Rajasthani Dal Bati Churma



For Bati:

1 1/2 cup wheat flour

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp baking powder

2 tbsp ghee

Water to knead

For Churma:

3 bati

2 tbsp ghee

3 tbsp powdered sugar

2 tbsp cashew and almond, chopped

1/4 tsp cardamom powder

For Dal:

1/2 cup green moong dal, split

1/4 cup masoor dal

1/4 cup chana dal

3 cup water

3 tsp ghee

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 tsp cumin seeds

A pinch of asafoetida

1/2 onion, finely chopped

1 tsp ginger-garlic paste

1 green chilli, finely chopped

1 tomato, finely chopped

1/4 tsp turmeric powder

1/2 tsp red chilli powder

1/4 tsp garam masala

1 tsp salt

1 cup water

2 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped


To make bati:

1. Firstly, in a large bowl, take wheat flour, salt, baking powder and ghee. Mix them well to get a crumbly texture. Now, add water as required and knead to a slightly stiff dough. Keep it aside for 30 mins. 

2. After 30 mins, pinch a small ball sized dough and roll it. Roll the remaining dough in the same manner and keep aside. 

3. Now, heat appe pan on low flame with a few drops of ghee. Place the rolled bati in each mould. Cover and cook on low flame for 10-15 mins. Flip over and cook the other side too for 10-15 mins. 

4. You can see that the bati is cooked from all sides and also from inside. Soak the bati in ghee for 10-15 mins to make it soft from inside. The bati is ready. 

To make churma:

1. Firstly, take 3 prepared bati and break them in a grinder. Grind them to a coarse powder. 

2. Now, heat a pan with 2 tbsp of ghee. Roast the powdered bati on low flame for 5-7 mins or till it turns golden and aromatic. 

3. Cool the mixture completely. Further add in the powdered sugar, chopped cashews and almonds and cardamom powder. Give them a good mix. The churma is ready. 

To make dal:

1. Firstly, in a pressure cooker, take green moong dal, masoor dal and chana dal. Further add a pinch of salt, turmeric powder and water to it. Pressure cook the dal for 4 whistles. 

2. Now, in a large kadai, heat 2 tsp ghee and splutter mustard seeds, cumin seeds and asafoetida. Further add the finely chopped onions, ginger-garlic paste and chopped green chilli. Saute them well. 

3. Now, add the finely chopped tomato and saute well. Further add in turmeric powder, red chilli powder, garam masala and salt. Saute them well on low flame. 

4. Next, add in the cooked dal along with a cup of water. Mix them well. Simmer and boil for 5-10 mins or till the dal absorbs the masala. Lastly, add in the chopped coriander leaves and mix them well. 

5. Finally, serve Rajasthani dal bati churma with green chilli.