chickpeas dumplings curry Recipe

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Today I have another Recipe coming right from Rajasthani cuisine, Gatta curry or Gatte ki sabzi which is small square dumplings made of chickpeas in a rich spicy curry. It is a main course Dish and is usually served with Chapati or Rice. I really like the taste of the curry but making the dumplings was a challenging task and I took my mother’s help.

gatta curry


Ingredients :

For Dumplings/ gatta

  1. Chickpeas -1 cup
  2. salt to taste
  3. Red chili powder
  4. Garlic clove- 2 (crush using mortar-pestle)
  5. Cumin and pepper powder- 1/2 tsp.
  6. Oil

For the curry

  1. Curry powder or coriander,cumin powder- 1 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds
  3. Tomatoes chopped- 1
  4. onion chopped- 1
  5. Red chili- 2
  6. Pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
  7. salt to taste
  8. Turmeric powder
  9. Garlic Chili paste- 1 tsp.
  10. Curd/ coconut/potato (optional)
  11. For garnishing- Mint leaves/ coriander leaves (optional)


Gatta/ Dumplings– Make a batter of all the ingredients except oil and In a pan, heat 1 tsp of oil. Pour the batter into the pan and on medium heat allow it to thicken. Keep stirring intermittently. Once it is well cooked and thick, Pour it over a well greased plate and allow to cool.

Once it sets, cut it into square pieces. Heat oil in pan and fry them till golden brown like below-

dumplings of chickpeas

Let us Make the curry now.

For curry

  • Heat oil in pan. Add mustard seeds/cumin seeds,red chili, chopped onion and tomatoes.Fry them for a min. or till the onion is golden brown.
  • If you want to add the curd, you can, I do not prefer curd once i add tomatoes. To thicken the gravy you can either use mashed boiled potatoes or coconut paste. I have used mashed boiled potatoes.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients, fry them for a min. and add water. On medium heat, cook the curry mix till the oil starts to appear on surface or till it is thick.
  • One by one dip the dumplings and we are done.
  • Garnish it and serve it hot with Rice,bread or chapati.

gatta curry 2

Bon Appetit 



15 thoughts on “chickpeas dumplings curry Recipe

    Globalinfo4all said:
    December 4, 2015 at 4:28 am

    Is it Karnataka style curry?

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    arohii said:
    December 4, 2015 at 4:30 am

    No it is Rajasthani, I mentioned coconut because i mostly use it to thicken the gravy.


    Globalinfo4all said:
    December 4, 2015 at 4:33 am

    okay…Even in Kerala they use coconut…..It looks good and it should taste good too 🙂

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    arohii said:
    December 4, 2015 at 4:35 am

    yep, actually the Rajasthani gatta curry is made with curd, I added tomatoes so avoided curd.


    Globalinfo4all said:
    December 4, 2015 at 4:36 am

    Good 🙂 Maybe you try some other new menu 🙂 It would be good for us to experiment it 🙂

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