Papad Gathiya Sabji is a traditional Rajasthani dish made using urad dal papad (poppadum) and gathiya (thick besan sev). Make it using my easy traditional recipe and serve with roti or paratha (No Onion No Garlic).
About This Recipe
Papad Gathiya Sabji is a traditional Rajasthani curry made using urad dal papad (poppadums) and gathiya (thick chickpea flour sev).
This no onion no garlic curry is a great option to make for Indian-style meals when you are out of fresh vegetables.
Make it using my easy recipe and serve it with roti or tawa paratha for Indian-style meals.
Papad – This dish is traditionally made using urad dal papad but feel free to use any papad that you have.
Gathiya – Gathiya is thick sev made using besan (chickpea flour). You can use plain gathiya or flavored gathiya to make this curry.
Spice Powders – You will need basic spice powders like coriander powder, turmeric powder, Kashmiri red chili powder, and cumin powder.
Yogurt – Plain yogurt (dahi) makes the base of this sabji. Whisk it with a little all-purpose flour (maida) to prevent it from curdling while cooking.
Others – You will also need vegetable oil, cumin seeds, asafetida, dry red chilies, and fenugreek seeds (methi dana).
This curry is best served hot right from the pan. If you want to make it ahead, make sure to not add papad and gathiya to the curry otherwise they will become soggy.
Make the curry and refrigerate it for up to 2 days. Reheat over low heat until hot and bubbly and then add the papad and gathiya to it just before serving.
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Rajasthani Papad Gathiya Sabji Recipe
- ½ cup plain yogurt (dahi) (whisked with 1 tablespoon all purpose flour (maida))
- ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 teaspoon Kashmiri red chili powder
- ½ teaspoon cumin powder
- 1 teaspoon coriander powder
- 3-4 medium size (5-6 inch) urad dal papad (cut into 2-inch pieces)
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
- ½ teaspoon asafetida (hing)
- 2-3 whole dry red chilies
- ¼ teaspoon fenugreek seeds (methi dana) (coarsely crushed)
- ½ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
- ½ cup gathiya sev
- Whisk yogurt with coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chili powder, and cumin powder, and set it aside.
- Heat 3 cups of water in a pan over high heat.
- Once the water comes to a boil, add the papad pieces to the pan and cook for a minute.
- Drain the water and keep the cooked papad aside.
- Heat oil in a pan over medium-high heat.
- Once the oil is hot, add cumin seeds, asafetida, dry red chilies, and crushed fenugreek seeds, and let them crackle for 4-5 seconds.
- Add the yogurt whisked with spices to the pan and cook until the oil starts to separate from the sides of the pan. Stir frequently while cooking.
- Add 2 cups of water and bring the curry to a boil.
- Add salt and mix well.
- Reduce the heat to low.
- Add the cooked papad and gathiya to the pan and cook for a minute for the papad and gathiya to absorb some of the curry.
- Garnish with cilantro and serve hot.