Recipe Submitted by : Purva’s Food Funda (Mumbai, India)


For Baati/Dumplings

2 cups Wheat flour
1/2 cup Ghee
1 tbsp Curd
1 tsp Soozi/ Semolina
Salt, according to taste
A pinch of Baking Soda

For Dal :

¾ cups Urad dal soaked in water with sodium bicarbonate
2 cups soaked Rajma beans
2 tbsp Ginger-garlic paste
3-4 chopped Onions
2-3 chopped Tomatoes
1 tsp Garam masala powder
1/2 tsp Red Chilli powder
1/2 tsp Coriander-Cumin powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
2-3 Chopped green chillies
4 tbsp Ghee
2 1/2 tbsp Cream / 1 tbsp Yoghurt
2 tbsp Oil Salt, according to taste
Chopped Coriander leaves for garnishing

Method for Dal:

  • Pressure cook rajma and urad dal with little salt, one tsp ghee and turmeric powder.
  • Heat oil in a round vessel. Fry onions till it turns brown.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and fry. Add the dry spices, i.e, coriander-cumin powder and red chili powder and the chopped tomatoes. Saute for 3-4 minutes.
  • As soon as the tomatoes are done, add the boiled rajma beans and urad dal. Mix it well with the masala. Add some salt to it and blend it well in the vessel itself.
  • Pour over 3 tbsp ghee and cream/yoghurt. Add boiled water if the dal is too thick. Once it is done, garnish it with finely chopped .

Method for Baati:

  • Prepare a dough with flour, ghee, curd, salt and little warm water.
  • Make out small soft balls from it and keep for one hour.
  • Bake these balls in the preheated oven to 200 degree centigrade for about half an hour, till the crust is brown (It should be golden outside and spongy inside).
  • Remove and glaze with butter.
  • Dip hot dumplings in dal and garnish the dal with coriander leaves and chillies.
  • Serve hot.
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