Bhatwani

Brief: Uttarakhand famous, well known traditional dish Bhattwani is prepared from Pahari Bhatt Dal (Black Beans) powder.

Ingredients

  1. Bhatt ki Dal (Black Beans) – 1 cup
  2. Oil – 1/2 cup ( preferably mustard oil)
  3. Garlic – 4 to 5 cloves
  4. Cummin seeds – 1 tsp
  5. Black pepper – 4 nos.
  6. Red chillies whole – 4 to 5
  7. Asafoetida – a pinch
  8. Dry coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
  9. Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
  10. Red chillies powder – 1/2 tsp
  11. Water – 3 cups
  12. Salt to taste
  13. Garam masala – 1/2 tsp

Method

  1. Place an iron frying pan (Kadhai) on a moderate flame. Put Bhatt Ki Dal (Balck Beans) in it and roast it without oil for about 3 to 5 minutes or till the pleasant aroma of roasted seeds comes. Do not over cook it. Take off the flame. Grind the roasted seeds into a coarse powder.
  2. Heat oil in the Kadahi and add garlic cloves.When the garlic turns light brown, add cumin seeds, red chillies, black pepper, and heeng (asafoetida)
  3. Immediately add the daal powder and fry it for 1-2 minute or so. Add turmeric powder, dry coriander powder, red chillies powder, salt and water. Bring it to boil.
  4. Cover and Cook till the daal becomes very soft. Simmer for 20-30 minutes. Before taking off the heat, sprinkle garam masala over Bhatwani.
  5. Garnish with pure ghee and chopped coriander leaves. Serve with hot steamed rice.

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