Dal Baati Churma

Rajasthani cuisine has a lot of flavor.
This cuisine has a huge dependency on lentils,ghee,yogurt and spices.

Dal Baati Churma,Mirchi bada,Pyaaz ki kachori,Gatte ki kadhi.The list is endless.

In the olden days,vegetables, water and fruits were scarce. Rajasthan is primarily Thar desert and has less vegetation.Thus, recipes involves using less veggies and water.

Dal Bati Choorma is a special dish for a Sunday brunch.We serve baati or roasted dough balls along with dal and chuurma.Panchmel dal or Panchratna dal is a combination of 5 lentils.This Dal has a great flavor due to varied textures.Churma is a sweet coarse powder of few dough balls.It is also similar to Dal Bafla in MP and Litti chokha or Bihar.

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Dal Baati Churma
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Dal Baati Churma

Ingredients

    For baati
  • 4 cup wholewheat flour/aata
  • 1 cup Semolina/Sooji
  • 1/2 cup Clarified butter/ghee
  • 1 tsp Carom seeds/ajwain
  • 1/4 tsp Baking soda
  • Salt, as per taste
    For churma
  • Use 2 bati made from above mixture.
  • 2-3 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp ghee
    For dal
  • 1/4 cup lentil each(urad,tuvar,masur,mung,channa)
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Pinch of heeng or asafoetida
  • 1 onion large chopped
  • 1 tbsp ginger- garlic chopped
  • 2-3 green chillies
  • 2 large tomatoes chopped
  • Salt as per taste

Instructions

    For baati
  1. Knead the dough with warm water and a little stiff consistency.
  2. Keep it covered for 30 mins.
  3. Divide the dough in 18-20 portions of round balls.
  4. Cook baati on a grill until cracks appear and all sides looked cooked.
  5. In an oven, it would take 15-20 minutes at 180 degree C.
  6. Once the baati is cooked, break it into pieces.Add few spoonfuls of ghee.
  7. Serve it with mixed dal.
    For the dal(brief steps)
  1. Pressure cook your choice of dal/lentils with spices and salt.Keep it aside.
  2. In a pan,heat oil,add ginger-garlic and chillies.
  3. Add onions and salt.Cook till rawness disappears.
  4. Now add chopped tomatoes and cook until they soften.
  5. Add boiled dal to this mix.
  6. Garnish with coriander. Serve hot
    For choorma (quick option)
  1. Use the above bati(2 bati).
  2. Break into small pieces.Add 2-3 tsp. of sugar and 2 tsp. of ghee.
  3. Process in a food processor.
  4. Serve on room temperature.
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