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Chhattisgarh's Batkar Curry Recipe

Chhattisgarh's Batkar Curry
How To Make Chhattisgarh's Batkar Curry

While exploring the food culture of Chhattisgarh, we came across a recipe that was light, healthy, and wholesome and make a perfect dish to add to your monsoon diet. It’s called masoor dal curry, traditionally referred to as batkar curry.

  • Total Cook Time 35 mins
  • Prep Time 20 mins
  • Cook Time 15 mins
  • Recipe Servings2
  • Easy

Ingredients of Chhattisgarh's Batkar Curry

  • 1 Cup Masoor dal with skin
  • half cup Dahi
  • 2-3 tbsp Besan
  • 1 tsp Chopped onion
  • Water, as needed
  • 2-3 Sprigs Curry Leaves
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 2 Whole red chillies
  • A pinch of Haldi
  • 1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
  • Salt, as per taste
  • Oil, for tadka

How to Make Chhattisgarh's Batkar Curry

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Wash and soak the dal overnight.
Next day, pressure-cook the dal with some salt. Keep aside.
Take curd, besan, haldi, cumin and coriander powder and salt in a bowl. Add water and mix. Keep aside.
Heat oil in kadhai and add red chilli and mustard seeds to it. Let it splutter.
Add onion and curry leaves and fry until the onion turns translucent in colour.
Add the boiled dal and mix for some time.
Finally add the buttermilk and simmer for 5 minutes.
Sprinkle freshly chopped coriander leaves (optional) and serve.

Key Ingredients: Masoor dal with skin , Dahi, Besan , Chopped onion , Water, as needed , Curry Leaves, Mustard Seeds, Whole red chillies , Haldi , Coriander Powder, Salt, as per taste , Oil, for tadka

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