Dal baati churma is an Indian dish comprising dal (lentils) and baati (hard wheat rolls) and sweet churma. It's very popular in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh (especially in Braj, Nimar and Malwa regions).
It has three parts: dal, baati and churma.
Dal or lentils are cooked together after being soaked in water for a few hours. There may be a sweet and sour version of dal in some regions.
Baati is a hard bread made up of wheat flour commonly known as aata. Tennis ball-sized round balls of this dough are cooked in a well-heated traditional oven. When the baati becomes golden brown in colour, it is greased with ghee and is then served with dal, rava ladoo, rice, pudina chutney, kairi (raw mango) chutney, green salad with lots of onion, and fresh buttermilk (chass).
Churma is a popular Haryanvi, Rajasthani, Bihari, Uttar Pradesi, and Awadhi delicacy from India. It is coarsely ground wheat crushed and cooked with ghee and sugar. Traditionally it is made by mashing up bajri or wheat flour baatis or rotis in ghee and jaggery. It is usually high in calories.
Dal Baati churma is a very delicious dish. I use to prepare it on special occasions. My whole family loved it.
For the Churma
To bake and prepare Baati and Churma