My Ginger Garlic Kitchen
Get Hundreds of Easy Meal Ideas at My Ginger Garlic Kitchen Website

How to Make Dal Bafla - Bafla Bati (Oven and Pan)

Learn to make Dal Bafla in Oven and pan with a simple video tutorial. Dal Bafla or Bafla Bati is a popular dish of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

« Go back Print this recipe »
How to Make Dal Bafla - Bafla Bati (Oven and Pan)

Prep Time = 10 minutes
Cook Time = 40 minutes
Total Time = 50 minutes
Category = Side
Cuisine = Indian
Serves = 8 Batis
Nutrition Info = 149 calories
Serving Size = 1


» For Bafla Baati:


» Make Bafla Bati Dough:

  1. Add wheat flour, semolina, ghee/oil to a large mixing bowl.
  2. Make a well, and add salt, carom seeds, baking powder, and oil.
  3. Mix well and add water litlle by little to knead the dough. We need a semi-stiff dough.
  4. Divide the dough into 7-8 equal portions. Take each portion and flatten it.
  5. Apply few drops of ghee or oil and fold 5-6 times and shape each portion into a ball. (You can check the video above.)
  6. Flatten the ball, make a small indentation in the center of the dough balls using your thumb or finger. Keep it aside. (Repat steps 4 to 6 to make all the batis).

» Make Bafla Bati:

  1. Add water and turmeric powder to a deep pan.
  2. Stir well and let it come to a boil.
  3. Drop the rolled batis, and let it boil for 5 minutes.
  4. Turn the heat to medium. Cover and cook for 10-12 minutes or til they float on the top.(Gently, keep stirring occasionaly, to ensure that batis don?t stick to the bottom).
  5. Drain out with a slotted spoon to remove excess water. Let them get dry.

» Bake Bafla Bati in Oven:

  1. Preheat oven to 175°C/ 350. Arrange baatis in a baking tray.
  2. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until they top turn lightly golden in color.
  3. Use a kitchen towel and press hot bati slightly with your palm. Don?t press the batis so hard, we just want to crack them slightly.
  4. Soak cracked bafta batis in ghee for few seconds, and drain on an absorbent paper. Baatis are ready.

» Bake Bafla Bati in a Pan:

  1. Add 1 cup salt to a pan and put a stand on it.
  2. Arrange a plate on it and cover it. Let it pre-heat for 10 minutes on high heat.
  3. Brush the plate with ghee/oil.
  4. Arrange boiled batis on the plate and cover with the lid.
  5. Let it bake on medium-low heat for 10 minutes.
  6. Flip the patties and bake them again for 7-8 minutes.
  7. Use a kitchen towel and press hot slightly with your palm. Don?t press it so hard, we just want to crack them slightly.
  8. Soak cracked batis in ghee for a few seconds, and drain on an absorbent paper. Bafla Baatis are ready

» Serving:

  1. Pour some ghee over bafla bati.
  2. Serve hot with rajasthani panchmel dal, masala chaas, onions, lemon wedges.


  1. No notes for this recipe.

For questions and suggestions:

If you have any questions or suggestions about this recipe, please do contact us via this contact form or via the social channels:

Website: // Contact Form // Facebook Page // Youtube Page // Instagram Page // Pinterest Page