Papad Ghatiya Sabji

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Papad Gathiya Sabji is a traditional Rajasthani dish made with urad dal papad (poppadum) and gathiya (thick besan sev). Use my easy traditional recipe and serve it with roti or paratha.

Here are some more Rajasthani recipes that you may like: Mirchi Ke Tipore, Dal Bati, Laal Maas, Churma, and Rajasthani Garlic Chutney.

Papad gathiya sabji served in a bowl.
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About Papad Ghatiya Sabji

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 for Indian-style meals when fresh vegetables are scarce.

Make it using my easy recipe and serve it with roti, bajra roti, or plain tawa paratha for Indian-style meals.

Ingredients

Papad – This dish is traditionally made using urad dal papad, but feel free to use any papad 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, such as coriander powder, turmeric powder, Kashmiri red chili powder, and cumin powder.

Yogurt – Plain yogurt (dahi, curd) is the base of this sabji. Whisking it with a little all-purpose flour (maida) prevents it from curdling while cooking.

Others – You will also need oil, cumin seeds, asafetida (hing), dry red chilies, fenugreek seeds (methi dana), and cilantro (fresh coriander leaves).

How To Make Papad Gathiya Sabji

Whisk ½ cup of plain yogurt with the following ingredients and set it aside.

  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Kashmiri red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
Yogurt, flour and spices added to a bowl.
Mixed well.

Break 3-4 medium-sized urad dal papad into 2-inch pieces.

Heat 2 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.

Papad added to hot water in a pan.

Drain the water and keep the cooked papad aside.

Removing the cooked papad from the pan.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pan over medium-high heat.

Add the following ingredients once the oil is hot, and let them crackle for 4-5 seconds.

  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon asafetida
  • 2-3 whole dry red chilies
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed fenugreek seeds
Cumin, asafetida, dry chilies and fenugreek aded to hot oil in a pan.

Add the yogurt whisked with spices to the pan and cook until the oil separates from the pan’s sides. Stir frequently while cooking.

Yogurt added to the pan.

Add 2 cups of water and bring the curry to a boil.

water added to the pan.

Add ½ teaspoon salt and mix well.

Mixed well.

Reduce the heat to low.

Add the cooked papad and ½ cup gathiya sev to the pan and cook for a minute for the papad and gathiya to absorb some of the curry.

Cooked papad and gathiya added to the pan.

Add some boiling water if the curry looks thick.

Check for salt and add more if needed.

Garnish with 2 tablespoon chopped cilantro and serve hot.

Ready papad gathiya ki sabji.

Storage Suggestions

Papad Gathiya Sabji is best served hot right from the pan. If you want to make it ahead, do 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 just before serving.

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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.
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Papad Gathiya Sabji Recipe

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.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients 

  • ½ cup plain yogurt (dahi, curd)
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour (maida)
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon Kashmiri red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • 3-4 medium size (5-6 inch) dried urad dal papad (broken into 2-inch pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • ¼ 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
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (fresh coriander leaves)
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Instructions 

  • Whisk yogurt with all-purpose flour, coriander powder, turmeric powder, chili powder, and cumin powder, and set it aside.
  • Break papad into 2-inch pieces.
  • Heat 2 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 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 sev to the pan and cook for a minute for the papad and gathiya to absorb some of the curry.
  • Add some boiling hot water if the curry looks thick.
  • Check for salt and add more needed.
  • Garnish with cilantro and serve hot.

Video

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Notes

This dish is traditionally made using urad dal papad, but feel free to use any papad you have.
You can use plain gathiya or flavored gathiya to make this curry.
Whisking the yogurt with a bit of all-purpose flour (maida) prevents it from curdling while cooking.

Nutrition

Calories: 25kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 4mg, Sodium: 315mg, Potassium: 80mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 190IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 47mg, Iron: 1mg
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