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Dal Bati

(Puffed Dough Dumplings with Lentil Curry)

Dal bati is the most popular dish of Rajasthani cuisine. Bati (wheat balls) is dipped in dal while eating. Do not miss to taste dal bati when you visit Rajasthan.

Ingredients :


For Dal Bati :

  • 3/4 cup whole black gram (urad) (soaked in water overnight with a pinch of soda bicarb)
  • 2 cups rajma beans (soaked in water overnight with a pinch of soda bicarb)
  • 1 cup finely chopped onions
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped tomatoes
  • 4 tablespoon ghee
  • 2 tablespoon cream
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2-3 green chillies
  • 1 cup finely chopped coriander leaves
  • oil
  • salt to taste

For Dumplings :

  • 5 cups of sieved whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup of melted ghee
  • 2 tablespoon curd
  • salt to taste

Method :

  1. Cook rajma and gram in a pressure cooker until the seeds turn tender.
  2. Now add 4 tablespoon oil in a pan. Heat it and add onions followed by ginger garlic paste and and tomatoes. Now fry and add all masalas, salt and beans. Cook on low flame till all the ingredients blend well and gravy becomes thick. Pour some cream and ghee over it.
  3. Now add ghee, salt, curd and water that is enough to knead soft dough.
  4. Make small balls from the dough, cover them and keep aside for about an hour.
  5. An hour later, roast these balls over hot coal till they turn golden brown from outside and are spongy inside.
  6. Garnish with coriander leaves and green chillies . Serve hot. While eating dip hot dumplings in dal. Enjoy.


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