Dal Bati Recipe

Saturday, July 02, 2016

           Dal baati is a traditional Rajasthani treat. Rajasthan cooking in general has its own unique flavours where the simplest and the most basic of ingredients go into the preparations of delicious dishes.If u have ever been to Rajasthan in the winter months,you will know that this is a wonderful way to warm yourself up on a cold day.There are so many ways of making Dal baati and everyone has their own tips and tricks,you can try any of them.I have came up with this recipe,its easy and not that difficult.In this modern times we all have forgotten our traditional dishes,only pizza,pasta,street food and all are known by our kids.So i decided to make dal baati for my Son a really  healthy food.
Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Preparation Time:1hr soaking time
Cooking time:45min
Makes 10 batis 
Ingredients   For dal-Toor dal-1/4cup
                                 Urad dal-1/4cup
                                  Channa dal-1/4cup
                                  Green chilli-2
                                  Ginger-1inch piece
                                  Garam masala-1/2tsp
                                  Red chilli powder-1tsp
                                  Dhaniya powder-1tsp
                                  Coriander leaves chopped-3tblsp
                                   Salt-as needed
                   To temper-Ghee-2tblsp
                                    Asafoetida powder-1/4tsp
                  For Batti-Atta/wheat flour-1cup
                                   Salt-As needed                                                                                                                               
                                                    METHOD FOR PREPARING DAL
1-For making dal,soak dals together for minimum 1 hour. Pressure cook with 2 cups of water for3-4 whistles  on medium flame.
2-Grind chopped tomatoes,peeled and chopped ginger ang green chilliesto make a puree.
3-Heat kadai with ghee in medium flame and add jeera, followed by asafoetida.Add dhaniya powder and turmeric on low flame.
4-Add ghee in a pan,than put tomato puree and mix well.Add chilli powder,garam masala and salt.Fry for 2 minutes or until ghee floats on top.
5-Add mashed dal and water to adjust the consistency.Let it boil for 2minutes.until it reaches the desired consistency.Add coriander leaves and switch off the flame.  

                                             METHOD FOR PREPARING BAATI  
1-For baati,in a bowl mix flour,semolina,salt,ajwain and ghee .Add water little by little and make a very stiff dough.It should not b smooth and should not have cracks.
2-Heat a heavy bottomed pan.
3-Place a strainer inside it.
4-Arrange baatis on the strainer
5-Cover the lid and maintain the heat at medium low flame.  
6-After 15 minutes open the lid and turn the baatis with a spoon.
7-Keep turning after every 10minutes.
8-Baatis will turn brown and cracks will be there all over the baatis after 30 to 35 minutes.
9-If u want to check weather the baati is cooked or not open up a baati and it will be all cooked inside.If the dough is still gooey on the inside it means baati is not cooked,than cook it for more 10 minutes.
10-Drizzle ghee over it and enjoy with dal by making a churma out of baati than put it in dal or which ever way is suitable.  


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  1. Thanks for sharing receipt.
    Iade it according to your method and everyone at my place just enjoyed eating it.