Gatte ki kadhi

Gatte ki kadhi is one of the most endearing recipes from the royal state of Rajasthan.

In the olden times, when the rains were scarce and vegetation was sparse.People had to cook with whatever little was available to them.This scarcity did lead to interesting recipes.Gatte ki kadhi is one such gem.
This dish has a tangy spicy yogurt based lentil curry.You can make it with minimal spices and ingredients.It is a royal ‘kadhi‘.It has a huge fan following the world over. Best eaten with rice or millet flat bread (‘jowar roti‘),some pickle and salad.

Scroll below to read the recipe of Gatte Ki Kadhi

Gatte Ki Kadhi
Serves 2
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
  1. 1 cup Besan or gram flour
  2. Salt to taste
  3. ½ tsp red chilli powder
  4. 3 tbsp Curd or yogurt
  5. ½ tsp coriander powder
  6. A pinch of asafoetida
  7. 2 tbsp Ghee or clarified butter
  8. A pinch of garam masala
  1. 1 tbsp Ghee or clarified butter
  2. ½ tsp coriander powder
  3. 1 tsp cumin seed
  4. ½ tsp red chilli powder
  5. 1 cup curd
  6. 1 cup water (Can use the water in which we have boiled gatte)
  7. A pinch of asafoetida
  8. 1 tsp chopped green chilli
  9. 1 tsp grated ginger
  10. Salt to taste
  11. Coriander leaves for garnish
!To Make Gatte
  1. Mix all the ingredients.Make a stiff dough.
  2. Knead the dough using curd so you can adjust the amount of curd if needed.
  3. Set aside for 10 min to set the dough.
  4. Make long strips out of the dough.
  5. Put these strips in boiling water.
  6. Cook for 5 to 10 min.Check its readiness until a knife inserted comes out clean.
  7. Strain them and keep aside.
  8. Once cooled cut small pieces.
!To Make Kadhi
  1. In a pan heat ghee.
  2. Add cumin seeds and let it crackle.
  3. Add asafoetida, ginger, green chillies, red chilli, coriander powder.
  4. Cook for 5-10 sec,then put water in it and let it boil.
  5. Turn off the gas.Now add curd in it stirring continuously.
  6. Mix the cooked 'gatte'.Bring the curry to a boil stirring continuously.
  7. Let it boil for another 5 min.
  8. Garnish with coriander leaves to serve.
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  1. Deepali
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    adding anaardaana and partially crushed coriander seeds in the dough used for making gatta will enhance the taste further

    • bhavana bhatia
      | Reply

      Thanks for your suggestion 🙂

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