Gatta Curry/ chickpeas dumplings curry Recipe

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 Comments Add yours

  1. Is it Karnataka style curry?

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    1. arohii says:

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


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

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      2. arohii says:

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


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

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      4. arohii says:

        Yes next time I will try something new for sure, am yet to make Pita pockets, I am making manchurian today in evening.will share soon. 🙂


      5. To be honest i haven’t heard of the some of the food names.. anyway Manchurian ..My fav…Craving!!

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      6. arohii says:

        oh is it? great! 😀


      7. Oh yes i have tried only the basic south Indian food’s that’s it.. so it looks like you are great and i will be in future 🙂

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      8. arohii says:

        I like Dosa from south Indian food, yeah you will be great in future, best wishes and have a good day. 🙂


      9. That’s good one 🙂 Thank you and you too have a best day!!!

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      10. arohii says:

        de nada !! 😀


      11. Obrigado !!! 🙂 🙂

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  2. jncthedc says:

    This really looks delicious. Curry and turmeric are wonderful spices. They accent food beautifully and offer amazing health benefits. A win-win combination. 🙂

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    1. arohii says:

      Oh yes, Turmeric powder is full of health benefits and it is a must ingredient in most of Indian food. Thank you, glad you liked 🙂

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