Dal Baati

Published on: December 28, 2013 | Updated on: May 7, 2015
Dal Baati

Dal Baati

Today let our dreams travel towards western India and learn to make one of the most famous dish from this region, Dal Baati is a signature dish from Rajasthan. Dal is made using various different lentils, however typical tradition is to mix five different kind of dal to prepare this dish, it is served with balls called Baati made with wheat and hardened. It is served with hot desi ghee and the taste just cannot be explained in words. Let’s see the recipe for Dal Baati and enjoy it any day with your friends or family.

All you need is (serves 4)

For Dal

Dal – 2 1/2 cup (I used equal mix of Yellow Toor, Black Urad, Green Moong, Pink Masoor and Yellow Chana)

Salt to taste

Turmeric powder – 1 tsp

For Tadka

Desi Ghee – 1 tbsp

Heeng – 1 tsp

Garlic – 4/5 cloves (cut in small pieces)

Green Chili – 1 (cut in small pieces)

Whole dry red chili – 3 to 4

Fresh dhania leaves for garnishing

For Baati

Wheat aata – 2 cup

Ajwain seeds – 1 tsp

Salt to taste

Desi ghee – 1 cup

Dal Baati Recipe

For Dal

Mix dal with slightly more than double quantity of water in a pressure cooker.

Add salt and turmeric powder.

Cook under pressure for 1 whistle and lower the heat.

Cook for another 2 whistle and let it cool.

For Tadka

Heat desi ghee in a tadka pan.

Add garlic and fry until garlic starts to turn golden brown.

Add dry red chili, green chili and fry until garlic is fully golden brown.

Add heeng and when it starts to splatter, add the tadka to the dal.

Garnish with fresh dhania leaves.

For Baati

Mix wheat aata with salt, 1/2 cup ghee and ajwain seeds and knead into a tight dough (Use water as needed). Keep aside for about an hour.

Make lemon size balls from the dough.

Pre heat the oven to 200 C.

Bake the wheat balls until light golden brown into Baati.

Heat rest of ghee in a pan and dip the Baati in ghee.

Serve Dal Baati.


I am a dental surgeon turned full time mom of a lovely boy. Apart from running around him and doing a lot of activities with him, I like to cook and experiment with new stuff.


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