Gatte Ki Kadhi Recipe:
This is my first entry ever to any RCI event:)...This entry is for the RCI Rajasthan event. Unfortunately, I don't have any Rajasthani/Marwadi friends and the only influence of Rajasthani food I have had is from eating at those thali places in Hyd (kothi area and Dhola Ri Dhani) but I have enjoyed it immensely everytime I have had it.......This recipe was a mish mash of several recipes that I looked up online and personalized according to my taste. The kadhi was yummy and I would have loved to serve it with Bajra roti but did not have the time for it.
For Gatte -
- 2 cups besan
- 1 tsp chilli powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- Jeera-Dhania powder - 1 tsp
- Ajwain 1 tsp - crushed slightly
- Curry leaves - 4/5 chopped finely
- Handful of corriander leaves - finely chopped
- Fresh ginger paste- 1tsp
- Fresh garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
- Baking powder - 2 pinches
- Oil - 2 tbsps
- 4 cups of non fat yogurt
- Turmeric 1/2 tsp
- Red chilli powder 1 tsp
- Jeera Dhania Powder 1 tsp
- Curry Leaves - 4/5
- Ajwain - 1/2 tsp finely crushed
- Oil - 1 tbsp
- Ginger paste - 1tsp
- Besan - 2tbsps
- For the gatte, mix together together all the ingredients and then add enough water to get it into the consistency of dough. Do not knead it too much.
- Make 1/2 inch wide and 5 inch long cylinders out of the dough.
- Boil enough water in a pot and once it is bubbling drop in the cylinders and cook until the cylinders float up and look fully cooked.
- Cut the cylinders in to 1/2 inch pieces.
- Heat oil in a pan and saute the pieces until they brown a bit. Usually these are deep fried but I only saute-ed them and it works well. Must healthier too.
- For the Kadhi, make a paste of besan and water and beat it into the yogurt with some water.
- Mix in the turmeric, jeera-dhania powder, red chilli powder, ajwain and salt to taste
- Heat oil and add cumin/jeera, curry leaves, ginger paste and saute for 1 minute.
- Now add in the yogurt and the gatte and simmer on low heat until it is evenly heated.
- Serve hot with rotis!
Guvar Sabji :
This is a recipe that is very simple and I have often seen it served this way in Rajasthani thalis. I arrived at the recipe only from tasting it and hopefully it is how ti is made by Rajasthan:)
- Guvar - 3 cups, cut into inch long pieces
- Oil - 2 tsps
- Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
- Jeera - 1tsp
- Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
- Jeera-dhania powder - 1 tsp
- Jeera powder - 1 tsp
- Yogurt - 1 cup
- Water 1/4 cup
- Heat oil and add jeera and mustard seeds and let them pop.
- Add the guvar and let is cook until a little soft.
- Add the spices and water and steam until raw smell of spices goes away.
- Once cooked, beat the yogurt and add it in. Take the dish off the stove and serve with rotis!