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Sunday, April 05, 2009

DAL BATI

DAL BATI
Ingredients for Bati

Whole wheat flour: 2 cups
Semolina (Sooji):1/2 cup
Ghee, melted : ½ cup
Jeera:1/2 tsp
Ajwin:1/2 tsp
Baking Powder: a pinch
Salt to taste
Water for Kneading

Ingredients for Dal

Arhar dal: 1/2 cup
Chana dal:1/2 cup
Moong Dal: 1 cup
Jeera:1 tsp
Onions, chopped finely : 1cup
Tomatoes, chopped finely : 3/4th cup
Ginger-garlic paste : 1 tsp
Garam Masala powder : 2 tsp
Red Chilly powder : 2 tsp
Turmeric powder : 1 tsp
Green chilies, finally chopped: 2 tsp
Coriander leaves, chopped finely : ½ cup
Ghee : 4 tsp · Oil
Salt to taste

METHOD

  • Knead a soft dough with flour, semolina, ghee, Ajwin, Jeera, baking powder salt and just enough water
  • Roll into lemon-sized balls. Cover and keep for 15 minute.
  • Heat the electronic tandoor for 5 min
  • Now roast these baatis in batches in tandoor till puffed and golden outside and spongy inside for 15-20 min. keep hot.
  • Arrange the baatis on a serving plate break and pour melted ghee on the baatis
  • Soak the three dal for 2 hours seperately. 
  • Take dal in pressure cooker; add water, turmeric powder and salt.
  • Pressures cook the dal till it becomes soft.
  • In a blender take tomato, green chilies, ginger and blend it to a fine puree.
  • Heat 4 tbsp oil. Add Jeera, onions. Brown them.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and tomatoes puree.
  • Fry and add all the masalas, beans salt. Simmer till well blended. The gravy should be thick.
  • Add cooked dal and mix it well and allow it to simmer for few more minutes.
  • Your dal is ready.
  • Garnish it with coriander leaves.
  • Dip hot baatis in the dal while eating