Rajasthan is a land of rich foods and specialty desserts. A visit to this place is never complete without one tasting its rich and flavorful staple meal – Dal Baati Churma. Where Dal is – Mixed lentils cooked with spices, BAATI – Wheat dough balls cooked in oven or toaster and CHURMA/CHOORMA– Baatis are crushed and cooked in ghee and sugar; is a complete meal in itself. In this post we have shown recipe of Rajasthani Baati and how to eat Baati.
Traditionally Till date baatis are cooked over Kande (dried cow dung cakes) and they taste amazing, but nowadays we bake them in tandoors, conventional ovens and toasters. Though the name Baati sounds like too much work but it’s much easier than rolling out rotis. Dough balls are prepared and tossed in oven to bake.
Baatis are generously dipped in ghee and eaten with dal and churma on the side. In Rajasthan along with the whole meal extra bowl of ghee is served to pour over dal baati mixture. Sounds too much… believe me it’s yummylicious. Pamper your taste buds for once, indulge in this rich delicacy of Rajasthan and then let’s head to the gym 🙂
Eating a baati can sometimes be frustrating. I have seen people breaking baati with a spoon – wrong move – this way baati lands up in some else’s plate giving him a shock. Scroll down to see step by step method of how to enjoy Baati. Learn how to cook Baati without oven/Tandoor.
Traditional meal of Rajasthan – Dal Bati Choorma is served – ‘Padharo Mhare Desh’ meaning Welcome to my country or my part of the World!!