My first 24 hrs at my mom’s place, my first post with a recipe from my family’s kitty & meeting my younger sister for the first time since her wedding. Acknowledging so many firsts, this is a dish loved by all and made really well by my younger sister P.
My sister is very good in cooking and I happily accept, she is much, much, much better than me at it. So I couldn’t let go of the chance to eat a goodie made by her. So here I present the recipe with lots of love & wishes for her newly married life (may be not so new any more 🙂 )
Ingredients for the dough –
3 1/4 cup – Besan
1/4 cup – Oil
1 1/2 tsp – Carom Seeds (Ajwain)
1/2 cup – Curd
Salt – to taste
Ingredients for the seasoning –
2 Tbsp – Oil
A pinch – Asafoetida
1 1/2 tsp – Carom Seeds
1/2 tsp – Red Chilli Powder
1/4 tsp – Turmeric Powder
1/2 tsp – Coriander Powder
5 Tbsp – Whipped Curd
Salt – to taste
Water for gravy
1. Mix besan, salt & carom seeds.
2. Add oil to it. Now ligtly mix the oil & try holding the mixture in your fist, if the mixture holds like a loose lump, then the oil is sufficient, else increase the quantity of oil.
3. Add curd & knead the dough. If required add a little water. Keep the dough aside.
4. Meanwhile boil water sufficient to allow soaking of all the rolls. Add 1 tsp oil to it.
5. Take little dough and roll it between your palms such that it forms long cylinders & slowly place them in the boiling water.
6. Once all the rolls are placed in the water, reduce the flame to slow and allow the cylinders to steam properly for another 4-5 mins.
7. Switch off the gas and let the rolls stand in water.
8. In the meantime, prepare seasoning. Heat oil in a wok, add asafoetida, carom seeds, chilli powder, turmeric powder & coriander powder.
9. Add water to the seasoning and allow to cook.
10. Chop the rolls into 1″ long pieces to make gatta. When the gravy is ready, add curd & gattas. You can add or reduce quantity of curd & water to achieve desired consistency. Serve hot.
My mom served it with hot paranthas & pudina chutney. Nothing beats family’s cooking. 🙂