Hello friends, how are you? We all are eagerly waiting for unlock period. Most of us are bored & panicked due to this lockdown. Many people are passing through a lot of problems. But now as number of patients are decreasing since last few days so everybody is expecting that everything will be normal very soon. But wearing mask & sanitizing hands will remain an integral part of our life for next few months. In this situation, foodies are missing the taste of street foods. Do you too? Then let’s have mouth watering dal bafla during this lockdown.
Bafla is nothing but Rajasthani style bati. Many people may deny it and will say that bafla is something different . But I found it the same food except the boiling part. Bafla is first boiled and then bake in tandoor whereas normally bati is directly baked in oven/tandoor. So you can say this food is different one or simply say this bafla bati.
I tasted dal bati churma when I travelled in Rajasthan. But I tried bafla in Maharastra. Then I came to know that it is very popular in Madhya pradesh. So readers if you know where it is popular most then you can make comment below in the comment section.
I liked both bafla & bati. Bafla is softer than traditional Rajasthani style bati. That is why I found it more enjoyable. Arhar dal curry or mixed dal curry is preferable to have with bafla.
I was missing street food so badly during this lockdown period. So I prepared this dal bafla at home. It is was really mouthwatering. As it was homemade so healthy too. I had those bafla bati along with mixed dal curry because arhar dal was not in our kitchen inventory and you can prepare mixed dal curry without using arhar dal too.
Try this mixed dal tadka recipe
- 1.5 cups whole wheat flour (atta)
- ½ cup sooji/semolina
- 2.5 teaspoons roughly crushed spices (Equal portion of ajwain, cumin, coriander & fennel)
- Salt to taste
- 1 teaspoon turmeric (haldi) powder
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 tablespoon refined oil
- 1 tablespoon ghee
- Take whole wheat flour, sooji, spices, turmeric powder, baking powder, salt, refined oil in a large bowl mix all
- Now add water and knead to make soft & smooth dough, rest for 10 minutes
- Mean while boil water in a large pot and
- Now make small dough from that big dough and press those small doughs with your both palms to give perfect shape for bafla
- Now put all those bafla into water and cook for next 8-10 minutes
- Once balfa is cooked then those will start floating in water, some of those may stucked at bottom due to stickiness, so you need to make those free by using a spoon/belon etc
- Now take out each of those cooked bafla rest those for 5 minutes
- Meanwhile heat a tandoor/kadai and put those bafla and cook again both sides of those bafla
- Cook till each bafla is dry & turns into slightly golden colour
- Now take all those bafla and spread ghee over those bafla