(Last Updated on : 11-01-2014)
Dal Bati Churma is a popular delicacy from the land of Rajasthan
state of India. It is simple and very easy to prepare. This dish can be prepared at home. Dal is lentils, baati is made from fried or baked wheat
flour balls and churma is sweetened ground wheat. Dal Bati Churma is nutritious and healthy.
Ingredients of Dal Bati Churma
Method for preparation of Dal Bati Churma includes preparing dal or lentil, bati or baked balls and finally churma.
2 Cups rajma beans (soaked in water overnight with a pinch of soda bicarb)
3/4 Cup whole black gram (soaked in water overnight with a pinch of soda bicarb)
3 Onions, chopped finely
2 Tomatoes, chopped finely
2 tsps garam masala powder
2 tsps chilli powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
2 Green chillies, slit lengthwise
2 tbsps cream
4 tbsps ghee
1 Cup coriander leaves, chopped finely
Salt to taste
5 Cups whole wheat flour, sieved
1 Cup ghee, melted
2 tbsps curd
Salt to taste
Method of Preparing Dal Bati Churma
Pressure cook rajma and black gram till it becomes soft.
Heat 4 tbsps oil
Add onions and brown them.
Add ginger-garlic paste and tomatoes. Fry.
Add all the masalas, beans and salt. Simmer till well blended. The gravy should be thick.
Pour over cream and ghee. Knead soft dough with flour, ghee, curd, salt and just enough water.
Roll into lemon-sized balls.
Cover and keep for one hour.
Then roast in batches on hot coals till puffed and golden outside and spongy inside. Keep hot.
Garnish the dal with coriander leaves and slit green chillies. Dip hot dumplings in the dal while eating.
This traditional recipe is quite popular in the Rajasthani weddings. It is also served in various Rajasthani festivals, religious occasions and celebrations like anniversaries, birthday parties etc. Those who are not able to prepare this dish at home can taste in restaurants of Rajasthan. Apart from Rajasthan, this delicious Dal Bati Churma is also prepared in various other food stations of India.
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