A Step By Step Guide to Cooking ‘Gatte Ki Sabzi’

India and Pakistan are quite similar in terms of the food we eat and the clothes we wear. The way we cook fresh vegetables may be different and it ought to be different to keep the element of surprise alive during the lunch hours. Well, ‘Gatte ki sabzi’ is a traditional Rajasthani dish but today we will look at it from a Pakistani perspective. Gram flour (Besan) plays the anchor role in the preparation of this dish. This gram flour recipe will add wonders to your meal timings and those sitting at the dining table will be left with nothing but to lick their fingers.

The word ‘Gatte‘ means cooked pieces of gram flour dumped in a thick spicy curd mixture turning into an unbelievably tasty recipe by the end. Being in curry form means you get to enjoy it with naan & roti alongside a salad. Plain rice is also a legit side order. Buy besan and other ingredients from an online grocery store or a traditional store as long as they sell high-quality grocery products. The benefits of gram flour are several with its high protein content and gluten-free nature. Chickpea flour nutrition also includes dietary fiber to contribute to a healthy gut resolving the issue of constipation.

The Solution Requirements to Prepare Gram Flour Pieces

1. ¾ bowl of gram flour
2. Quarter teaspoon turmeric (Haldi) powder
3. Quarter teaspoon red chili (Lal Mirch) powder
4. Quarter teaspoon of cumin seeds (Zeera)
5. Quarter teaspoon garam masala powder
6. 2 teaspoon oil (olive oil is a healthy choice)
7. Add salt to suit your taste

Ingredients for the Gravy Part

1. Mustard seeds – quarter teaspoon
2. Cumin seeds or zeera – quarter teaspoon
3. A pinch of Asafoetida powder – a resin that delegates an irresistible aroma to the cooked version
4. 1 teaspoon finely sliced ginger
5. 1 finely sliced green chili
6. 1 finely sliced onion
7. ½ teaspoon coriander powder
8. ½ teaspoon red chili powder
9. Quarter teaspoon garam masala powder
10. Quarter cup battered yogurt

In Pakistan, there are multiple cuisines operating and most of them have access to the grocery items that are generally available. Sadly, the grocery section and the fruits and vegetables online market are saturated with adulterated stock and that poses a serious threat to the health of the Pakistanis. We must do something to overcome the issue of food adulteration before it is too late.