November 18, 2017 Khatta Veg Recipe

Khatta Veg Recipe | How to make khatta gravy | Indian Cuisine

Khatta Veg Recipe is a very traditional dish of Himachal Pradesh. It is a Pahari cuisine.

Khatta means sour and that is the way this dish tastes.

The khatta veg recipe is made with fried besan boondis (fried chick pea flour balls).

This tastes delicious. Try this at home and let us know how it really tasted.



coriander powder (dhaniya) – 4 heaped tablespoons

besan (chick pea flour) – 8 heaped tablespoons

chilli powder – 1 teaspoon

amchur (mango powder) – 6 heaped tablespoons

turmeric powder – 2 teaspoons

cilantro – 1 bunch

asafetida (hing) – ½ teaspoon

fenugreek seeds (methi) – ½ teaspoon

cinnamon/ dalchini – 1 large stick

black cardamom pods – 2

10 cups of water

Salt to taste


Ingredients for boondi:

besan (chick pea flour) – 1 cup

turmeric – 1/4 teaspoon

coriander powder (dhaniya) -1 teaspoon

Chili powder to taste

¼ cup water

Khatta Veg Recipe METHOD:


Take a mixing bowl and add all the ingredients for the boondi and whisk well with some some water. 

Take a deep frying pan and heat oil for frying.

Sieve the boondi batter through a sieve. Fry the boondi till it is crisp but do not brown.


  • Take a thick pan and heat 4 tablespoons of oil .
  • To this add ½ teaspoon methi seeds, dalchini, moti eilachi and ½ teaspoon of hing (asafetida) and saute.
  • Now add the coriander powder, besan, chilli powder, turmeric, amchur powder, salt altogether and keep stirring.
  • Add 10 cups of water to it and stir very well 
  • Boil it for 15 minutes
  • Now its time to add boondi and boil for 5 minutes.
  • Now turn off the flame and keep it aside. The mixture will thicken.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro.
  • Serve hot with white rice. 

KHATTA Veg gravy recipe is nutritious and delicious. It is a very old and traditional Indian cuisine of Pahari dish.

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