Tuesday, July 30, 2019


Gatte ka pulao is a traditional dish of Rajasthan made with gramflour dumplongs and spices. It can be relished just with some raita and papad.
 People in the dessert regions were very innovative and created dishes with bajra, jowar, gram flour and sundried  vegetables like ker, sangri, gawar etc etc. for their survival during summer when there were no vegetables available. Now these dishes have become a delicacy and an important part of the Rajasthani Cuisine.

This recipe is for "Shhhh Cooking Secretly"  a facebook group event in which we are paired with someone different each month who selects 2 secret ingredients for us. We make the dish using those and post it in the group. My partner of the month is Kalyani Sri . Her blog is - Sizzling Tastebuds .. do visit to check out the yummy recipes.

Ingredients for the pulao:
Cooked Basmati rice .... 2-3 cups
Onions ..................... 1/2 cup (sliced)
Garlic .................... 1 tsp (optional)
Cumin seeds ........... 1 tsp
Cinnamon stick ....... 2 small pieces
Bay leaves .............. 2
Cashewnuts ........... 8-10
Riasins ................. handful
Green chillies ..... 2-3
Turmeric powder ... 1/4 tsp
Garam masala powder .. 1/2 tsp
Salt ...................... to taste
Ghee .................. 1-2 tbsps (as you like)

Ingredients for Gattas:
Gram flour / besan ..... 1 and 1/2 cups or 2 cups
Yogurt ................... 2 tbsps
Ajwain / carom seeds .... 1/2 tsp (you may also add crushed saunf instead or both)
Turmeric powder ........ 1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder ....... 1/4 tsp
Asafoetida .... 1 pinch
Cumin powder ............ 1/4 tsp
Oil for moin ................ 1 tbsp (added while kneading)
Salt ........................... as needed
Oil ..................... to fry


Cook the rice and set aside.

Add all the ingredientsin the list 2 for making the gattas (except the oil for frying)

Knead them together. You may not require any water as the curd is enough for binding. If needed a spoonful very carefully and make a dough.

Divide the dough and roll into cylindrical shapes about 3/4 th inch thickness.

Boil the rolls in a wide pan for 5-7 minutes.

Remove them from water and let them cool.

Slice the gattas.

Heat oil in a pan and fry them. Remove and set aside.

Take a wok / kadai and heat the ghee.

Tip in the whole spices mentioned in the 2nd list followed by garlic.

Now add the sliced onions and saute for 5-6 minutes until light pink.

Add the cashewnuts, green chillies and raisins.

Now tip in the fried gattas, salt, spice powders. Mix carefully.

Finally add the cooked rice.

 Stir with a spatula to mix everything together.

Gatte ka pulao is ready.

Serve hot with raita and papads.

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  1. The pulao looks so well made, in fact I feel my girls may eat it thinking it is chicken sausages in it.... hehe...

  2. Gatte ka Pulao looks so flavourful and tempting..addition of gatte adds a nice crunch to pulao.the rice grains are so well cooked separated just like it should be for pulao.

  3. the gatte must be so delicious plus provide textural variety to the dish.

  4. I love dishes served with rice - this looks really delicious.

    1. Same here heidi.. specially one pot meals like this one.

  5. The Gatte Ka Pulao looks absolutely delicious! What a wonderful way to use Gatte, which I love anyway. :)

  6. after making gate ki sabji, I reserve some of the gatte to make this absolutely lipsmackign pulao the next day ! ur version sounds delicious, Shobha ji. and thank you too for subscribing to my youtube channel..

    1. Thanks Kalyani.. I hope you will enjoy the pulao too.

  7. Yumm..sounds delicious..my rajasthani neighbour used to cook the gatta your way or even steam it..

  8. The gatte ka pulao looks delicious..i have never had gatte in pulao form..hope to make it soon

    1. Do make it Priya.. It's a yummy one pot meal.

  9. Gatte ke pulao , a perfect lunch box recipe. .......

  10. That's a nice idea! I've always made gatte ki sabzi but never thought of adding them pulao. Will definitely make some extra next time I'm making the curry to try in a pulao!

  11. Initially I wanted to make gatte ka pulao as I love it. However, family vote was a curry. Shobha your preparation of latte ka pulao looks so tempting, with aromatic flavors from the spices used.

  12. Pulao looks so flavorful and tempting. Seeing so many dishes with gatte I am tempted to try soon.

  13. O my! Beautifully made gatte ka pulao. Somehow you made things clear to me. I was reluctant to try this as I imagined that I cook the gatte in the rice. Thanks a lot.

  14. Gatte ka pulao looks amazing and bursting with flavours. I love the papad's on the side too.

  15. We love Gatte ki subji and this pulao is such a geat way to use up the left over gatte. Thanks for the wonderful share.

  16. Gatte ki pulao, I have never tried it but it must be awesome. It will be ideal for a brunch too with some salad or curry.

    1. Thanks Jayashree.. we really loved it to the core.

  17. I like my food to have different textures and flavours, and your gatte ki subji ticks of all the right boxes! I can imagine the slight crunch when I bite into the gatte as compared to the softer texture of the rice. Sounds refreshingly different from the usual vegetable pulav! Lovely share, Shobhaji.

  18. Pulao looks very yummy with crispy gatte,have heard and tasted it.Bookmarking this pulao to try it soon 👍

    1. You will love it dear.. I recommmend it strongly.

  19. Gatta pulao looks so inviting. I often make gatta curry but never tried gatta pulao. Loved this spicy delicious and easy to make one pot meal.


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