Toka Chef Recipe: Baked Baati Churma, A Rajasthani Special

posted by Preethi Chandrasekhar, July 06, 2017

We are exploring the tigers of Ranthambore, Rajasthan this month at Toka Box. So we decided to explore the royal food of Rajasthan too. :-)

So, here comes the Baked Baati Churma recipe which is a famous Rajasthani delicacy. Baati is nothing but baked wheat rolls, and churma is the crushed baati which is served with ghee and jaggery. Baati Churma a perfect kid's friendly recipe.

Last month, I posted Mixed Zucchini Dal as part of the Thali. It's not the authentic Panch mel dal from Rajasthan but quite similar to that. This baati, the baked wheat rolls can be served along with the dal or like the churma which I am going to share now.

Food Texture



For this recipe, I used both wheat flour and semolina or sooji which makes it perfect for Toka Juniors to learn about food texture. Let the kids mix and knead and shape the rolls. You can teach them the difference between subtle texture and coarse texture. And for the Toka Explorers, along with texture, you can show them the difference between ghee and butter and the process of extracting ghee from butter.

What is Ghee?


Ghee = Butter - (milk solids + water) . We derive ghee from butter by heating until the milk solids are browned, and all moisture is evaporated.

Let's get back to the cooking process. Here is the simple recipe for preparing the baati with your child,

Ingredients

For the Baati





For the Churma





Procedure

Preparing the Baati

























You can serve this baati with Zucchini dal and ghee or prepare churma like below.

Preparing the Churma:






Mix well and enjoy!!!

Toka Chef Moment


Kiddo asked me this interesting question, why do we need to roll them into balls and bake and then again break them into pieces? Why can't we just crumble the dough and bake? Hmmm, what do you think?

Toka Yum Moment


Ghee, jaggery, and baati - no way it can go wrong. :-) We enjoyed Baati Churma as a snack and for our breakfast too.



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