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.


Nabanita Das said... Reply To This Comment

A Lovely Traditional dish. You made it perfectly Priya.

Isingcakes said... Reply To This Comment

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:)

Vidhya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Shri said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, you have made it look so easy!

Arthy Suman said... Reply To This Comment

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

Smitha said... Reply To This Comment

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

Padmajha PJ said... Reply To This Comment

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.

Nivedhanams Sowmya said... Reply To This Comment

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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Nutan said... Reply To This Comment

Looks awesome!

tinku shaji said... Reply To This Comment

Nice recipe

Chitra Amma's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

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.

Shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

Perfectly done :)

Sangeetha said... Reply To This Comment

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

Ummu Azi said... Reply To This Comment

perfectly made traditional dish...

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

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

Vimitha Anand said... Reply To This Comment

Nice authentic and traditional dish... Loving the combo

Anzz said... Reply To This Comment

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

Joyti said... Reply To This Comment

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

lissie said... Reply To This Comment

lovely click! mouthwatering Rajasthani dishes...!

Mélange said... Reply To This Comment

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

kausers kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

Perfectly made, looks delicious.

Priya R said... Reply To This Comment

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

Premalatha Aravindhan said... Reply To This Comment

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

Sangeetha Priya said... Reply To This Comment

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

Jeyashrisuresh said... Reply To This Comment

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

Suja Manoj said... Reply To This Comment

This is new to me,thanks for sharing.

Shabbu said... Reply To This Comment

Looks recipe for me..

Vidya Chandrahas said... Reply To This Comment

Awesome..very tempting and delicious dish.

Hema said... Reply To This Comment

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

Kannada Cuisine said... Reply To This Comment

That is one beautiful shot!

Leena said... Reply To This Comment

Looks very inviting..

Veena Theagarajan said... Reply To This Comment

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

Kalpana Sareesh said... Reply To This Comment

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..