How to make Gatta Rice -

Rice cooked with spices, gattas, peas and cashewnuts.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is contributed by Member Manasi Achar.

Main Ingredients : Cooked basmati rice (पके हुए बासमती चावल), Gram flour (besan) (बेसन)

Cuisine : Rajasthani

Course : Rice

Gatta Rice

Gatta Rice Recipe Card


Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Difficult

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Gatta Rice Recipe

  • Cooked basmati rice 2 1/2 cups

  • Gram flour (besan) 1/2 cup

  • Oil 1/2 tablespoon

  • Red chilli powder 2 teaspoons

  • Salt to taste

  • Carom seeds (ajwain) 1/4 teaspoon

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 tablespoon

  • Cashewnuts 10-12

  • Bay leaves 2

  • Cloves 3-4

  • Cinnamon 1 inch stick

  • Green cardamoms 2

  • Curry leaves 10-12

  • Green peas boiled 1/4 cup

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Coriander powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves


Step 1

To make the gattas mix besan, oil, one teaspoon red chilli powder, salt and ajwain with one tablespoon water to form a hard dough. Divide into equal potions

Step 2

Roll each portion and shape them into the size of fingers. Heta four cups of water and bring ito boil. Add the rolls and cook them till done.

Step 3

Remove and cut them into one and a half inch pieces. Keep aside.

Step 4

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, cashewnuts, bay leaves, cloves, cinnamon stick, green cardamoms and curry leaves and saute for a minute.

Step 5

Add the gattas, peas, remaining red chilli powder, garam masala powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, salt and lemon juice and saute for a minute.

Step 6

Add the rice and mix well. Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.

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