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:

Serves: 4


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.



Author: anumrinal

I am a homemaker living in Bangalore, India, with my husband and sweet twin daughters.

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