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Gatte Ka Pulao

Gatte Ka Pulao Recipe | Gatta Pulao | Rajasthani Gatta Pulav

Updated By Geeta
Gatte Ka Pulao Recipe- Gatte Ka Pulao is a traditional rice delicacy in which cooked rice is combined with gram flour dumplings, called Gatte. It is a delectable delicacy from Rajasthani cuisine.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 12 mins
Cook Time 33 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Rajasthani
Servings 6 people


  • Presssure cooker
  • Deep Bottom pan


For Rice

  • 1.5 Cup Basmati Rice
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 2 Tsp Salt
  • 2.5 Cup Water

For Gatte

  • 1.5 Cup Gram Flour (Besan)
  • 1/2 Tsp Hing(asafoetida)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Kashmiri Red chilli Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Corriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Garam masala powder(I have used mild garam masala, if you are using strong garam masala then use less quantity)
  • 1.5 tsp Kasuri Methi
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 2-3 tbsp thick curd
  • 3 cup water for boiling gatte
  • 1/2 tbsp oil for making the dough smooth.

For paste

  • 2 Green chillies deseeded
  • 10 cloves garlic
  • 1.5 tsp ginger
  • 1 small onion

For Gatte ka Pulao

  • 2.5 tbsp Ghee(for sauteing Gatte)
  • 3.5 tbsp ghee(for pulao)
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Hing(asafoetida)
  • 2 onion sliced
  • 2 onion finely chopped
  • prepared paste
  • 1 medium capsicum desseded and chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes chopped
  • `prepared gatte
  • prepared cooked rice
  • 2 tsp Kasuri methi
  • 1 tsp Kashmiri Red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Corriander Powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1.5 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 16 Cashew nuts
  • 1 handful corriander leaves chopped


For Rice

  • Heat oil in cooker
  • Add water and salt.
  • Wash the rice and add it to the cooker.
  • I cooked for approximately 10-12 minutes. After 3 whistles, I had put on low flame for 3 minutes and switched off the gas. You can make the rice in an open pan also, adjust the water and time accordingly.

For Gatte

  • Take Gram flour and all the spices in a bowl.
  • Add oil to it and rub with fingers.
  • Knead the dough with thick curd and use the curd as required. I did not use water for the dough. Finish it off with 1/2 tbsp oil to make the dough smooth.
  • Make balls out of it and roll into cylindrical shapes.
  • Boil the water in a pan with a pinch of turmeric powder and put the rolls into the water.
  • Cook on high flame till gatte rolls float on water and bubbles appear on them.
  • When boiled, take the gatte rolls out of the water and cut it into pieces.
  • Take 2.5 tbsp ghee in a Kadai, add gatte to it and saute for 2-3 minutes so that the gatte is coated with ghee and taste better.

For Paste

  • Grind together onion, garlic, green chilli and ginger to make a paste. Do not add any water to it.

For Gatte ka Pulao

  • Heat ghee in a deep bottom pan. Add cashews to it,I had put cashews only for 30 seconds and took out .if you want you can fry till golden.
  • We will use these cashews for the garnishing in the end.
  • Add cumin seeds to the ghee, when it crackles, add Hing to it.
  • Now goes sliced onions to it. Saute for 1-2 min on high flame.
  • Add finely chopped onion and ginger,garlic, onion paste to it.
  • While cooking, stir in between so that the paste does not stick at the bottom.
  • Add capsicum to it. saute for a minute or two.
  • Then add tomatoes.
  • Start adding spices to it. Mix and add prepared gatte to it.
  • Gatte will be coated by the mixture.
  • Add rice and 1 tbsp to it and mix gently. Adding some ghee to rice again will enhance the taste.
  • Cook on the slow flame for 2-3 minutes. garnish with the chopped corriander leaves and lightly fried Cashews.
  • Serve the Gatte Ka pulao with Raita, Papad,dal or curd.
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