dal baati recipe

Dal Baati Recipe | How to Make Dal Baati

What is dal baati?

Dal Baati Recipe is an Indian dish comprising of dal (lentils) and baati (hard wheat rolls). Baati is a whole wheat roundel with flavors of clarified butter (ghee), carom seeds (ajwain) and fennel seeds (saunf) cooked, bathed in ghee and served with dal, making a delicious meal. Dal… a combination of dals(lentils)cooked and tempered with spices along with onion, ginger garlic, and tomato.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for Dal Baati Recipe

Baati recipe calls for ghee and lukewarm milk. I would always use water to knead the dough for baati. But ever since I used milk to make the dough for Aloo Frankie, I was happy with the texture I got. So I decided to try using milk for baati also and it did wonders. I flavored the baatis with ajwain, saunf, and sabut dhaniya.

Dals… I have used a chana, black urad, moong, and masoor dals. And dal combination might vary as per your choice. I don’t add arhar dal because I don’t like it. But you may add that too. In this Dal Baati Recipe, I have tempered the dal with onion, ginger, garlic, and tomatoes. You can omit the onion garlic. Easily customize the tempering as per your choice keeping it limited to some simple spices.

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How to make dal

1. Pressure cook the soaked dals with 3 cups of water, salt to taste and 1/2 tsp turmeric powder for 10 minutes on low flame after the first whistle. The lentils should be soft.

dal baati recipe

2. Prepare 1st tempering. For that heat 2 tbsp ghee and add 1 tsp jeera and a good pinch of heeng.

dal baati recipe

3. Once it splutters, add 2 chopped onions. Cook till they become golden brown.

dal baati recipe

4. Add 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste. Cook till the raw smell goes away. It will take a minute.

dal baati recipe

5. Add 2 pureed tomatoes. Cook till the oil oozes out.

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6. Add 1 tsp red chili powder, 2 tsp kasuri methi and cook for a couple of minutes.

dal baati recipe

7. Add the tempering to the cooked dal.

dal baati recipe

8. Prepare second tempering. For that heat 1 tbsp ghee. Add 2 sabut lal mirchi. Let it crackle.

dal baati recipe

9. Pour over the dal.

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10. Bon appétit.

dal baati recipe

How to make baati

1. In a large bowl or plate, take 3.5 cups whole wheat flour. Add 1/2 cup sooji, salt to taste, 1 tsp ajwain, 1/2 tsp saunf and 1/2 tsp sabut dhaniya

dal baati recipe

2. Add 1 cup melted ghee. Mix well.

dal baati recipe

3. Use lukewarm milk to prepare the dough.

dal baati recipe

4. Prepare semi-soft dough.

dal baati recipe

5. Let the dough rest for 10-15 minutes.

dal baati recipe

6. Pre-heat the tandoor or oven.

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7. After 10-15 minutes, divide the dough into 16 portions.

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8. Roll them into balls.

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9. Make a thumb impression.

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10. Place the baatis in the pre-heated tandoor/oven.

dal baati recipe

11. If making the baatis in an oven, make them at 200⁰C for 10 minutes each both the sides. If making in a tandoor cook on low flame till there are spots and the baatis look cooked.

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12. Flip them twice/thrice.

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13. Bon appétit

dal baati recipe

Nutrients

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 4
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 4 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Trans Fat 4g
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 4g
Protein 4g 8%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

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