Dal Baati Recipe: How To Make Dal Baati At Home

By: Sowmya Subramanian
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Dal baati recipe is a popular dish of the Rajasthani cuisine and their thali or full meals is incomplete without having the famous dal baati recipe by the side. The dal is made with mixed lentils and is of a soupy consistency, and the baatis are flaky breads baked in the oven or tandoor.

The dal baati recipe is served along with churma, rotis and garlic chutney. The spicy dal with a crunchy bite of the baati along with the sweet churma is truly a treat for the eyes and the stomach.

If you want to know how to make the churma, please read this post on how to make churma.

Rajasthani dal baati recipe is a tedious process though it does not require exquisite ingredients to prepare the dish. The baati is traditionally baked in a charcoal tandoor that gives it an alluring aroma, wanting you to indulge into the food some more.

To know more on how to make the dal baati recipe in detail, continue reading the article which provides a step by step preparation method along with images and a video.

DAL BAATI RECIPE VIDEO

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DAL BAATI RECIPE | HOW TO MAKE DAL BAATI AT HOME | RAJASTHANI DAL BAATI RECIPE
Dal Baati Recipe | How To Make Dal Baati At Home | Rajasthani Dal Baati Recipe
Prep Time
20 Mins
Cook Time
1 hour
Total Time
1 Hours20 Mins

Recipe By: Meena Bhandari

Recipe Type: Main Course

Serves: 3-4

Ingredients
  • Whole wheat flour (atta) - 1½ small bowl
    Salt to taste
    Carom seeds (ajwain) - 1½ tsp
    Fresh heavy cream (malai) - ½ small bowl
    Water - 4 cups
    Split green gram (split green moong dal) - 1 small bowl
    Bengal gram (chana dal) - ½ small bowl
    Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
    Ghee - 2 tbsp
    Asafoetida (hing) - a pinch
    Cumin seeds (jeera) - 1 tsp
    Garlic paste - 1 tsp
    Ginger paste - 1 tsp
    Red chilli powder - 2 tsp

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How to Prepare
  • 1. Pour whole wheat flour in a medium-sized bowl and add salt, carom seeds and cream to it and mix well.
    2. Add ½ a cup of water and knead it into a firm dough.
    3. Divide the dough into 5-7 portions and shape them into even-sized flat rounds.
    4. Preheat the oven at 165°C for about 2 minutes and place the baatis in the oven for 10-15 minutes.
    5. Meanwhile, add the split green gram and bengal gram to the cooker and add 3 cups of water to it. Add turmeric and salt, and pressure cook the lentils for upto 3 whistles and allow it to cool.
    6. Take the baatis off the oven, flip them over and bake them for another 10-15 minutes.
    7. Once the cooker has cooled down, open the cooker, pour ½ a glass of water and blend it.
    8. Pour 1 tbsp of ghee to a heated pan and add asafoetida, cumin seeds, garlic and ginger paste and red chilli powder, and stir well.
    9. Add the cooked lentils immediately and close the pan with a lid. Allow it to cook for about 10-15 minutes.
    10. Drizzle ghee on the dal at the end and serve it with the freshly baked baatis.

Instructions
  • 1. You can add ghee instead of cream to make the dough for the baatis.
  • 2. The baatis can be cooked in a charcoal tandoor or a gas tandoor, which gives it a different flavour.
  • 3. Wash and rinse the lentils before cooking them. 4. The battis have to be smashed a little while serving with the dal.
  • 5. The dal baati goes well with the churma and garlic chutney along with roti or rice.
Nutritional Information
  • Serving Size - 1 bowl
  • Calories - 258
  • Fat - 12 g
  • Protein - 9 g
  • Carbohydrates - 30 g
  • Sugar - 0 g

STEP BY STEP - HOW TO MAKE DAL BAATI

1. Pour whole wheat flour in a medium-sized bowl and add salt, carom seeds and cream to it and mix well.

dal baati recipe
dal baati recipe
dal baati recipe
dal baati recipe
dal baati recipe

2. Add ½ a cup of water and knead it into a firm dough.

dal baati recipe
dal baati recipe

3. Divide the dough into 5-7 portions and shape them into even-sized flat rounds.

dal baati recipe
dal baati recipe

4. Preheat the oven at 165°C for about 2 minutes and place the baatis in the oven for 10-15 minutes.

dal baati recipe

5. Meanwhile, add the split green gram and bengal gram to the cooker and add 3 cups of water to it. Add turmeric and salt, and pressure cook the lentils for upto 3 whistles and allow it to cool.

dal baati recipe
dal baati recipe
dal baati recipe
dal baati recipe
dal baati recipe
dal baati recipe

6. Take the baatis off the oven, flip them over and bake them for another 10-15 minutes.

dal baati recipe
dal baati recipe

7. Once the cooker has cooled down, open the cooker, pour ½ a glass of water and blend it.

dal baati recipe
dal baati recipe
dal baati recipe

8. Pour 1 tbsp of ghee to a heated pan and add asafoetida, cumin seeds, garlic and ginger paste and red chilli powder, and stir well.

dal baati recipe
dal baati recipe
dal baati recipe
dal baati recipe
dal baati recipe
dal baati recipe
dal baati recipe
dal baati recipe

9. Add the cooked lentils immediately and close the pan with a lid. Allow it to cook for about 10-15 minutes.

dal baati recipe
dal baati recipe

10. Drizzle ghee on the dal at the end and serve it with the freshly baked baatis.

dal baati recipe
dal baati recipe
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