How to make Baati or Bati

Daal Bati Churma is a very popular combination and it is really very satisfyig healthy meal menu from the Royal Rajasthan.
Traditionally, Bati is made by following method, loaded with lot of Ghee(Clarified butter).

How to make Baati or Bati
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Recipe Creator: Bhavna'sKitchen
  • 1 pound (450 g) wheat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ghee (for serving)
  1. Mix the flour and salt.
  2. Put about a cup of the mix in a small bowl and add a little oil, mixing it in well and breaking up any lumps.
  3. Pour in water about a tablespoon at a time and keep kneading with your hands. You only need three or four tablespoons, but you must knead the dough very hard to make it stick together in a ball. The more compact the dough, the better and denser the baati will be.
  4. Let the balls sit for 5 minutes.
  5. Flatten out each ball with first your hands and then a rolling pin until they are smooth discs 4 inches (10cm) across and 1/2 inch (1.25 cm) thick.
  6. Cook in a dry metal pan on a low flame.
  7. Flip once when the bottom begins to harden, then pinch all over with two fingers so the dough is not too thick and has a bumpy texture on one side.
  8. Check the bottom until it browns in spots, then remove the baati and place it upside-down on a grate or pan with holes in it. This will blacken the top a little, especially on the tops of the pinched bumps.
  9. To serve, drizzle liberally with ghee and accompany with a dhal or vegetable.

Here I have slightly changed the method of making Bati by baking them in the oven.