This Rajasthani Besan ke Gatte ki Sabzi or Popularly also known as Rajasthani Gatta Curry, is a very special Rajasthani dish which is famous all over the globe. It is made with Besan (Gram flour), curd and some common Indian spices.
Rajasthan is a desert area and once upon a time fresh vegetables were not easily available. Thus, the Rajasthani cuisine enjoys more of Dals (lentils) and dishes made out of besan (gram flour), Jowar & Bajra (millets). Rajasthani Gatte Ke Sabzi is one such delicacy.
Gatta (singular) or gatte (plural) are basically gram flour (besan) roundels cooked in a yogurt based gravy. There are three primary variations to the gravy recipe & multiple variations to the besan gatta recipe.
The plain yogurt /curd is the base ingredient to all the gatta gravy recipes. The main difference lies in the taste and the ingredients used. Following are the ingredients used in the three variants
- First Gravy Recipe uses ginger, garlic onions & tomatoes.
- Second Gravy Recipe uses only tomato (does not use, garlic & onion)
- Third is the oldest and the best and does not use ginger, garlic, tomatoes or onions.
The second & the third variation are Jain Recipes & famous amongst the Jain community.
Gattas are either plain or stuffed. Gattas stuffed with Mava (Reduced Dry Milk) & Dry Fruits are called Govind Gattas. Gattas stuffed with Paneer (cottage cheese) are called Rajasthani Shahi Gatta Curry.
Rajasthani Gatta is best served with Dal Bati Churma, a signature dish of Rajasthan. They are also served with Roti (Indian bread), parontha (Indian bread), Steamed Jeera Rice & Rajasthani Mirchi Ke Tipore (Instant Fried Green Chili Pickle).
This Gatta Curry Recipe is the oldest, quickest & the easiest Authentic Gatte ki Sabzi Ki Recipe. The trick to making Soft Gattas is by using baking soda & plain yogurt /curd while preparing the Gattas.
If you don’t have any vegetables left or your kids do not feel like eating veggies, you can simply make this amazing Gatte ki Sabzi.
So without Much Further Ado Let us Begin.
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