My neighbours are Marwadis. Once, they gave this delicious dish of dal bati, and I went gaga over it. Since then, every time they have given me this dish or the 'thick wheat roti', another famous delicacy of Rajasthan, I shamelessly take the plate. There is simply no shame or awkwardness while taking it. I thoroughly enjoy these two recipes.
To add to it, on our SYBMM trip to Udaipur, they kept dal bati as the dinner on one of the nights. That was the time when my love for such thick wheat-floured recipes increased. In spite of having a bad stomach that night, I still managed to eat a handsome amount of the dish.
While surfing on Pinterest* the other day, I came across this recipe, and my happiness knew no bounds. Finally, today for a late lunch, I cooked it, and gave three batis to my neighbours to taste and give their reviews and suggestions. (Don't worry; I've added the suggestions in the recipe.)
- Toor Dal - 3 tbsp
- Chana Dal - 3 tbsp
- Moong Dal - 3 tbsp
- Udid Dal - 2 tbsp
- Turmeric- 1/4tsp
- Jeera - 1tsp
- Hing - 1/8 tsp
- Onion Finely Chopped - 1
- Tomato Finely Chopped - 2
- Ginger Paste- 1 tsp
- Chilli Powder- 1 tsp
- Garam Masala- 1/2 tsp
- Dried Mango Powder - 1tsp
- Ghee - 2tbsp
- Coriander Leaves
- Whole Wheat Flour - 4 cups
- Rava - 1 cup
- Ova - 2 tsp
- Baking Powder - 1/4 tsp
- Ghee - 4 tbsp
Special Utensils Required:
- Baking Tray
1. Mix all the four dals and wash them.
2. After washing thoroughly, add 4 cups of water, turmeric, and salt in the cooker vessel, and put the washed dals inside the cooker.
3. Boil the dals up to 3 whistles or for 15 minutes.
4. While it is being cooked, chop tomatoes and onions.
5. In a bowl, add flour, rava, ghee, baking powder, ova, and salt. Knead it with water. Make the dough a little tight. Keep aside for 15 minutes.
6. For the dal, put a vessel on medium flame. Put ghee, jeera, and hing. Let the jeera crackle.
7. Add ginger-paste. Add onions; saute them until they turn brownish white.
8. Add tomatoes. Stir.
9. Add chilli powder and dried mango powder. Stir.
10. Add dal. Stir. Taste to know if anything is missing.
11. While turning off the gas, add garam masala. Stir.
12. Garnish with coriander leaves.
13. Now coming back to the bati, make small circles and make a hole in them (like in the picture).
14. Preheat the oven on 350 degrees.
15. Grease the batis from up and down and keep them on a baking tray.
16. After the preheat process is over, keep the tray inside. Microwave for 25 minutes.
17. Turn the batis upside down in between the baking process.
18. You might need to bake them for some more time.
Add ghee to the dal and batis, and viola! Just enjoy this delicious dish.
[*Rashi Chourasia. (). Dal Bati. Available: http://www.foodiesbylanes.com/2014/02/dal-bati-recipe.html. Last accessed 12-06-2015.]