Gatte Ki Subji – As I remember it

I lived in a small town for some time in my life. We had quite a few Marwaris who still continue to live there. Obviously, our taste buds were introduced to the Marwari cuisine. One of the dishes close to my heart is the ‘gatte ki subzi’ Here is what I remember of it. When I made it the other day it tasted pretty close to what I used to have as a child. ¬†However, if there is any marwari reading this..please send me the authentic recipe and I will definitely give you credit for it in my blog and include the recipe.

Ingredients for gatte:

besan (gram flour)





Method for Gatte:

Bring a pot of water to the boil.

Take some besan in a bowl.

Add a pinch of ajwain followed by salt and oil.

Knead the dough with water.

Now make small balls called gatte and add it to the boiling water.

It will be ready 6-9 minutes.

Ingredients for the sauce:

chopped onion 1 cup

chopped tomatoes 1/2 cup

3 green chillies

cumin seeds 1 tbsp

corriander powder 1.5 tbsp

hing 1/2 tsp


oil 4 tbsp

garam masala 2 tbsp

Method for sauce:

Add cumin, hing and green chillies to hot oil.

Fry onions once the cumin seeds start to crackle.

Once the onion turn golden brown add the tomatoes and fry.

Add corriander powder, green chillies and salt to the cooked tomatoes and fry for a couple of minutes.

Add 1/2 a cup of warm water and bring to a boil.

Add the gatte and cover the vessel for a few minutes.

Once ready, sprinkled with corriander leaves.


Okra salad

I have always wanted to make okra salad. However, Indians love okra with loads of spices. The idea of an okra salad was repulsive. So with shaking hands I made this for my honey and ta-da just like that he loved it.

A bunch of okra

A bowl of green and yellow pepper and celery

A few sprigs of coriander

Thinly sliced onion

Olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Balsamic vinegar



Boil water and add okra. Let it cook for 3-4 minutes. Heat a pan and add oil. When the oil is hot add the okra and sauté it for a few minutes Рuntil crispy.

In your salad bowl add all the ingredients. Add freshly squeezed lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper to taste. Toss it and serve immediately.