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Dal-Bati Recipe

Dal-Bati is a popular Indian Side-Dish
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On :
Friday, 21 July, 2017
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Side-Dish Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Stewed Recipe
Difficulty :
Medium
Servings :
Serves 4
RATINGs :
Rated 5 based on 100 votes
5

Ingredients

  • To make bati:
  • 2 cups - slightly coarse Wheat flour
  • 3 tbsp - Ghee
  • 1 tsp - ajwain seeds (oregano)
  • 1 tsp - Jeera (cumin seeds)
  • 1/2 tsp - Sugar
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup - water
  • To make dal :
  • 1 cup - Toor Dal
  • 1 tbsp - coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 - medium sized tomato, finely chopped
  • 8-10 - Curry leaves
  • 3-4 - Green chillies split in between
  • 1/2 inch piece Ginger crushed
  • 1 tsp - Red Chilli powder
  • 1 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp - Dhania powder
  • 1/2 tsp - mustard and Cumin seeds
  • 2 pinches - asafetida
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 - tbsp Ghee
  • 3-4 - cups water
  • How to Make Dal-Bati:

    1. For the bati:
    2. Mix all ingredients (using just 1 tbsp ghee) and make a stiff dough. Cover and keep for an hour.
    3. Knead till smooth and round.
    4. Make small balls from dough- say of the size of tennis balls.
    5. Place these balls in the oven for 8-10 minutes to bake halfway.
    6. Remove from oven, take a kadai, pour the remaining 2 tbsps ghee.
    7. Add the half-baked batis and cover.
    8. Keep flame low and cook for 8-10 minutes, in between change the sides of batis, till light brown in colour.
    9. For the dal:
    10. Wash and pressure cook dal in 2 cups of water.
    11. Cool, beat dal with a whipper, after adding some more water, and keep aside.
    12. Heat ghee in a saucepan and add the seeds.
    13. Also add crushed ginger, curry leaves, green chillies, chopped tomato, asafoetida and stir for a minute.
    14. Now add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, dhania powder and some water.
    15. Allow to cook for 2-3 minutes, add salt.
    16. Add beaten dal. Check taste for salt and spiciness.
    17. Garnish with chopped coriander. Serve batis with the dal.




     

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