a mixing bowl add gram flour,red chili powder,garam masala,turmeric powder ,salt and mix well
2) Add in Ghee(clarified butter) Mix thoroughly.
3) Add ginger ,garlic paste,minced green chilies and yogurt.
4)Knead to a stiff dough ( During kneading coat your hands with oil/ghee ,as the dough will be sticky)
5) In a deep vessel add the 4 cups of water,and 1 table spoon Oil and bring it to boil.
6) Lightly apply some oils on to your hands ,divide the dough into approximately 3 portions .
7) And roll each ball First in between your hands and later on the wooden chopping board into cylinder shape logs.
8) Drop slowly each log in to the hot boiling water,cover and cook for 15 minutes by stirring in between and after 5 minutes at the beginning.(Cylinders will float up when they are done cooking)
9) Once the logs are ready,remove them from water.(Do not through the water,later we are going to use it in the preparation of gravy.) and allow the logs to cool.
10) After the logs are cooled down, slice them in to 1 and 1/2 inch circles.

Method For Gravy:-
1) In a pan/ Kadhai heat 4 table spoons of oil/ghee,add in cumin seeds,allow them to sizzle
2) Add in ginger paste, garlic paste and minced green chilies, stir for 3 seconds
3) Add in Tomato puree,cook till oil starts to separate and the raw smell of tomatoes disappear.
4) Add red chili powder,turmeric powder,coriander powder,garam masala and mix well.
5)  Add the gattas,mix well and cook for 4 minutes, meanwhile beat the yogurt in a smooth texture.
6) Switch off the heat and slowly pour in the yogurt stirring continuously .( So that gravy wont get curdle)
7) Turn on the heat on medium and add  2 cups of the reserved water from the boiled gattas.
8)  cook for 5to10 minutes
9) Garnish with coriander leaves and serve with chapati  or rice. Enjoy.

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