Khandeshi Specials:Dal Baati/Dal Baafla(without oven or tandoor)

Khandeshi Specials:Dal Baati/Dal Baafla(without oven or tandoor)

By Harshada
  • Serves: 8 - 10
  • Prep Time: 60 Minute
  • Cooking: 45 Minute
  • Calories:




Khamba Ghadi!! Yes, we are in the  Desert Kingdom ,Camels,Forts and Maharajas and Kings …Rajasthan ( Rajas- Kings , sthan- Place). A place rich in culture and heritage! A perfect reflection of India! We bring you a classic staple , enjoyed by all class of population , be it the peasant farmers or the royalty! Dal Baati….sometimes called Dal Baafla ( in Madhya Pradesh), only difference being , baati are chunks of unleavened whole wheat bread roasted , whereas Bafla’s are bolied before being roasted.The baflas can also be brushed with ghee and airfried in an airfryer.

 

Ingredients

Directions

  1. For the Baati/Baafla: Soak the sooji rawa in some warm water in a broad plate and leave for 10-15 mins. To this add whole wheat flour and salt and mix. Heat 2 tbsp ghee and pour over the mixture and gently knead the flour , using warm water
  2. Bring a pot full of water to a rumbling boil. Gently drop the dough batis into the boiling water and cook for 5-10 mins or until they float over the top. Drain and set aside to cool.
  3. Heat vanaspati ghee in a kadhai . Cut Baatis/Baafle into 4 quarters and deep fry them in Vanaspati or oil until crisp.
  4. For Dal: Mash the cooked tur dal , along with turmeric , adding some water to make it smooth. Heat oil/ghee in a vessel and add mustard and cumin seeds. Once they splitter, add curry leaves, hing, green chillies and saute for 1 min. Now add tomatoes
  5. Cover and let the tomatoes turn soft. Add the cooked dal and bring it to a boil. Add salt and jaggery if desired. Simmer for 5 mins and garnish with coriander leaves.
  6. To serve, crush the fried baatis or bafla's into individual serving bowl and pour hot Dal over it . Pour a tsp Ghee over the hot Dal , and garnish with chopped coriander.

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