Shahi Gatte

It is a famous dish from Rajasthan (India). Soft gram flour dumplings in rich yoghurt gravy.

Difficulty -Medium

Preparation Time-20 mins

Cooking Time-40 mins



Gram Flour (besan)-2 cups

Yoghurt- 2 cups

Tomato Puree-1 cup

Ginger-1/2 inch piece

Green chilli(grated)-1 no

Salt-To taste

Soda Bicarb-1/4 tsp

Oil-3 Tbsp

Cumin-1 tsp

Red chilli powder- 1 tsp

Coriander powder-2 tbsp

Hing (asafoetida)- pinch

Turmeric- 1 tsp

Garam Masala- 1/2 tsp


In a bowl mix besan with 1/2 cup yoghurt,ginger,green chilli,salt,soda bicarb and little water knead well to make a hard dough. keep it aside.

In a pan boil 3 cups of water with salt and bring it to boil.

Meanwhile divide the gram flour dough in equal sized  ball and roll it with hand in to a cylinder shape .not too thick.

Add these cylinder’s to the boiling water and cook for 10-15 mins. Drain and set aside.

For gravy, heat oil in a heavy bottom pan and  cumin , hing,red chilli powder,coriander powder,turmeric and cook on medium heat  until oil start separating.

Now add the tomato purée and mix ,now lower the heat whisked yoghurt and bring it to boil . Add garam masala,salt and gatte and continue cooking on medium flame until gravy thickens.








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