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Dal Bati

Dal Baati (दाल बाटी), popular dish comprising dal (lentils) and baati (hard wheat rolls). This dal-baati is then served with rava ladoo, rice, pudina chatani, kari (green mango) chaatni, green salad with excess of onion and fresh buttermilk (chass). This is very popular in Rajasthan.


Cooking Time: 60 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients for Bati:
  • 2 cups wheat flour (atta)
  • 1/2 cup semolina
  • 1 tsp carom seeds
  • 1 tsp powered sugar
  • 2 tsp oil
  • salt to taste
Recipe for Bati:
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a large plate.
  2. Add water in little quantity to make a tight dough. Keep the dough for 20 minutes.
  3. Take the kneaded mixture on your palm and make a round shape ball and press it in the center. If you want you can stuff paneer, potato or peas in bati. Likewise prepare all the baatis.
  4. Preheat oven to 350F or use grill of gas oven to cook the bati on low medium flame. If you are using gas oven, rotate the sides in every 3-4 minutes.Cook till brown color or given several cracks.
  5. If you are using oven, preheat the oven to 350F. You can cook the baatis by keeping them on silver foil or on the grills itself.  Cook till brown color or given several cracks.
  6. Once done, take the remove baatis from oven and dip them in ghee.
  7. Serve hot bati with dal. 
 Ingredients for Dal:
  • 1/2 tsp mustard
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp hing powder
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 4 green chillies, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 cup Tur Dal, pressure cooked
  • 1 tsp coriander leaves, washed and chopped
  • salt to taste
Recipe for Dal:
  1. Add 1 tsp ghee in frying pan on medium heat.
  2. Add mustard, cumin seeds and chopped onion. Fry for few minutes.
  3. Now add green chillies and chopped garlic.
  4. Let the mixture cook for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Now add little red chilly powder and more green chillies to make it more spicy.
  6. Once onion turned golden, add turmeric and hing powder. Mix well.
  7. Now add tomatoes and 1/4 cup water to cook tomatoes.
  8. Cover the pan and let this cook for 2-3 minutes.
  9. Once tomatoes are cooked, add dal, salt and some more water.
  10. Boil dal for 4-5 minutes.  
  11. Garnish dal with chopped coriander leaves.

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