Dal Baati

dal baati
(Serves 4)

½ cup channa dal
2 tablespoons urad dal
½ cup green moong dal
½ cup toor dal
2 tablespoons masoor dal
4 cups water
½ teaspoon garam masala powder
¼ teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon red chilli powder
½ teaspoon coriander powder
1 tablespoon oil
½ teaspoon cumin seeds
½ teaspoon mustard seeds
½ inch ginger
1 tablespoon lemon juice
4 pinches salt
1 tablespoon coriander leaves

Ingredients for Dough for Baatis:
2 cups wheat flour
1 tablespoon rawa
2 pinches salt
2 tablespoons oil


To prepare the baatis, take a glass bowl and add wheat flour with rawa, salt and oil. Using warm water knead a very stiff dough. Shape the dough in the size of ping pong balls.
Heat a gas tandoor and roast the dough balls on low heat for sometime till brown and crusty.
Then, break open from the top and pour a little oil into them.
To prepare dal, first wash them together, then add 1 cup water and a pinch of turmeric and pressure cook for 2 whistles. Let cool.
Mix the spice powders in ½ cup of water to make a thin paste.
Heat oil in a pan, add cumin, coriander seeds, ginger and then add the thin paste of spice powders and fry for a minute, then add the cooked dal. Add the remaining water and stir well till it boils.
Add lemon juice and salt. Garnish with chopped coriander.

Serve hot with freshly prepared Baatis.