Dal Bati – a crisp and melt in mouth thick and round shaped baked wheat flour bread drizzled with ghee and generously topped with Panchmel Dal (protein rich five types of mixed lentils dal), is a delicious traditional Rajasthani wholesome meal best enjoyed with spicy Garlic Chutney and Churma
. In its authentic preparation, Bati (aka Baati, Batti) is cooked directly over heated charcoal that gives it a burnt smoky flavor; this authentic preparation requires expert cooking skills and it’s not easy, safe and practical to prepare inside the house in a closed kitchen. However, it doesn’t mean that you can’t prepare and enjoy it at your home – this recipe uses electric oven to cook Bati and also explains how to cook it using Gas Tandoor and an alternative Deep Fry approach (see Tips and Variations below
) with step by step photos.