February 25, 2012

Dal Baati (Oven Cooking)

                            Baati is a hard Indian Bread and is an authentic Rajasthani dish. Baati is usually cooked by deep frying and hence even being my favorite I could not enjoy it a lot ...(you know the age of calorie consciousness ;) ). Well a very dear friend of mine shared this oven version with me which tastes as good as the fried version but not better than that. (Nothing beats the fried versions after all) ....

Baati is super filling food. Highly nutritious as along with wheat, lots of "ghee"  there is also intake of variety of dals. Its what we call "a complete meal". Bati is a favorite of all the Marwaris and its oftenly a wedding meal for them.


To make Bati:

3 Cup Wheat Flour
1 Cup of Semolina
2 tbsp Clarified Butter, Ghee
2 Tsp Carom Seeds, Ajwain
Salt to taste
1 tsp Baking powder
Water for kneading

To make Dal:
This is where you can have any type of dals and there combinations.
Typically the Dal is made using 5 dals or else just Toor and Chana Dal. I am going to explain the 5 Dal recipe

Toor Dal: 1/2 Cup
Chana Dal: 1/2 Cup
Split Moong Dal: 1/2 Cup
Masoor Dal: 1/2 Cup
Udad Dal : 1/2 Cup
Garam Masala Powder : per taste
Red Chili powder : per taste
Salt : per taste
Lemon juice : per taste
Oil, Mustard Seeds, Cumin Seeds, Asafotida (hing), Curry leaves for seasoning
Chopped Coriander for garnishing

Some people do not like a particular Dal. You can increase / decrease the quantity used as per your liking.


Baati recipes:

1. Mix wheat flour, semolina, baking powder, Clarified butter (ghee), ajwain, and salt in a bowl.

2. Using water knead the flour to make a hard dough. The dough for Bati is different than that for Rotis. This is hard and you can see cracks in it. Once done, cover it for 1 hour.

3. After an hour knead the dough again. Preheat the oven at 350 degrees. Make small batis as shownin the picture form the dough. Place the batis on the baking sheet. Spread some Ghee
on top of each baati.

4. Bake the batis for atleast 15 minutes or till they are done from inside.

Dal Recipe:

1. Mix all dals and soak for and hour or two. Then pressure cook daals till they get cooked.

2. Heat oil in a skillet. Add mustrad seeds and once they crackle add asafoetida and cumin seeds to it. Then add curry leaves.

3. Immediately add Garam Masala and red chili powder and add the cooked dals.

4. Adjust masalas as per taste and add salt.

5. While serving you can have another round of temepring. But this is optional and I particulary avoid it as it brings extra oil in the meal.


To enjoy this, break the baati into pieces, add dal and little Ghee and enjoy till it is hot.


  1. delicious recipe...looks very appetizing..;)
    Tasty Appetite

  2. Hi Sayali! I'm doing good, how's your work going on? :)
    Was reading your post ... where did you use microwave in both these recipes yaar?

  3. Thanks a lot for this popular recipe..Simple & healthy..must try

  4. sounds new to me.....
    Healthy and delicious combo :)

  5. Awesome recipe dear. Bookmarked


  6. This sounds new to me. Never tried this before. Seems to be a healthy one too. YUM!!!

  7. Dal baati is my fav. It looks aweosme...

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  8. I saw these only on tv till now. All dals sound like a wholesome meal and very interesting. Did you actually cook these in a microwave or a regular oven?

  9. last saturday I ate at this Rajasthani place called ' Rajdhani" and had Dal Bhati...loved the dish...and your version is healthier...thank you...will surely try it...happy to follow you:)

  10. Dal baati is one of my most favourite rajasthani dish. Simply Yum!

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  12. wow it turned out perfect. amazing and inviting recipe.

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  14. sounds new and healthy too and looking delicious..

  15. Hey Sayali,
    Thanks for dropping by my space and leaving that lovely comment. You finally helped me discover your fantastic blog by that. The clicks are all flawless, stunning. I loved this Dal Bati, though we don't add semolina normally and mom always makes the oven one (no fried baatis except in weddings):))
    Glad to follow you, gal! :)

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  16. i love daal batti and am going to bookmark this. first time here and u have an awesome space

  17. Have u cooked these things ? I mean at home ?

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  19. great help , its nice i had pushed the baati through fingure and poured 1/4 tea spoon ghee in that and after that kept inside the oven , so when i had taken out they were fried in ghee too. :)

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  21. Awesome recipe thanks for sharing. I will try this recipes in my microwave oven as per your instruction.

  22. Looks delicious and I love how easy to follow the recipes are. Would love to try it out.
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