Dal Baati, originally from Rajasthan, is a much-loved dish all over India. Chef Pallavi’s guest Chhaya Gupta makes this traditional Rajasthani recipe comprising of baked wheat atta balls and sweet & sour tur dal. Her dal is spicy and tangy, and the baati is crunchy, which melts in your mouth.
In a bowl, add flour, ghee, salt as per taste, a pinch of baking soda, mix it and prepare a dough. Add ghee and mix it. Make small balls of the dough and bake it in a preheated oven at 160'C for 10 minutes.
In a heated pan, add ghee, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, a pinch of asafoetida, curry leaves, chopped onion and cook it. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder, garlic and dry red chilli paste and mix it.
Add the cooked dal, water, salt as per taste and mix it. Add dry mango powder, jaggery, tamarind paste and keep stirring until it boils.
Garnish with ghee and coriander leaves while serving.