Gatte Ka Pulao

This is one delicious pulao from Rajasthan the desert region of India . Gatte are made using gram flour. It is one of the accompaniments of dal baati. Actually gatte ka saag (gatte in yogurt gravy ) are usually served with dal-baati but I like to make this pulao so its a complete meal.



  • 1 1/2 cup gram flour (chickpea flour)
  • 1/4 tsp tumeric
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • salt to taste
  • 3 tsp ginger garlic and green chilli paste (4 cloves garlic, 2 ” ginger, 2-3 green chillies)
  • 2 tbsp yogurt
  • 2 tbsp chopped corriander leaves
  • 2 tbsp ghee
  • 1 1/2 cup boiled long grain basmati rice
  • 1/2 cup mixed boiled vegetables (peas, carrots and beans)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3-4 cloves
  • 1 green cardamom
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 2″ cinnamon  stick


  1. Mix gram flour, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt, yogurt and coriander leaves.
  2. Add a little water to make a stiff dough.
  3. Divide into six equal parts and roll into cylindrical shape. Cut into two inch pieces. Cook in two cups of boiling water for ten to fifteen minutes. Drain.
  4. Let the gattas cool a bit.
  5. Heat ghee in a deep pan. Add bay leaves, cloves, green cardamoms, slightly opened black cardamoms, cinnamon, onion saute for 2 mins. Add remaining ginger garlic green chilli paste and sauté for a minute.
  6. Add the boiled gattas and fry for 2 mins.
  7. Add cooked rice and boiled vegetables and continue to sauté. Add salt,  and mix.
  8. Serve hot garnished with coriander.



9 thoughts on “Gatte Ka Pulao

  1. Wow ! yet another simple but awesome flavourful recipe.. From the sounds of it.. I’m bored of the usual South Indian flavoured rice recipes which I usually end up preparing! New recipe to try now 🙂 thanks for posting this..

    1. U could try chick pea flour or u could mix whole wheat flour and samolina in 3:1 proportion .
      Hope u enjoy it ,would appreciate if u let me know how u like it if u get to make it.
      Have a good day 🙂

  2. This is a very interesting version of Pulao. I must give a try and add it to my list of favourite rice recipes!!! Thanks for sharing. I have bookmarked it.

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