When i came to know about RCI-Rajasthan, i knew what I wanted to make and post…my all time favourite sabzi… Gatte ka sabzi ..a sabzi made up of besan, tomatoes and onions
This is my contribution for RCI-Rajasthan hosted by Padmaja
RCI-Rajasthan : Gatte ki Sabzi
Mix all the ingredients for the gatte and make it into a dough using water.
Leave the dough closed in a vessel for 15 minutes.
Make balls out of the besan mixture and shape them in an elongated fashion as shown in the picture
To cook the gatte there are two methods:
a. steam the elongated shaped gatte like idlis in a pressure cooker for 15 mins or
b. Take some water in a kadai and let it boil, drop these gatte in the boiling water and remove them from the boling water only when they start floating on the surface of the water.
For the gravy, heat oil in a kadai, add jeera to it and let it splutter.
Add the finely chopped onion and ginger - garlic paste to this and saute till both the ingredients loose their raw smell.
Add the tomatoes and cook them for some time.
Parallely, make pieces of the gatte ( appprox 1 inch in size) and fry them in oil.
Add the fried gatte to the tomato gravy, add curd and 2 cups of water and let the whole thing simmer for about 20 mins
Add salt, chilli powder and dhania powder, turmeric powder to the gravy...
Granish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with phulkas
Chila…hmmmm….what do i say….should i say dosa of gujarat or just besan ke gol snacks. Well… i prefer to continue with chila besan wale…here goes.
Chila mein til.
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and set aside for 15 mins.
Add water little by little if the batter is too thick
Heat a tawa, pour a ladle of the batter and spread it nicely...
Add little oil to the sides of the chila and let it cook on one side.
Once one side is cooked, flip and cook the other side.
Once cooked nicely on both sides, serve hot with chutney or sauce
The Arusuvai Friendship Chain has been inspired by the Amish Friendship Bread starter chain doing the rounds outside of India. This chain is all about sending along a a surprise gift to your friends for them to prepare something tasty with it, share the recipe and pass on the surprise ingredient to other people..
As a gift, Kajal sent across to me a packet of Besan or Gram Flour…there were so many things that i could have made with besan, but i decided to make something which i have never tried before..one of my favourite Gujarati snack..” Khandvi”
Khandvi (Arusuvai Friendship Chain)
Mix besan, buttermilk and salt in a bowl and Micro Med for 4 mins.
Add turmeric powder, ginger - chilli paste and Micro High for 5 mins.
Remove from the microwave and spread immediately on a greased surface in a thin layer ( i used the back of a big plate, greased it and spread the besan mixture on it).
When set cut into strips and roll. Arrange the rolls in a serving dish.
Place all the ingredients for tempering in a bowl, Micro High for 1.5 mins and pour over the khandvi.
Garnish with chopped corriander and grated coconut...
As a part of continuing this chain.. i will be sending across a secret ingredient to Archana