Keep these things in mind while making Dal Baati, everyone will keep licking their fingers after eating it
Keep these things in mind while making Dal Baati, everyone will keep licking their fingers after eating it

Dal Baati is a traditional Rajasthani dish that's loved by food enthusiasts across the globe. The combination of rich, spiced lentil curry (dal) and crispy, baked wheat balls (baati) creates a mouthwatering fusion of flavors and textures. If you're looking to master the art of making this delectable dish, follow our step-by-step guide, and you'll have everyone licking their fingers after every bite.

Ingredients for Dal Baati

For the Baati:


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup semolina
  • 1/2 cup ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ajwain (carom seeds)
  • Water for kneading

For the Dal:

  • 1 cup toor dal (pigeon pea lentils)
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • Salt to taste

Making the Baati Dough

Step 1: Combine Dry Ingredients

  • In a mixing bowl, combine whole wheat flour, semolina, salt, and ajwain.

Step 2: Add Ghee

  • Add ghee to the dry ingredients and mix well.

Step 3: Knead the Dough

  • Gradually add water and knead the dough until it's firm and pliable.

Step 4: Rest the Dough

  • Cover the dough and let it rest for 20-30 minutes.

Preparing the Baatis

Step 5: Shape the Baatis

  • Divide the dough into small, round balls and shape them into baatis.

Step 6: Baking

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) and bake the baatis for 30-35 minutes or until they turn golden brown.

Making the Dal

Step 7: Cook the Dal

  • Cook toor dal with turmeric, salt, and enough water until it's soft and mushy.

Step 8: Prepare the Tadka

  • In a separate pan, heat ghee and add cumin seeds.

Step 9: Add Spices

  • Add red chili powder and coriander powder to the pan and sauté.

Step 10: Combine Dal and Tadka

  • Add the tadka to the cooked dal and simmer for a few minutes.

Serving the Dal Baati

Step 11: Crush the Baatis

  • Crush the baked baatis with your hands or a rolling pin.

Step 12: Pour the Dal

  • Pour the hot dal over the crushed baatis.

Enjoying the Delight

Step 13: Dig In!

  • Serve your hot and crispy Dal Baati with a dollop of ghee and enjoy.

Tips for a Perfect Dal Baati

Tip 1: Use Fresh Ghee

  • The quality of ghee matters; use fresh, fragrant ghee for the best taste.

Tip 2: Keep the Baatis Small

  • Smaller baatis cook more evenly and are easier to crush.

Tip 3: Adjust Spice Levels

  • Customize the spiciness of the dal to suit your taste.

Creating the perfect Dal Baati is an art that requires attention to detail and a love for flavors. By following these steps and tips, you'll be able to prepare a mouthwatering dish that will have everyone licking their fingers. Dal Baati brings people together with its unique combination of textures and tastes, making it a favorite in Indian cuisine. So, put on your apron, gather your ingredients, and embark on a culinary journey that will leave your taste buds delighted. Don't forget to savor every bite of this delicious Rajasthani specialty!


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