Gahat Rasmi Badi Recipe (Uttaranchal Kulith Koftas In Tomato Onion Gravy)

Protein rich steamed Horse gram koftas dunked in spiced tomato & onion gravy to pair with rice

Karthika Gopalakrishnan
Gahat Rasmi Badi Recipe (Uttaranchal Kulith Koftas In Tomato Onion Gravy)
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Gahat Rasmi Badi Recipe is an authentic curry from the regions of Uttaranchal. Steamed koftas are prepared using Gahat (kulith/Horse Gram) dal and later cooked with tomato onion based curry. The curry tastes better with a dollop ghee and hot steamed rice. This curry is such a simple delicious way to sneak in such a healthy pulse in our daily routine. Prepare Gahat Rasmi Badi Recipe (Uttaranchal Kulith Koftas In Tomato Onion Gravy) and serve with hot steamed rice and kulcha for a healthy nutritious lunch.

Did you know: Kulith is known for its numerous health benefits, especially its protein-rich content. It has the highest calcium content among other pulses and is considered to the best source of protein for vegetarians. It has low digestible starch thus making it an excellent option for diabetic friendly and best suited for weight watchers.

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Course: Side Dish
Diet: High Protein Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

40 M

Total in

50 M


2 Servings


  • 1 Cup Horse Gram Dal (Kollu/ Kulith) , soaked overnight
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 2 Green Chillies , chopped finely
  • 1 tablespoon Cooking oil
  • 1 Onion , chopped finely
  • 1 Tomato , chopped finely
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cinnamon Powder (Dalchini)
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • Salt , to taste

How to make Gahat Rasmi Badi Recipe (Uttaranchal Kulith Koftas In Tomato Onion Gravy)

  1. To prepare Gahat Rasmi Badi Recipe (Uttaranchal Kulith Koftas In Tomato Onion Gravy), soak Gahat dal in water overnight. Drain the excess water and grind them into a coarse paste with turmeric, chopped green chilies and a little salt.

  2. Scoop a tablespoon of grounded paste and roll into small round balls. Ensure that the batter is firm to do koftas and is not watery.

  3. Steam the balls in a steamer or in an idly cooker for about 10 minutes until they are cooked completely. Remove the koftas once it is cooked and keep it aside.

  4. Heat a medium sized non-stick pan. Add oil to the pan.

  5. Once the oil is hot, add cumin seeds and let it splutter.

  6. Stir in the chopped onions and cook until they become transparent.

  7. Add ginger garlic paste and saute until the raw smell goes off.

  8. Add chopped tomatoes and cook until they become mushy.

  9. Add spice powders and combine them well.

  10. Now, add water to the onion-tomato mixture and cook until they are completely cooked

  11. Season it with salt. Now add steamed gahat balls to the curry.

  12. Cook with the lid covered over medium flame for about 5 minutes until the balls are blended completely with the curry.

  13. Serve Gahat Rasmi Badi Recipe (Uttaranchal Kulith Koftas In Tomato Onion Gravy) with hot steamed rice and kulcha.

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Last Modified On Thursday, 02 March 2017 08:24
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