Daal Bati
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Dal Baati -A Rajasthani Delicacy

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Since I am born and brought up in rajasthan, I am a great fan of rajasthani cuisine, specially  Dal Baati and it is my husband’s favourite too. He developed the taste after we got married and I often used to make this rajasthani delicacy for parties to impress my friends.

I got this recipe from one of my rajasthani friend, many many thanks to her. Although, traditionally bati is prepared in a ‘chulah’ or fire oven. I cook bati in an oven as a fire oven is a bit impractical because of all the moving. Though, the flavor of bati is actually enhance when cooked in fire oven. However, I find the oven recipe more practical and realistic as it can be found easily in many households.

Bati is best served with dal, gatte ki sabji and choorma. Traditionally, Ghee makes an important role in the dal baati recipe. It enhances the flavour and taste. lastly, the dal recipe for this dish is called Panchmel Dal . It is a combination of five lentils like urad dal, chana dal and mung dal, masoor daal and arhar daal.

Furthermost, few important tips and suggestions for making Dal Baati . Firstly, to prepare a dough for bati use pure ghee in a generous quantity and make sure a tight and hard dough. This can be achieved by adding a very little water in batches this will make bati very soft. Secondly, use good amount of garlic when tempering a daal this will enhance the taste of daal.

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Dal Baati – A Rajasthani Delicacy

Recipe by MINAL SHARMACourse: MainCuisine: Rajasthani, IndianDifficulty: Medium


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Dal Baati -a traditional dish from the state of Rajasthan in India. Hard wheat balls are baked and then eaten with a spicy mix of lentils.


  • For Panchmel Daal :
  • 1 cup chana dal /split yellow gram

  • ¾ cup urad dal/ black gram split and husk

  • 1/4 cup moong dal

  • 1/4 cup masoor dal

  • 1/2 cup arhar dal

  • 3 onion , chopped finally

  • 2 tomatoes, chopped finally

  • 2 tsp garam masala powder

  • 2 tsp chili powder

  • 1 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1 tbsp ginger- garlic paste

  • 2 green chilies , slit lengthwise

  • 2 tbsp cream

  • 4 tbsp ghee/ clarified butter

  • 1 cup coriander leaves chopped finely

  • For Bati Dough:
  • 5 cup whole wheat flour , sieved

  • 1 cup ghee/clarify butter melted

  • 1 tbsp curd


  • For Panchmel Dal:
  • Pressure cook arhar,masoor,urad,moong and chana dal with salt and turmeric powder till it become soft.
  • Heat 4 tbsp ghee add cumin seeds, whole red chilli, asafoetida stir and add onion, ginger garlic paste stir well till it turn golden brown and add chopped tomatoes.
  • Add red chilli powder, coriander powder and garam masala mix well till oil separates add cooked daal in it, simmer till well blended . Gravy should be thick, add cream and serve with bati .
  • cream is optional. garnish with coriander and serve with Baati.
  • For Baati :
  • Knead a dough with flour, ghee, salt and  water .
  • Roll into lemon sized ball .
  • Cover and keep for an hour.
  • Grill these balls in preheated oven at 250°c till it turn brown from outside , do not over grill .
  • Crumbled  bati and pour good amount of ghee on it and serve hot with dal , gatte ki sabji and lehsan ki chutney.

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  • firstly, adding ghee to bati is very important, else bati may end up hard.
  • you can cook bati in oven / cooker or even tandoor.
  • you can serve panchmel dal for better combination. dal bati churma tastes great when prepared with fresh ghee.

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