Bafla Bati is a speciality of the Malwa region. This authentic Bafla bati is relished by all especially by people of Indore. You can have it as a main course dish, be it for breakfast lunch or dinner. Bafla bati made on tawa tastes amazing with steaming hot dal. You do not need oven to make these batis and it can be easily prepared on a wok.
Here is an easy step by step recipe with pictures to make Bati on tawa. Prepare it anytime you crave for something different. I am sure all of your friends and family will relish this authentic dish.
Take 2 cup wheat flour in a mixing bowl, add ½ cup semolina,1/3 cup curd, 2 tbsp ghee, ½ tsp cumin seeds, ½ tsp carom seeds (crushed by hand). Also add 1/3 tsp salt or to taste, ¼ tsp baking soda. Mix all ingredients well.
Knead soft dough with lukewarm water. We have used ¾ cup water for dough.Cover and keep dough aside for 20 to 25 minutes to set. Once set, grease hands with ghee and knead a little then make dough balls from it.
Lift a dough lump, give a round shape then press it like a peda. Prepare all batis likewise.
Place at least 5 to 6 cups water in a vessel and cover to boil. Take as much water in which the bati can be dipped and cooked. Turn on flame.
Once water is boiled well. Put batis in water one by one. Boil for 15 to 16 minutes.When batis are boiled welland are puffed up and have slight cracks then t
urn off flame. Take out the batis , and let them cool.
To roast the batis, turn on flame heat a pan, add 4 to 5 tsp ghee to it. Once hot , place the batis in pan.
Cover the pan and roast for 5 minutes. Then flip when crisp. Roast well until golden brown. We have flipped and cooked the batis for 25 minutes. Turn off flame. Take out batis in a plate.
Lift a bati, press and break it with a spoon, add a little ghee to it. Serve it with a steaming hot bowl of dal. 11 Batis are ready with this quantity of dough. Enjoy the special recipe from Indore it tastes superb. I am sure you will relish very bite of it.
- You can roast it in an oven, for 20 to 25 minutes at 220 degree centigrade and make Bafla Bati.