Dal Baati Churma, is a traditional dish of Rajasthan. This delicious dish is made out of minimal ingredients and has a long shelf life, these essential qualities make it popular in Rajasthan and also bordering districts of Madhya Pradesh.
Baati essentially means Rajasthani bread. This dish was born out of necessity due to water scarcity in parts of Rajasthan. It is made out of mixing whole wheat flour, rava, ghee, minimal water, cumin seeds and salt to taste. The dough is rolled into small balls and is baked at 350c in wood fired ovens for 20-25 minutes. The dough balls are constantly flipped while in oven for even cooking.
Dal is a staple diet of Indians and the main source of proteins for vegetarians. Again made out of minimal ingredients. This this dish is made out of yellow dal, boiled in water until the grains are soft and mash-able. Added to the dal is turmeric, red chilli powder and salt to taste. Garnish it with coriander leaves.
Churma is a sweet dish made out of coarse Baati, ghee and sugar.
This simple dish, once common now a delicacy will rejuvenate your palate. This dish is a must to relish on Monsoon Sojourn road trip this August.
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