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Dal Baati

Pavani
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine rajasthani
Servings 4 serving

Ingredients
  

For the Baatis:

  • 1 cup Atta (Wheat flour)
  • ¼ cup Rava (Sooji/ Semolina)
  • 2 tbsp Besan (Chickpea flour)
  • ¼ tsp Baking soda
  • ½ cup Yogurt - , well beaten
  • 2 tbsp for the dough & 2tbsp Ghee (Clarified butter) - for brushing on the baatis
  • a pinch Turmeric (Haldi)
  • 1 tsp Ajwain
  • to taste Salt

For Panchmel Dal:

  • 2 tbsps Moong dal Split
  • 2 tbsps moong dal Green (whole) (I used split green )
  • 2 tbsps Toor dal
  • 2 tbsps Masoor dal
  • 2 tbsps Chana dal
  • 4 chilies Green - slit
  • 1 Ginger " - finely grated
  • 2 Bay leaves - fresh or dry
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp chili powder Red
  • to taste Salt
  • Cilantro (Coriander leaves) - for garnish

Instructions
 

  • To make Baatis: Mix all the ingredients together. Make a stiff dough by slowly adding lukewarm water. Cover with a damp towel and set aside for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  • Divide the dough into equal size balls, I was able to get 8 lemon size balls with the quantities given. Roll them into smooth balls.
  • Place them on the prepared baking sheet. Brush the baatis with the remaining melted ghee.
  • Bake for 35-45 minutes or until golden brown. Remove and serve with the melted ghee and Panchmel dal.
  • To make Panchmel Dal: Optional step: Soak the 5 dals for 1 hour. I did this to make the cooking part faster.
  • Pressure cook the dals until very tender and mushy.
  • Heat 1tbsp ghee in a small saucepan, add cumin seeds and bay leaves. Once the seeds start to turn golden add green chilies and ginger. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until ginger is fragrant, take the pan off the heat and add hing and red chili powder. The residual heat is enough to cook the dry masalas.
  • Pour the tempering over the cooked dal. Mix well and serve with baatis or plain steamed rice.
  • To Serve: Break the baatis into smaller pieces, pour a spoonful of ghee and some dal on it. Top this off with Churma (recipe coming up) and ENJOY!!!

Notes

Lets check out what my fellow Marathoners have cooked up for Day 1 of BM# 12.