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Daal Baati

posted 2 Jun 2012, 03:23 by R A   [ updated 3 Aug 2012, 05:50 ]
Contest recipe posted by Jyotsna Balasubramaniam.

 a) for the daal -
 toor dal, kadalai paruppu and payatham paruppu - one cup each
1 medium onion - finely chopped
1 tomato - finely chopped
Green chillies - 4 slit lengthwise
Salt - to taste
Garam masala - 1/2 teaspoon
Dhania powder - 1 tablespoon
turmeric powderRed chilli powder - to taste
 tadka - jeera and hing and required oil

Pressure cook the daals adding the turmeric powder for about 4-5 whistles.
Add oil to a kadai and give the tadka with cumin seeds and a little bit of perungaayam.Fry the onions tomatoes and green chillies..Add the cooked daals and other spices mentioned above (except turmeric powder) and simmer for 5 mins. Remove and garnish with coriander leaves.

(b) baati
 atta - 2 cups
rawa - 1/2 a cup
ghee - generously
knead the atta and other ingredients into a dough (with little water) to make slightly harder than for rotis...
 make small balls out of them and flatten them by hand..
Bake in the oven or grill for 10 mins each side..until it evenly turns brown.
 Serve either baatis soaked in dal, or broken baatis immersed in dal or hot baatis and dal separately..

Note : 1. the baked baatis can also be immersed in a bowl of ghee to soften them..2. milk/yogurt can also be added to make the baati dough