As I want to cook 10 Garhwali (they are from the Garhwal in Uttaranchal) dishes, I thought to start with the simplest and so cooked Bhatwani today. Although almost all of the Garhwali dishes; that I know; are simple to cook, I felt to make Bhatwani as my DH loves it. All you need for this recipe is black soybean.
Here is the recipe for you all:
1 cup soaked black soybean. (soak about 3/4 cup soy overnight)
2 tbsp rice flour. (traditionally they soak about 2 spoons rice separately )
1 green chili (can use more according to the taste)
3-4 cloves garlic
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
salt to taste
Grind soaked soy, chili and garlic in to a paste. Add all the other ingredients to the paste with about 1 liter water.
Heat oil in a Kadhai or pan, add mustard seeds. When the seeds crackle add the dal mix to the oil. Let it come to a boil and after that cook for about 10 minutes on medium heat. Adjust seasoning and thickness of gravy.
Serve hot with Roti or Chawal.