Sometimes you come across a rare food that still feels familiar. This khatta recipe is just one of them. A sour gravy with very simple flavours, this never-seen-before dish will actually make you feel cosy with its common ingredients. The star of this dish is besan ki boondi but the main credit for the epic sour (khatta) flavour can be given to amchur powder (a tangy and sour spice powder made with dried mangoes). Amchur powder is available all-year round, and not just during the mango season. In fact, this spice is commonly used in different Indian recipes that we eat every day.
Benefits Of Eating Khatta:
Khatta is just like any other Indian gravy that can be paired with rice or Indian breads like roti, naan, paratha or kulcha. Besides its distinct sour taste, its high-protein content is what makes it an important dish. Besan (gram flour) is loaded with the ever-important protein. As you all know, protein is essential for proper body development, strong bones and muscles, and also for weight loss.
In fact, the recipe also allows you to replace besan ki boondi with regular chana (chickpeas), which is again full of proteins. However, we would suggest you to stick to the original recipe and try to use besan ki boondi only for it authentic taste and experience.
How To Make Khatta I Khatta Recipe:
The highlight of this recipe is fried besan ki boondi that brings the much-loved crunchiness to this dish.
First of all, make fried besan ki boondi by preparing its batter with besan, some spices and water. Then sift it through a colander straight into hot mustard oil for frying. You'll get crispy and crunchy tiny boondi balls in minutes.
Then make the gravy for the boondi by sauteing various spices like methi seeds, dalchini, moti eilachi, hing (asafetida), amchur powder etc. in mustard oil and add water according to the density and quantity of the gravy you want. Lastly, add fried besan ki boondi in the gravy, garnish with coriander leaves and serve!
Do try this unique besan recipe and let us know how you liked it.
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