Sin-A-Mon Tales

A chronicle of my kitchen experiments, a little healthy a little indulgent

Gatte Ki Sabji

When I posted Kadhi’s recipe, Goofy called me and said how much she loved it and how much she is in love with anything that has besan and the same goes for me… I love besan… and then I told her about this dish that I heart… typically a rajisthani dish which is pretty popular in Punjab too… So goofy here is the rec for u 🙂 GatteKi Sabji… another dish I love


for the gattas

  • 1 cup besan
  • 1/2 cup curd
  • 1 tbsp dhaniya seeds
  • 1 tsp suanf seeds
  • 1 tsp ajwain
  • 1 tbsp kasoori methi
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • salt and chilli powder to taste
  • 4 cups water for steaming

for the gravy

  • 2 medium sized onion grated
  • puree of 2-3 tomatoes
  • 1 tsp ginger paste (u can also add garlic paste if u want)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp jeera seeds
  • 2 tsp dhaniya powder
  • salt and chilli powder to taste
  • 1 tsp oil


  • Keep the water in a broad pan/kadai to boil
  • Mix the rest of the ingredients together to form a very soft dough

  • Mold in cylindrical shape

  • put in the boiling water and let it cook for about 5-10 mins till they are done

  • filter out the gattas and keep the water aside

  • cut them into 1 inch pieces

  • now heat 1 tsp oil in a kadai for the gravy
  • add jeera seeds and heat till they crackle
  • add onion & ginger paste and fry till golden brown

  • add tomatoes and fry for another 5 mins
  • add gattas and fry for another 2 mins

  • add the water and let it simmer for 5 mins till desired gravy thickness is achieved

  • serve hot with phulkas or rice

Edited to add : pics to illustrate the step by step recipe

40 comments on “Gatte Ki Sabji

  1. shilpadesh
    January 8, 2010

    OMG I love this one. I made kadhi two times in 2 weeks after you blogged because I was missing it so much, and each time with yummy pakode……..awesome!
    Now this one is on my list:D

  2. sraboneyghose
    January 8, 2010

    WOW! I love gatta – now I’ll try it…

  3. Pal
    January 9, 2010

    Third!!! Wow, loved the simple recipe and the beautiful pics too. And, how was Avatar?

    • monikamanchanda
      January 9, 2010

      third LOL… avatar was good… i really liked it

      PS: BTW i am still waiting for ur call 😦

  4. Bharti
    January 9, 2010

    O I love it a lot too….and like you I love everything hat has besan…be it sweets,halwa, kadhi, gatte…just anything. I love besan.

  5. Passionate Goof
    January 9, 2010

    OMG OMG OMG. My mouth is watering Mon, early in the morning. I have to have to have to try this one out. Thanks a ton for giving the recipe here. It looks absolutely delicious… hope you know that!

    • monikamanchanda
      January 9, 2010

      try it out goofy each time I make it just vanishes in thin air

  6. Silvara
    January 9, 2010

    Oooh my mum makes something similar but she calls it ‘beley’ or something?

    Yum…miss it 😀

  7. Roop Rai
    January 9, 2010

    ooooooooooooooh this looks delicious, mon!!!!!! only if i had someone to cook it for me here 😀 . it’s good to keep a track of these recipes though. i might start cooking them when i have someone to cook for. Pati’s not enough. :p

  8. hitchwriter
    January 9, 2010

    Oh you !!!!!!!! We make this subzi quite often at our house… !!!! and its one of my favourites… !!!!!!!

    the best gatte ki sabzi I had was in rajashtan in Ranakpur !!!!! geez… Monu you have me drooling like a hungry hippo !!!!!! 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛

    • monikamanchanda
      January 9, 2010

      wow and that had me drooling… i must go there i am like a huge gatta fan and we make it very often too

  9. Just call me 'A'
    January 9, 2010

    monooooo..this is one of my fav besan sabji…..used to eat it very often back home….but usually lazy in making in here 🙂

    the process is very similar to making Gnocchi. You should try Gnocchi when you do italian at home next time……’ll find the process since you already make this. love the pics too

    • monikamanchanda
      January 9, 2010

      go make it A go….

      and gnoochi sounds really interesting let me try my hand at it sometime soon…. u got a recipe that works?

  10. Butterfly
    January 9, 2010

    amazing. step by step with pics and all. U are awesome.!

  11. D
    January 9, 2010

    I love gatte ki sabzi, especially the way Mom cooks it. At our place (and traditionally in Mawari families too, I think), it’s made without onions. But I think the onion variation would taste great too!

    • monikamanchanda
      January 9, 2010

      without onion in the gravy too? i shld try it out one day

      • D
        January 11, 2010

        Without onions in the whole recipe. It’s basically a Marwari dish and Marwaris don’t eat too much onion or garlic.

      • monikamanchanda
        January 11, 2010

        aaah i see thanks D I should try it like that one of these days

  12. Pixie
    January 9, 2010

    Interesting recipe 🙂 …

    Haven’t eaten this one. Will try to prepare and see how it goes! 🙂

  13. Aparna
    January 10, 2010

    Hi Monica, We make Gatte oten, with a slight variation though. Like your recipe, next time will try this. I love the way you have explained it with pictures!

    • monikamanchanda
      January 10, 2010

      thanks aprana and I would love to know what are the variations?

      and welcome here

  14. Homecooked
    January 10, 2010

    Even I love besan ka stuff 🙂 I have bookmarked it to try.

  15. Indian Homemaker
    January 10, 2010

    I love Gatte ki sabzi, but have never made it 😦 Like homecooked, I too love besan stuff, Kadhi and Gatte ki sabzi… I am so trying this mouth watering recipe Monika!!

    • monikamanchanda
      January 10, 2010

      IHM that makes it many of us 🙂 if u scroll up u’ll see so many comments saying the same

  16. Reema
    January 10, 2010

    Hamare hostel me bahut banta tha yeh 🙂 hostel ki yaad aa gayi.

  17. myamusingmind
    January 11, 2010

    Thanks Monika ..husband loves this and I knew how to make it theoritically but was not having guts to try without a tried and tested recipe wud do it over some weekend

  18. Abha
    January 12, 2010

    thats it! i want an invite NOW!!

    and ofcos i am never inviting YOU for ghar ka khaana chez moi!! gives me jitters the complex i will have! :p

  19. Trish
    January 12, 2010

    Ohhhhhhhhh yummmmmmmm..I have been thinking of gatte ki sabji for the last 3 days!! and I found a recipe with pics!!I am so making it tomorrow

  20. Smitha
    January 23, 2010

    Monika, I made it today – and came out yum!!! Thank you for the recipe 🙂

  21. aarti
    October 5, 2011

    OMG.. am salivating.. i love Gatte ki sabzi and about time i made it… :)))

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