Dal Baati दाल बाटी / बाफला का आसान तरीक़ा मालवा रेसिपी Indore Dal Bafla

There is no comfort food better than home food. And what better home food than Dal chawal, right? Dal Bafla or Dal Baati is an amazingly popular combination. Here's my recipe for it.

45-50 minutes
2-4
Indian
Dal Baati दाल बाटी / बाफला का आसान तरीक़ा मालवा रेसिपी Indore Dal Bafla Recipe - Ranveer Brar

Ingredients

For Bafla

2 cups Whole wheat flour, coarse, गेहूं का आटा

⅓ cup Semolina, सूजी

Prepared Bafla Tempering, तैयार बफले का तड़का

Salt to taste, नमक स्वादअनुसार

½ tsp Sugar, चीनी

½ tsp Baking soda, बेकिंग सोडा

1 cup Curd, beaten, दही

Water as required, पानी

2-3 tsp Oil (after kneading) तेल

 

For Bafla Tempering

1 ½ tbsp Ghee, घी

½ tsp Cumin seeds, जीरा

½ tsp Fennel seeds, सौंफ

½ tsp Turmeric powder, हल्दी पाउडर

A pinch of asafoetida, हिंग

¼ tsp Degi red chili powder, देगी लाल मिर्च पाउडर

 

For Sesame seeds and Peanut Powder

¼ cup white Sesame Seeds, सफेद तिल

¼ cup Peanuts, मूंगफली

Salt to taste, नमक स्वादअनुसार

 

For Dal

1 ½ tbsp Oil, तेल

1 ½ tbsp Ghee, घी

3-4 Cloves, लौंग

6-7 Black Peppercorn, काली मिर्च के दाने

½ tsp Cumin seeds, जीरा

2 no. Bay leaves, तेजपत्ता

3 medium Onions, chopped, प्याज

A pinch of asafoetida, हिंग

2 tsp Degi red chili powder, देगी लाल मिर्च पाउडर

1 tsp Turmeric powder, हल्दी पाउडर

1 ½ tsp Coriander powder, धनिया पाउडर

2 medium Tomatoes, chopped, टमाटर

½ inch Ginger, peeled, chopped, अदरक

Salt to taste, नमक स्वादअनुसार

1 cup Chana dal, soaked, चना दाल

1 ½ cup Toor dal, soaked, तूर दाल

2-3 tbsp Prepared Sesame seeds and Peanut powder, तैयार तिल और मूंगफली का पाउडर

4-5 cups Water, पानी

Salt to taste, नमक स्वादअनुसार

Water as required, पानी

 

For Steaming

4-5 cups Water, पानी

½ tsp Ghee (for greasing) घी

 

For Poaching Bafla

5-6 cups Water, पानी

Salt to taste (poaching) नमक स्वादअनुसार

½ inch Ginger, अदरक

1 no. Green Chili, broken into half,  हरी मिर्च

 

Other Ingredients

¼ cup Ghee (for shallow frying/poached bafla) तलने के लिए घी

1 cup Ghee (for soaking bafla) घी

 

For Tempering

2-3 tbsp Ghee, घी

1 tsp Cumin seeds, जीरा

6-7 Dry red chillies, सुखी लाल मिर्च

 

For Garnish

Coriander sprig, धनिया पत्ता

Process

For Bafla

  • In a Parat, add whole wheat flour, semolina, prepared tadka and rub it well.
  • Add salt to taste, sugar and mix well.
  • Add baking soda, curd and knead it, add water in small batches and make a smooth soft dough.
  • Apply oil on top, cover it with muslin cloth and rest it for 20 minutes.
  • Keep it aside for resting.
  • Cut the dough into 3 equal parts, layer it on top and press into the center with the help of your palm and make small lemon size balls
  • Keep it aside for further use.

 

For Bafla Tempering

  • In a small shallow pan, add ghee. Once it’s hot, add cumin seeds, fennel seeds and let it splutter well.
  • Add turmeric powder, asafoetida, degi red chili powder and mix well.
  • Keep it aside for further use.

 

For Dal

  • In a pressure cooker, add oil and ghee. Once it’s hot, add black peppercorns, cloves, cumin seeds, bay leaf and let it splutter.
  • Add onion and sauté it for 4-5 minutes or until translucent on moderate heat.
  • Add asafoetida, degi red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and sauté well.
  • Add tomato, salt to taste and cook for a minute.
  • Once the masalas are cooked well, add chana dal, toor dal and sauté it for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add prepared sesame seeds & peanut powder and sauté it well. Add water, salt to taste and give a good stir.
  • Cover it with the lid and cook it for 3-4 whistles or until the dal is cooked.
  • Keep it aside for further use.

 

For Sesame and Peanut Powder

  • In a small pan, add sesame seeds, peanuts, salt to taste and dry roast it on moderate heat.
  • Transfer it into a mixer grinder jar and make a coarse powder.
  • Keep it aside for further use.

 

For Steaming

  • In a kadai, add water, place a greased plate or strainer.
  • Place bafla, cover it with a lid and cook it for 9-10 minutes on moderate heat.
  • Transfer it into a tray and keep it aside for further use.

 

For Poaching

  • In a shallow pan, add water, salt to taste, ginger, green chili and give it a quick boil.
  • Add bafla into it and cook it for 7-8 minutes.
  • Once bafla floats on top of the water, transfer it very gently into a tray.
  • Keep it aside for further use.

 

For Shallow Frying

  • In a small pan, add ghee. Once it’s hot, place prepared poached bafla and shallow fry until golden brown in color.
  • Transfer it into ghee and soak for 3-4 minutes.
  • Once the bafla is soaked, transfer it to a tray and keep it aside for further use.

 

For Roasting Bafla

  • In a pan, place steamed bafla and roast it on flames on both sides with the help of a cooking rack.
  • Once the bafla gets golden brown in color, transfer it into ghee and soak for 3-4 minutes.
  • Once the bafla is soaked, transfer it to a tray and keep it aside for further use.

 

For Dal Bafla

  • In a serving dish, place bafla of choice, accompanied with the onion, pickle, lemon wedges and ghee.
  • Transfer the dal into a serving bowl, add tadka and garnish it with coriander sprig.
  • Serve hot.

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