Monday, August 12, 2013

Daal Baati


BM # 31 Week 2 Day 3

Daal Batti is a perfect main course from Rajasthani Cuisine This is a dish which is a very traditional one and enjoyed in winters. The Baati 's are small round balls of wheat flour ,baked in charcoal and then immersed in clarified butter/ ghee. After they have absorbed the ghee they are removed and served with a daal. The combination is with Choorma, which is a sweet made from wheat flour. Lassan ki chutney or garlic chutney is kind of must.This completes the meal.I did not make the Choorma, as no one is very fond of sweets. I made a stuffed Baati along with daal and lassan ki chutney.I did not immerse all the baatis in ghee as the family is very health conscious, but at the same time does want to enjoy these dishes.


Daal
1 cup split green gram ( chilke wali moong daal )
1/2 cup Urad daal
1/2cup Bengal gram ( chane ki daal )
Wash and soak the deals for 20 minutes.
Boil with salt and turmeric powder.

Tempering
2 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
5 cloves , coarsely ground
5 green chillies, crushed
1 tsp cumin seed
Pinch asafoetida
1/2 tsp red chilly powder
Heat ghee .
Add cumin seed and asafoetida.
Add rest of the spices and temper the daal.
Drizzle some lemon juice.


Baati
4 cups coarsely milled wheat flour 
2 cups wheat flour
1 cup ghee
Salt to taste.
Mix the flours.
Add warm ghee.
Rub with hands.
Knead to a medium to hard dough.
The dough should be on the harder side, but not very hard too, it should be pliable.
Make round balls, flatten them a little .
Place the stuffing and remake the ball by sealing it.
While placing them to bake make sure to place the seal side down.
Bake in the oven turning in between a few times for even roasting.
Bake at 200 deg for 15 - 20 minutes, or till golden.
Remove and dip them in hot ghee for at least 10 - 15 minutes.




Stuffing
2 -4 boiled, peeled and mashed potatoes.
1/2 tsp black pepper powder
1/2 tsp dry mango powder
2-3 green chilly , crushed
Salt to taste.
Mix all spices with the boiled mashed potatoes.


Normally the baati's are made without the stuffing, but ever since I have had the stuffed ones, I make these only .This is a recipe which has been shared by my son's friend's mom.They are from Rajasthan and make one of the the best Daal Baati's .


The lassan ki chutney is available at all grocery stores , but this time I hand pounded the chutney.You could use your mixxie though. 






This post also goes to Weekend Cooking where Valli and Champa join me every Monday.

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13 comments:

  1. I have seen these in TV soaps. They look awesome. I am surprised that the dal has urad in it too.

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  2. So delicious Vaishali! I made dal baati for my Rajasthani Platter as well. Really enjoyed making them. Your presentation rocks as always :)

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  3. delicious platter dear and this becomes my most fav now.happy to follow you

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  4. omg ! i want to have daal baati right now , looks so scrumptious . you have done a great job.

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  5. Oh you didn't do the ICC with us?..I love this combo...looks heavenly!

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  6. Baati and daal with the lassan chutney looks absolutely delicious...

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  7. The platter looks delicious and inviting.

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  8. Oh my.. that is such a yummy Rajasthani spread.. Everything looks AWESOME.. I'm going to invite myself over to enjoy this treat :-)

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  9. All the items you have showed in the pics looks awesome...

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  10. Made this for ICC and we thoroughly enjoyed this combo!!

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  11. Looks very tempting Vaishali...from now on for our sunday special, will be trying out all the bookmarked recipes and one of them is this:-)

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  12. Looks very tempting Vaishali...from now on for our sunday special, will be trying out all the bookmarked recipes and one of them is this:-)

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