dal bafla recipe | bafla bati on tawa | how to make dal bafla

dal bafla recipe | bafla bati on tawa | how to make dal bafla with detailed photo and video recipe. a popular and healthy wheat based bread recipe from the classic rajasthani cuisine or western india cuisine. it is similar to well known rajasthani dal bati recipe and is served with lentil curry made with a combination of dal’s. bafla is traditionally made with clay oven but in this recipe, it is made with a pan or tawa.
bafla bati in pandal bafla recipe | bafla bati on tawa | how to make dal bafla with step by step photo and video recipe. indian recipes deal with myriad bread recipes which are either made with plain flour or wheat flour or combination of both. the shape and the preparation style is unique to each region and its demographics. dal bafla recipe served with the dal or choice of any gravy based curry.

today dal bafla recipe is considered and also much appreciated as a rajasthani cuisine, but it originated from madhya pradesh. bafla baati belongs to malwa community or malwa region from the state of madhya pradesh. but due to the simplicity or perhaps due to the migrating community, bafla recipe has become more popular in rajasthan. moreover, the recipe suits more to the rajasthan demographics as it requires less use of flora and fauna. furthermore, traditionally the bafla recipe is consumed with rich and high protein mixed dal, but today it is served with choice of curries. it also tastes great when served with rajasthani yoghurt based curries.

dal bafla recipe

furthermore, some important and critical tips and suggestions while preparing dal bafla recipe. firstly, the traditional bafla recipe is always made with clay or baking oven and i would recommend the same if you have access to. in this i have used the pan/tawa as quick and cheat recipe for those who do not have access to ovens. secondly, the bafla as such does not have any striking taste and the taste of dish comes from the topping i.e dal recipe. hence, ensure to make it chatpata or zing as compared to the traditional dal recipe. finally while serving to ensure to crumble and crush the bafla before adding dal to it. also, do not forget to add a generous amount of ghee on top it.

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dal bafla recipe | bafla bati on tawa | how to make dal bafla

4.8 from 10 votes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings: 3 Serving
AUTHOR: Hebbars Kitchen
Course: lunch
Cuisine: rajasthani
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Ingredients

for bafla:

  • cup wheat flour / atta
  • ¼ cup rava / semolina / suji, fine
  • 3 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • ¼  tsp turmeric / haldi
  • ¼ tsp ajwain / carom seeds
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • water to knead
  • ghee for roasting

for dal:

  • ½  cup  moong dal / green gram dal
  • ¼  cup  masoor dal / pink lentils
  • ¼  cup  chana dal / bengal gram dal,  soaked 30 minutes
  • cup  water
  • tsp  ghee / clarified butter
  • tsp  mustard
  • tsp  cumin / jeera
  • pinch  hing / asafoetida
  • onion,  finely chopped
  • tsp  ginger garlic paste
  • green chilli,  slit
  • 1 tomato,  finely chopped
  • ¼  tsp  turmeric
  • ½  tsp  kashmiri red chilli powder
  • ¼  tsp  garam masala
  • tsp  salt
  • cup  water
  • tbsp  coriander,  finely chopped

Instructions

  • firstly, in a large mixing bowl take 1¾ cup wheat flour and ¼ cup rava.
  • also add 3 tbsp ghee, ¼  tsp turmeric, ¼ tsp ajwain, ¼ tsp baking soda and ½ tsp salt.
  • now add water as required and knead the dough.
  • now pinch a small ball sized dough and roll.
  • boil for 15 minutes, without disturbing.
  • drain off the bafla (boiled wheat dough) into a plate.
  • now in a tawa heat 2 to 3 tbsp off ghee and roast bafla until it turns golden brown.
  • finally, bafla is ready to be enjoyed with rajasthani dal.
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how to make dal bafla with step by step photo:

bafla prepartion:

  1. firstly, in a large mixing bowl take 1¾ cup wheat flour and ¼ cup rava.
    dal bafla recipe
  2. also add 3 tbsp ghee, ¼  tsp turmeric, ¼ tsp ajwain, ¼ tsp baking soda and ½ tsp salt.
    dal bafla recipe
  3. crumble and mix well making sure the dough is moist. need to hold the shape when pressed with a fist.
    dal bafla recipe
  4. now add water as required and knead the dough.
    dal bafla recipe
  5. knead to a semi-stiff dough as prepared for poori or baati.
    dal bafla recipe
  6. now pinch a small ball sized dough and roll. press with a thumb and make an impression.
    dal bafla recipe
  7. once the water comes to a boil, drop in the prepared wheat dough.
    dal bafla recipe
  8. boil for 15 minutes, without disturbing.
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  9. once the wheat dough is cooked, it starts to float.
    bafla bati in pan
  10. drain off the bafla (boiled wheat dough) into a plate draining off the water completely.
    bafla bati in pan
  11. now in a tawa heat 2 to 3 tbsp off ghee. or bake in preheated oven (or in baati oven) at 180 degree celcius for 30 minutes, flipping in between.
    bafla bati in pan
  12. place the boiled bafla over ghee.
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  13. cover and cook on medium flame for 5 minutes on both sides.
    bafla bati in pan
  14. roast on all sides until bafla turns golden brown.
    bafla bati in pan
  15. finally, bafla is ready to be enjoyed with rajasthani dal.
    bafla bati in pan

rajasthani dal recipe:

  1. firstly, in a pressure cooker take ½ cup moong dal, ¼ cup masoor dal and ¼ cup soaked chana dal.
    how to make dal bafla
  2. pressure cook for 4-5 whistles adding 1 tsp ghee and 3 cups water.
    how to make dal bafla
  3. now in a large kadai heat 2 tsp ghee and splutter 1 tsp mustard, 1 tsp cumin and pinch hing.
    how to make dal bafla
  4. add 1 onion followed by 1 tsp ginger garlic paste and 1 green chilli. saute well.
    how to make dal bafla
  5. further, add 1 tomato and saute well.
    how to make dal bafla
  6. additionally, add ¼ tsp turmeric, ½ tsp chilli powder, ¼ tsp garam masala and 1 tsp salt. saute on low flame.
    how to make dal bafla
  7. furthermore, add in prepared cooked dal, 1 cup water and mix.
    how to make dal bafla
  8. simmer and boil for 5 minutes or until dal absorbs masala.
    dal bafla recipe
  9. now add coriander leaves and mix well.
    dal bafla recipe
  10. crush few bafla into pieces, so that you can enjoy with dal.
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  11. finally, serve dal bafla along with ghee, slices of onion and chilli.
    dal bafla recipe

notes:

  • firstly, adding ghee to bafla is very important, else bafla may end up hard.
  • also, you can cook bafla in oven / cooker or even tandoor.
  • additionally, you can serve panchmel dal for a better combination.
  • finally, rajastani dal bafla recipe tastes great when prepared with fresh homemade ghee.
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