For the Dal:
For the Baatis:
Take a bowl, and all the flour, rawa, salt and ghee. Using your hands, knead a very stiff dough with warm water. Shape the dough in small balls and lightly press to make an oval kinda flattened ball.
Place them on a lined baking tray in the pre-heated oven and bake raw Batis at 375 F until bottom surface turns light brown. It usually takes around 12-15 minutes. Take it out from the oven and flip each Bati upside-down to cook the other surface. Place baking tray in oven again and bake for another 10-12 minutes. Now, take the tray out from the oven and when they are cool enough to handle, crush them slightly and pour some Ghee before serving. Serve hot!
There are 2 steps in preparing the Daal. Firstly wask all the dals together and add 1 cup water and a pinch of turmeric. Pressure cook the dals till 2 whistles. Allow the cooker to cool.
Now, mix all the spices in 1/2 cup of warm water to make a think paste. Put ghee in a pan over medium heat and add cumin and coriander seeds to it. Once they splutter, add ginger, followed by the spice paste. Fry for a minute and add this to the cooled down daal. To get some extra kick to it, you can also add dried red chillies before adding the cumin and coriander seeds.
Once you have combined the cooked paste with the cooled down Daal (no cool-cool, just pressure released cool) add the remaining water and stir well. Bring it to a boil and for that extra twist – add lemon juice to it and more salt if your taste needs some more. Garnish this with chopped coriander and serve with fresh hot out of the oven baatis.
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Until next time, stay hungry!