Baafle..or daal bhaati or what??

Yes..Thats the name of the recipe I am posting today. Atleast that is what my friend told me, she is the one who made this. A popular dish in the Khandesh region of Maharashtra especially , but made in various other regions too was the lip smacking lunch made for me by a Maharashtrian friend when I visited her the other day. I have had daal bhaati a couple of times before at her place and I love those beautiful baked wheat dumplings with dal/lentil. And I asked her to make them for me this time too. But she made the same dish slightly differently and told me that its called “baafle” or you could call them “steamed and fried wheat dumplings”:))

A lovely and tasty dish that it was, I couldn’t help myself taking pictures and subsequently post the recipe (my friend gladly provided) here. I was quite eager to share it with you all. Thanks a lot”V” for the lunch as well as the recipe.

The flour used here is coarsely ground wheat flour, specially ground for this dish. But as we use ready made wheat flour available in packets, you can mix rava/semolina to the wheat flour.

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Baafle..or daal bhaati or what?? Yum

  • 3 cups wheat flour Coarsely ground
  • or
  • 2 cups Wheat flour Rava / semolina (used for chapati)- + -1 cup
  • 1 tsp Ajwain seeds /carom
  • to taste Salt
  • 2 tsps Ghee
  • Oil for deep frying
  • 3 cups wheat flour Coarsely ground
  • or
  • 2 cups Wheat flour Rava / semolina (used for chapati)- + -1 cup
  • 1 tsp Ajwain seeds /carom
  • to taste Salt
  • 2 tsps Ghee
  • Oil for deep frying
  1. Add the salt and ajwain to the flour`along with ghee and knead it into a firm dough adding some water(as done for puris). Roll them into lemon sized balls and steam them for 15 to 20 minutes( till they appear cooked like idlis).
  2. Cool them and then cut them into desired shape.
  3. Then deep fry them till they appear golden brown.
Recipe Notes

They are then served with Plain dal and subji.

How to serve or rather how are they consumed?-

These fried dumplings are torn to small pieces(crumbled) and mixed with daal and then eaten with some spicy subji (especially brinjal tastes great!) as side dish.

Daal Or lentil- A cup of tuvar dal is pressured cooked till soft. Then add some boiling water along with some turmeric powder, salt and about 2-3 tsps of ghee. It is then stirred over flame till it becomes uniform and thick. You can also add some chilly powder and a seasoning of mustard and cumin seeds if you wish to.

Spicy brinjal subji- You can make it hot and spicy as you like. This is how my friend made it.

Heat a tsp of oil in a pan and then add a tsp of mustard and cumin seeds. Add some ginger garlic and green chilly paste and then stir in some finely chopped onions and stir till they turn pink. Add the chopped brinjal along with some salt, turmeric powder, garam masala,coriander powder.Sprinkle some water and cook well. Add a tbsp of peanut powder in the end and mix well.

The most important part is to eat them hot. They turn a bit hard if kept for a very longtime.

I am having a good time with my folks in India.

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  1. Hmm this is new to me, i know daal baati but this is something different!

  2. Looks yummy…some ppl do fry baati too…glad to knw u enjoyed ur trip

  3. A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine

    Nice one Sowmya. Glad to hear you are having a good time back home.

  4. Looks yummy and delicious…Glad to know you enjoyed ur trip…

  5. new recipe looks yumm

  6. such a different rceipe never heard of this one b4, but love to try this one

  7. This sounds delightful, definitely a must try recipe 🙂

  8. love dal bhaati with churma!! had it once when i visited rajastan!enjoy your time back home! 🙂

  9. Healthy full wheat new snack sowmya! Try participating in my FIL-Milk event!

  10. Taste of Mysore

    baffle/bhati is an interesting preparation Sowmya. It is good to know that you are enjoying your time 🙂

  11. I know baati. But this is different. Thanks for sharing. Have a nice time back home.

  12. looks yummy sowmya! Never heard of this dish.

  13. Thats a new dish to me Sowmya..but looks rich and delicious..!!

  14. Oh wow! Khandeshi recipe! I have heard a lot of the cuisine, however, not many recipes! Glad ur friend made this! Lets hope u will share some more!

  15. Viki's Kitchen

    This is new to me. But love to have anything fried 🙂 Nice dish.

  16. rekhas kitchen

    hummmm interesting recipe sowmya baati what I know is baked one which is very famous in rajasthan this on eic different will sure try this weekend yum.

  17. Divya Vikram

    Looks crunchy and delicious. perfect snack with tea.

  18. Wow i Love dal bhaati.. this looks yummy too wish to try this soon.

  19. very new to me.looks nice , sounds intersting!!

  20. Yum, deep-fried dough– that’s my kind of food! Enjoy your time in India, Sowmya!

  21. New recipe, looks Yum!!

  22. Divya Kudua

    Dal baati & Churma is synonymous with Rajastani cuisine isn’t it..??Looks good..:)

  23. fried Daal bhati looks yummm!

  24. Different one. Looks yummy.

  25. Hi sowmya,First time at your blog…nice work.This recipe looks so yummy !

  26. sounds new to me sowmya…havnt tasted this one yet anywhere…

  27. Looks so yummy…Iam surely going to try this recipe

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  29. wow sth kara kara 🙂 looks good…Looking good…

  30. ♥Rosie♥

    New recipe looks really scummy Sowmya!


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