Food and food patterns change in every region based on the palate of the people and availability of food ingredients. Until recently, the latter used to dictate food habits and in the last century or so, with faster transportation the taste and food preferences of people are also changing fast. While different types of foods, customized to Indian tastes will continue to work their way in our diets, the old and original foods of a region are still the favorites for many. Dal bati is one such traditional dish loved for its excellent taste and high nutritious value.
Baati can be eaten plain or with different types of fillings like peas,onions and sattu. Baati which is littel softer cooked is called as Bafla. Baati and Bafla are always eaten with hot dal, pure ghee and chutney.
Purohit Dal Bati is located about 20 kms away from Gandhinagar and is believed that they serve the best Dal Bati Churma in this part of the country. We have been regular visitors at Purohit Dal Bati since a long time now.
Baati is provided in a limited quantity : usually 5 pieces are provided with onions, jaggery and chutney as accompaniments. Daal is provided in a thali and is usually provided in as much quantity as required to finish of the Baati. Purohit Dal Bati offers different types of Dal depending on the style of preparation, usage of ghee or oil and the tadka used to prepare the same. The Baati is then slowly broken in to small pieces, mixed with the Dal and then eaten. One can also add garlic chutney and ghee to this mixture depending on the taste. Cost of a meal usually ranges from Rs 30 to 50 depending on the Dal ordered.
Dal – Bati along with Churma is one of the most staple dishes of the region. Purohit Dal Bati is located on the Himmatnagar highway, NH 8 C, going towards Himmatnagar from Ahmedabad and one of the best places to have daal bati in the area.