Friday, June 3, 2011

Marvari Dal Bati

reposting for the event flavour of rajasthan
Dal Bati Churma goes back a long way. “Being a desert state, the people of Rajasthan used to make food that could be preserved for longer periods of time. In many foods, ghee is used as a preservative as it is used in Dal Bati Churma. People also had to cover large distances and so it became important to make a meal that was strengthening and sustaining at the same time,”
A meal in itself, Dal Bati Churma has good proportions of protein (dal), carbohydrate (wheat and vegetables) and fats. It is also similar to litti, a Bihari dish.


Wheat flour - 2 cups

Ghee - 4 tbsp

Toor Dal - 1/2 cup

Urad Dal - 1/2 cup

Chana Dal - 1/4 cup
Moong (yellow) - 1/4 cup
Masoor dal (Red Dal) - 1/4 cup

onion - 2 medium, chopped

Tamato - 2, chopped

Ginger - 1 inch peice, finely chopped
Fennel seeds - 2 tbsp

Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

Red Chilly Powder - 1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp

Garam masala - 1/4 tsp

Salt to taste

Cooking Oil for frying

Method for Bati

Mix 2 tbsp ghee, salt and fennel seeds in wheat flour and knead it to a soft dough. Make small balls.

Bati Balls

Boil water in a deep pan and put the balls into the water. After 15 - 2- minutes, when bati balls are cooked, strain water and keep it aside for cooling. Cut bati into two halves. It will look like this:

Bati boiled and cut

After it cools down, deep fry bati peices in oil till golden brown. Bati is ready.

Bati after frying

Method for Dal


Soak all pulses for 1 hour in water and pressure cook it till it is done (approx. 10 - 15 minutes). Heat ghee in a pan and add cumin seeds. When it crackles, add onion. After 5 minutes, add ginger, tomato, red chilly powder and fry till ghee is separated. Mix with dal and stir well. Add garam masala in the end.

Dip bati in hot ghee before serving.

Bati dipped in ghee

Dal Bati is now ready to eat... Serve it hot and enjoy. This can be enjoyed as a meal or side dish.

Dal Bati.... Yummy

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  1. I love daal bati..this is looking mouthwatering:)
    thanx a lot for sharing Santoshji!!

  2. this is a new dish to me..looks yummy...

  3. wow i was searching for this authentic dish ...yummy ...dal bati looks super delicious ...thanks for sharing dear


  4. One of my favourite dish! I must make it again :-) Yumm!!!!

  5. I simply love this traditional dish....Thanks for sharing ...looks delicious
    Hamaree Rasoi

  6. HI
    I love this one!! It looks delicious. Thanks for sharing it.
    Bookmarked for my collection.

  7. I love the daal bati and loved the baked version. I must try the fried version sometime.

  8. This is so new to me!!! Bookmarking it!!! thanks for sending it to CMT!!!!

  9. New to me but looks inviting and yummy!

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  11. delicious dal baati! the whole platter looks very inviting!

  12. Looks inviting and tempting. A very traditional dish. Luv it.

  13. Wonderful dish. Looks fabulous and mouth watering.

  14. Never made fried bati.. will try soon
    followed u dear :