Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Dal Bati Churma

( 3 - 4 serving )
For dal
Split black lentils (urad dal) - 1/4 cup,
Split bengal gram (chana dal) - 2 tbsp,
Split pigeon peas (tur dal) - 1/4 cup,
Split green gram (mung dal) - 1/4 cup,
Onion (finely chopped) - 2/3 cup,
Tomato (finely chopped) - 2/3 cup,
Ginger paste - 1 tsp,
Garlic paste - 1 tsp,
Green chilli (finely chopped) - 1 tsp,
Oil / ghee (clarified butter) - 4 tbsp,
Bay leaf - 1,
Cloves - 2,
Cinnamon - 1,
Star anise - 1,
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp,
Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp,
Sugar - 1 tsp,
Red chilli powder - 1 tsp,
Coriander & cumin powder - 1 tsp,
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp,
Garam masala - 1/4 tsp,
Water - 4 cup,
Coriander seeds - 1/4 tsp,
Salt - to taste,
Lemon juice - 1 tsp,
Coriander leaves - 1/4 cup.

For bati
Wheat flour - 2 cup,
Semolina - 2 tbsp,
Gram flour - 2 tbsp,
Ghee - 4 tbsp (melted),
Salt - to taste,
Sugar - 1/4 tsp,
Carom seeds (ajma) - 1/4 tsp,
Baking soda - 1/4 tsp,
Yogurt / Sour cream - 2 tbsp,
Warm water - 1/2 cup.

For churma recipe, click HERE.


Take split black lentils, split bengal gram, split pigeon peas and split green gram in a bowl.

Wash all the lentils couple of times and soak in water for minimum 10 minutes. In a pressure cooker, heat ghee. Now add all whole spices such as cloves, bay leaf, chilli flakes, star anise and cinnamon.

Add cumin seeds followed by asafoetida, onion, ginger paste, garlic paste and green chilli.

Saute it for a while and add tomato. Let it cook till tomato looks soft and mushy.

Now add red chilli powder, coriander & cumin powder, garam masala, coriander seeds and sugar. Mix well. Add all the soaked lentils along with water.

Mix well. Pressure cook till all lentils gets well cook. Open the lead, add lemon juice and coriander leaves. Mix well.

In a mixing bowl, add wheat flour, semolina, gram flour, salt, carom seeds, baking soda, sour cream and ghee. Mix well.

Now gradually add enough water to form stiff dough. Let it rest covered with a damp cloth for 10 - 15 minutes.

Now divide prepared dough in 9 equal parts.

Roll each part round with help of your palm as per below image.

Now bake in preheated oven at 400 F for 15 minutes.

Remove batis from the oven and flip the side of all the batis for even baking.

Now lower the temperature to 375 F and again bake for 15 to 20 minutes. After total baking for 30-35 minutes, batis are ready to serve.

How to serve
Give bati a gentle crack with your hand. Dip into melted ghee for few seconds and take it out in a plate.

Break bati into pieces and pour dal over it followed by a tbsp of ghee. 
Now mix well and enjoy your meal. 
Onion & tomato salad, butter milk, green chutney and red chutney can be a great accompaniment with.

Adjust amount of lentils and spices as per taste.
Adjust amount of water for desire consistancy of dal.
Sugar can be replaced with jaggery.
Ghee can be replaced with oil in dal making process.

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