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Monday, September 9, 2013

Daal Baati Churma -Rajastani recipe

This is my third Rajastani recipe,and this is the most famous recipe.Baati means round balls made up of wheat flour(atta) which was baked over fire wood.If you have no firewood is there you can bake it in the oven.But traditional Rajastani recipe follows the firewood method.Baatis are served with daal and churma with ghee.Panchamel dal is rajastani delicacy where five daals where cooked together with spices.

Ingredients needed to make Baati

1.Wheat flour - 1cup
2.Semolina-1/4 cup
3.Basen-1/4 cup
5.Ghee-5 tsp
6.Milk - 5 tsp

Ingredients needed to make the Panchamel Daal

1. Bengal gram(chana dal)-1/4 cup
2.Pegin pea(Tuvar daal/Arhar dal)-1/4 cup
3.Split Green gram(Moong daal)-1/4 cup
4.Whole red lentils(masoor dal)-1/4 cup
5.Split black gram (urad dal)-1/4 cup
6.Chilli powder - 3 tsp
7.Coriander powder - 1 tsp
8.Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
9.Garam masala powder - 1/2 tsp
10.Cloves - 3 no
11.Cumin seeds -1 tsp
12.Asafoetida- a pinch
13.Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
14.Ghee- 3 tsp
15.Salt as needed

How to make Baati

1.Knead all the ingredients well except the ghee .You can add water to make dough or use the milk for the dough.

2.Keep the dough for 15 mts and now divide the dough in to lemon sized balls.Flatten the rounds lightly using your thumb to make an indentation in the centre of the baati.

3. Heat the firewood or your oven and put the baatis on the grill of your oven or spred it over a sheet on the firewood . Cook them on a medium heat for 20 to 25 minutes. Cooking the baatis over a medium flame will ensure that the baatis are cooked on the insides also.When the balls get a light golden color it will be ready to served.Brush a little ghee on the upper side of the baati.

How to make Panchamel Daal

1. Wash the dals well and soak the dal for atleast 2 hours that will help the cooking of dal.Now pressure cook the dal for 2 to 3 whistles or till the dal is cooked.

2.Heat the ghee in a pan and add the cloves, bay leaves, cumin seeds,  and asafoetida. When the cumin seeds crackle, add the ginger garlic paste and saute it well.

3.Add red chilli powder,coriander powder,turmeric powder ,garam masala powder to it.

4.Now add the cooked dal and salt to it.Now cook for another 5 mts and if water is needed then add water to it.

5.Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves......