Daal Baati

Type:   Main Course
Daal Baati

Dalabi (Daal-Batti) is preferred in Rajasthan, the same is preferred in the name of Dal Bafla in Indore-Nimar region. It is a favourite dish prefered on holidays.  

Dal is prepared using tuvaar dal, chana dal, mung dal etc. The pulses or lentils are cooked together after being soaked in water for a few hours. First, a small amount of vegetable oil is heated in a frying pan and then the seasoning mustard and cumin seeds is added into the hot oil. Then green chilli, garlic and some spices including hing, red chilli, haldi, coriander, ginger are added. There may be a sweet and sour version of dal in some regions. Finally, the boiled daal is added and cooked.

Baati is a hard bread made up of wheat flour commonly known as aata. Wheat flour is kneaded with little bit of salt, dahi (yogurt) and water. small ball shaped of this dough are cooked in a well-heated traditional oven. When the baati becomes golden brown in colour, it is greased with ghee and is then served with dal, rava ladoo, rice, pudina chutney, kairi (raw mango) chutney, green salad with lots of onion, and fresh buttermilk.