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Recipe of Indori Daal Bafla


Posted Date: 23-Aug-2012  Last Updated:   Category: Madhya Pradesh Recipes    
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Daal Bafla is one of the most famous and loved dish among the people in Indore and other parts of Madhya Pradesh. Learn how to make Daal Bafla theough this Daal Bafla recipe.



Have you been looking for the Recipe of Daal Bafla. Madhya Pradesh cuisine is a mix of the cuisine of states like Punjab, UP in the northern part of India together with that of Rajasthan. One of the most famous dish or rather I should say speciality of Madhya Pradesh is a dish called Daal Bafla. Daal Bafla as the name suggests is a daal recipe. It is very easy to cook and delicious to taste. So if you have guests coming at your home you can try to prepare this simple and tasty dish which is very easily prepared and requires a minimum of your time in kitchen. So that you can chit chat with your guests and at the same time prepare the food side by side.

Daal Bafla is more famous in and around the region of Indore. Commonly known as Daal Baati in Rajasthan, the batis here is prepared a little bit differently. To know more on how to make Daal Bafla continue reading this article on the Recipe of Daal Bafla.

The total preparation time required to cook Daal Bafla is around 1 hr where in the batis would take around 45 min to be cooked and the daal can be prepared alongwith the batis side by side.

This recipe would be suitable for serving 4 people.

How to make the daal for Daal Bafla


Daal is the easiest thing I find to cook. Here also daal can be prepared very easily and quickly. All you need for preparing Daal of Daal Bafla is:
  1. 1/3rd cup Toordal

  2. 1/3rd cup Moong daal

  3. 1/3rd cup Chana Daal

  4. 1 tablespoon Urad Daal

  5. 1 – 2 tablespoon Full Moong daal(optional)

  6. 1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera)

  7. ½ teaspoon asafoetida powder (heeng)

  8. 1 – 2 tablespoon melted ghee

  9. Salt and chilli powder to taste

Mix all the daals and wash them and keep aside. Put some ghee in the pressure cooker and heat it. Put cumin seeds and asafoetida powder in the ghee and let it splutter. Now put the washed daals into the cooker. Put water, salt, turmeric powder and red chilli powder in it and put it to boil. Wait till atleast 4 – 5 whistles are heard. Here the daal is a bit more cooked so that it mixes up well.
Churn the daal and serve hot with the dumplings(baflas).

How to make Bafla/Batis for Daal Bafla


To prepare the baflas you would need:

  1. 2 cup Wheat flour

  2. 1 cup Rawa

  3. 4 tablespoon Besan

  4. Water

  5. Salt to taste

Knead the dough. Make small- small balls of the kneaded dough. Boil some water and put these dough balls in the boiling water. Cook for atleast 10 min. Cooking in water will make the batis soft.
Now pre heat an oven and put the cooked/boiled baflas in it for getting baked. Baking would need around 45 min for the baflas to be properly baked. You can now break the bafla or alternatively put them as it is in a bowl of melted ghee to be soaked in it. Serve them hot with ghee and daal.


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