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May 10, 2008

Ghatte Ka Saag

While searching for Rajasthani dishes for “RCI – Rajasthan” event, I came across this interesting recipe at this site. As I love yogurt based dishes so much I immediately decided to try this one for the event and so I did it. I am glad I did it, ‘cause it tasted so good that I will be doing this frequently.

For ghatta:
  • 1 cup Chickpea Flour (Besan)
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • 2 pinches Asafoetida
  • 2 cups Water
  • Salt to taste

For gravy:

  • 1 cup Plain Yogurt (Sour)
  • 1 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Coriander-Cumin Powder
  • ½ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • ½ tsp Mustard Seeds
  • ½ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 cup Water
  • Some Curry Leaves
  • Some Cilantro chopped fine
  • Salt to taste


For ghatta:

In a bowl pour the water and place it on the flame to boil.

Meanwhile, mix besan with chili powder, asafetida, oil and salt. Make smooth dough with sufficient water. Make small balls and roll on a plate or flat surface to make a thin long cylinder (ghattas).

When the water starts bubbling, gently immerse the ghattas, and allow boiling. Cover the bowl with a plate and pour some water on the lid. Allow to simmer for 25-30 minutes, stirring once or twice in between. Add more water if required. Remove from heat and take out the ghattas with a spoon. Keep aside to cool. Don’t throw away the water. Later slice the cooled ghattas into 1/4 " pieces.

For gravy:

Mix together coriander-cumin powder, chili powder and turmeric powder in ½ cup water.

In a bowl, heat oil and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves. When the mustard seeds splutter, add the coriander-chili powder mixture prepared above and stir for 2-3 minutes.
Then add yogurt and stir continuously so that no lumps will be formed. Add remaining water drained from boiled ghattas and bring back to boil. When boiling, add ghattas and simmer on low heat for 5-7 minutes or till gravy is a little thick. Garnish with chopped coriander.

Serve hot with rice or chapathis.

This Ghatte Ka Saag goes to “RCI – Rajasthan” event being hosted by Padmaja of Spicy Andhra. RCI event is originally started by Lakshmi of Veggie Cuisine.


Cham said... [Reply]

I came across this recipe too :) but felt little long process... U made it Uma, looks delicious and mouthwatering..

Lavanya Raj said... [Reply]

Uma..i made this gravy yesterday. it is so tasty isnt it. even i decided to prepare this quite often. Your ghatte roll's looks perfect than mine..

I will post mine very soon..

Madhavi said... [Reply]

Subzi looks very tempting and very nice recipe uma..thanxxx for sharing, will try soon.

Meera said... [Reply]

Your gatte ka saag looks so comforting. I am coming over for dinner now!;-)

kamala said... [Reply]

Like cham said i too went across this recipe.Urs look delicious uma.beautiful photos

Suganya said... [Reply]

Hi Uma....
Ur Saag looks good... Nice recipe for rotis and pooris... Love it... Nice colour....

Swati Raman Garg said... [Reply]

this looks so tempting... ur pics r too good.. check out my entry for rci too...

TBC said... [Reply]

What a lovely dish, Uma. Too elaborate for me, so I will have to make it without the gatte.;D

Unknown said... [Reply]

looks wonderful...you have presented it wonderfully...

Daily Meals said... [Reply]

Looks delicious Uma!

zlamushka said... [Reply]

awesome dish, I too enjoy yoghurt based gravies a lot. You have so many cute happy serving plates, fun :-)

sra said... [Reply]

I've been seeing this a lot around the blogosphere - I'm too lazy to knead and roll dough, though! That star arrangement, it's cute!

EC said... [Reply]

Nice entry to the event

Rosie said... [Reply]

Looks delicious Uma with brilliant presentation!! You never cease to amaze me with your talents!!

Rosie x

Sagari said... [Reply]

never made saag with gatte ,looks soooo good uma

Unknown said... [Reply]

Great entry Uma..have seen many new dishes after the RCI Rajasthan was announced..this looks too yummy..I too love yoghurt based dishes..cute presentation

Sig said... [Reply]

Wow, that is a lot of work... hats off to you girlie.. :) Looks delicious!

Bong Mom said... [Reply]

That is a great looking dish, does it take a lot of time ?

Shweta said... [Reply]

Looks great! Should be great with paranthas :)

Swati Raman Garg said... [Reply]

i got palak today ... will try this... rajashthani cuisine week its gonna b :)

Red Chillies said... [Reply]

Love your step by step presentation Uma. this curry is making me so hungry and it is now 11:30 PM in the night :-(

Anonymous said... [Reply]

Hey nice dish.Great entry.Looks yummy!

Sangeeth said... [Reply]

it looks yummy! very well photographed :) will try asap

Swati said... [Reply]

You have done a great job Uma..Gatte look good!!
I have an award for you at my blog :))

Priyanka said... [Reply]

Looks yummy.....a friend of mine whos from rajasthan makes the gatte ki sabzi without the yogurt base.

Unknown said... [Reply]

I Never prepared Ghatte ka saag recipe before. Good post explained clearly how to make. Im gonna try it

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