Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Dal Bati Churma

This is my 2nd post under Traditional food for BM#27. There are so many Indian cuisine that I have not tried out yet. I thought this is the right time to try out various traditional recipes & cuisines across India. Rajasthani Cuisine has some very unique flavours & recipes which are very different from the south Indian ones. I have a very good Rajasthani friend in Bangalore. I have tasted some of  the Rajasthani dishes at her place some 8 years ago. I had Dal Bati Choorma at her place for the first time & I loved it. The second time I tried was at a restaurant & just hated it:( Now finally I have made them at home & they taste extremly good. I never thought that they were so simple & easy to make.

Just now we had our dinner & my hubby loved this dish. I was not sure if he would like it, as he is not very adventurous like me in food. He loved it so much that the Batis are over:). So this is defenitely a dish to make more often. (Well, may be without the ghee. )Traditional the Batis are made in traditional tandoor or on the stove top. I have baked these & they turned out perfect. This is how I made them.

Serves: 3
Making time: 30 - 45 mins

For Bati
  • 2 cups Wheat Flour
  • 1/2 cup semolina
  • 1 tspn salt
  • 2 Tbsp ghee (Clarified butter)
  • 1/4 tspn Ajwain
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 2 Tbsp of Ghee for garnishing (You can use more also)
  1. In a bowl mix all the above ingredients to a soft non sticky dough expect the extra ghee for garnishing. This will take around 3 to 5 mins.
  2. Divide them into 8 portions & make small balls out of this dough.
  3. Now bake these in a preheated oven at high temperature for about 15- 20 mins.
  4. Remove the Batis from the oven & pour ghee on top of each one of them. (You can also dip them in a bowl of ghee)
Ingredients for Dal
  • 1/2 cup yellow Moong Dal (Yellow Lentils)
  • 1/2 cup red masoor dal (Red Lentils)
  • 1 tspn ginger
  • 1 Tbspn Ghee
  • 1 tspn red chili powder
  • 1/2 tspn turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tspn garam masala powder
  • 1/2 tspn amchoor powder (Dry mango powder)
  • 1 small onions chopped
  • 1 tbspn Cumin seeds
  • Handful of Coriander leaves for garnish
  • Salt as per taste
  1. Pressure cook both the dal with 4 cups of water until 3 whistles or cooked well
  2. In a Pan add ghee, fry cumin seeds, onion for about 2 to 3 mins. Until the onions are translucent
  3. Now add in turmeric powder & chili powder & saute for a minute.
  4. Add in the pressure cooked dal along with the stock to this mixture.
  5. Add  in amchur powder & salt as per taste.
  6. Boil this dal for about 2 to 3 minutes & turn of the flame.
  7. Garnish the dal with coriander leaves.
Ingredients for Choorma
  • 6 Batis
  • 4 tbspn of white jaggery powder
  • 2 - 4 tbsp of ghee
  1. In a bowl crush the Batis like bread crumbs. If not break the Batis into small pieces & grind this in a mixie until its coarsely powdered.
  2. Now add in jaggery & 2 tbsp or more ghee into it. Mix well & its ready to eat.
  • Traditionally the Batis are soaked or dipped in ghee, But i have added very little in my recipe.
  • You can replace jaggery with sugar if you want
  • Have this hot to enjoy the crispness
  • Use best quality ghee to enjoy the flavours.
  • You need to have the Batis with Dal. You can either soak them in Dal or just pour Dal on top of the Bati.
  • You can also have churma with Dal or eat them just like that like a dessert.

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  1. Looks super yummy! :)

  2. Do try to get your hands on some coarse wheat flour for the baati next time. Adds a lovely dimension to the baati :)

  3. I like the baatis dipped in ghee..this was on my list, but I guess I shall wait for winters to work on this!good job!!

  4. I cooked this wonderful traditional dish before a month, especially churma is my favourite now.

  5. First time on your space and happy to follow you .......... I will be more happy if you visit me back.........

  6. wonder the rajasthani connection this week, but this is my favorite too, especially the churma

  7. Wow! I always that bati has to made in a traditional oven. This is awesoem.

  8. Very well done, when I had made this recently everybody at home enjoyed it..picture looks so good..

  9. super delicious and tempting dal bhati churma...nice clicks too....

  10. Good one. We all loved it when I made it a few weeks back.

  11. Another Rajasthani recipe. Love to learn these authentic foods.

  12. Low the presentation. Everything looks delicious,that must have been a fillingmeal.

  13. A scrumptious meal I guess. :) Love everything presented there.


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