Saturday, February 16, 2013

Dal Baati Churma~~IC Challenge

After a month break Indian cooking challenge is back with some beautiful Rajasthani traditional dishes, most of us may know very well  or atleast heard a bit about this Rajasthani traditional dal baati and churma.PJ of Seduce Your Tastebuds suggested this fantastic foods for our this month's ICC, honestly i have to say a big thanks to PJ for pulling me to cook up this delicious and traditional food of Rajasthan.

Usually i'll prepare my challenge foods before a week,but unfortunately coz of my illness i couldnt able to prepare this wonderful dish earlier, but finally i prepared them today for my lunch as my kids and hubby wont come for lunch. I quickly prepared this authentic food of Rajasthan this morning and had them for lunch, its been a while i havent had this much satisfying lunch.Simply loved this dal baati and churma, eventhough my tastebuds fallen in love with the churma.

Recipe Source: Sanjeev Kapoor
Rajasthani Dal:
1/2cup Channadal
2tbsp Yellow moong dal
1tsp Ginger (grated)
1/4tsp Turmeric powder
2tbsp Ghee
1tsp Cumin seeds
1/4tsp Asafoetida powder
2nos Dry red chillies
1no Onion (small & chopped)
1tsp Red chilly powder
1/2tsp Dry mango powder/Amchur powder

Wash and cook the dals together with turmeric powder,enough water and ginger in a pressure cooked for upto 3whistles.

Meanwhile heat the ghee in a pan, add the cumin seeds,dry red chillies,asafoetida powder and fry until the cumins turns brown.

Add immediately the onions and cook for few minutes, add immediately the cooked dal and chilly powder.

Bring to boil and cook in simmer for few more minutes,finally add the dry mango powder,give a stir and put off the stove.

Recipe Source: Tarladalal
1cup Wheat flour
1/2cup Rava
2tbsp Gram flour
1/2tsp Ajwain seeds
2tbsp Ghee
Oil for frying
Milk for kneading

Combine together the wheat flour,rava,gram flour,ajwain seeds,ghee and salt, mix well and add milk to knead to form a stiff dough.Knead well and divide the dough as 8-10equal balls.

Flatten them lightly and with your thumb make an indentation in the centre of the baati.

Boil enough water in a vessel,drop the already prepared baatis in the boiling water, cook for 20minutes on high flame.

Drain it and keep aside,let them cool completely.

Heat the oil for frying, now fry the baatis and cook in simmer until the crust turns golden brown,drain the fried baatis with a paper towel and keep aside.

While serving bread each baati into two pieces, pour the melted ghee over the baatis and enjoy along with the dal.

Recipe Source: Priya
1cup Wheat flour
2tbsp Rava
2tsp Gram flour
1/2cup Sugar
Milk as per need
3tbsp Ghee
Nuts like cashew,pistachios & almonds
Oil for frying

Combine together the wheat flour,rava,gramflour with a pinch of salt in a bowl,add slowly the milk and turn as stiff dough.

Make medium sized balls from the dough and keep aside.

Heat the ghee and fry the nuts until they turns brown,keep aside.

Now heat the oil for deepfrying, fry the balls until they turns golden brown,keep aside and let the balls gets cool completely.

Grind this fried balls as coarse powder in a mixer.

Transfer this coarse powder to a bowl,add the sugar, fried nuts,remaining melted ghee and give a stir.

Serve this delicious churma with dal and baati.

Instead of frying the baatis,you can also bake them in oven at 200C for 15minutes eventhough i went for frying. 

I used oil for frying but traditionally baatis are fried in hot ghee.


  1. A Lovely Traditional dish. You made it perfectly Priya.

  2. yumm!!Although my in-laws are not Rajasthani, yet, they make this dish regularly...I tasted it for the first time at their place. It is amazing!! Love your display and the wooden bowls too:)

  3. I have had this once at a friends place but have never tried them myself.Looks amazing.

  4. Priya, you have made it look so easy!

  5. wow this is something very unique and new to me....perfectly done...

  6. nice and lovely traditional dish!...looks yummy!

  7. If not for ICC I too wouldn't have tried this.Am glad you enjoyed it Priya. Hope you are better now and take care dear.

  8. i have not made this, but have only eaten this in traditional Rajasthani restaurant.... yours is looking super perfect!!!! Just like the one I eat there..
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  9. Nice recipe

  10. Looks delicious!And I can imagine the pleasant aroma as well.My daughter bakes the baatis and drenches it with ghee when it is hot.
    Either way it is a rich and yummy dish.

  11. Dal baati churma looks so delicious.,.loved ur presentation n props u used...well done Priya!!

  12. perfectly made traditional dish...

  13. Priya, the entire setup looks so lovely and authentic...and nice to know you tried the same sources,..they came out so well right..:)

  14. Nice authentic and traditional dish... Loving the combo

  15. Looks great. Good job..!So good to be back to such delicacies

  16. Ooo, that sounds tasty! I don't know much about Rajasthani food, so this post was appreciated :)

  17. lovely click! mouthwatering Rajasthani dishes...!

  18. My God,simply fabulous to have this..I am too far away from challenges though.

  19. New recipe to me aks. love your wooden bowl, i am sure this is comfort food

  20. wow perfectly made baati,i loved those dishes Priya,luks beautiful...

  21. What a beautiful platter, mouthwatering traditional recipes n loved ur food props too Sis :-)

  22. Dal batti is one my fav rajasthani dish, Looks perfect and mouthwatering

  23. This is new to me,thanks for sharing.

  24. Looks recipe for me..

  25. Awesome..very tempting and delicious dish.

  26. Want to try this for a long time, looks awesome Priya..

  27. I hv not made this but had in restaurant.. perfectly done and nice pic

  28. First i heard abt this dish in hindi movie jodhaa akbar were aushwarya rai prepares this one for hrithik ..m in simply aweee with this dish.. too good n grt..


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