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Masala bafla bati is a delicious stuffed dumpling made using whole wheat flour (atta) and spicy potato filling (aloo ka masala).  It is a popular dish in Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. bafla is traditionally made with a clay oven but in this recipe, it is made with a kadai or pan. It is easy to make and prepared with very basic ingredients and tastes delectable. Do try this!

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Stuffed bafla bati recipe | masala bafla bati recipe | bharwa bafla bati | how to make bafla bati

Author Nehas Cook Book
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 8 bati


For potato stuffing

  • 1 cup boiled and mashed potatoes
  • ¼ cup boiled green peas
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp crushed coriander seeds
  • Pinch of hing
  • 1 tsp green chilli paste
  • 1 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp amchur powder
  • Salt to taste
  • Some coriander leaves

For stuffed bafla bati

  • 1.5 cup wheat flour
  • ½ cup rava
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp ajwain
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 3 tbsp melted ghee
  • ¼ cup curd
  • ½ tsp sugar
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ cup hot water or as required
  • Potato masala
  • Ghee for roasting


Making potato masala

  • In a pan, add oil, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, coriander seeds, hing, green chilli paste, and ginger-garlic paste. Saute it.
  • Now lower the flame, and add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, chaat masala, garam masala, and amchur powder. Mix well and saute it.
  • Then add boiled and mashed potatoes, green peas, salt, and coriander leaves. Mix well.
  • Masala is ready. Keep it aside.

Making stuffed bafla bati

  • Add wheat flour, rava, turmeric powder, salt, ajwain, jeera, and melted ghee in a mixing bowl. Mix well.
  • Now add in a center, add curd, sugar, and baking soda. Mix well.
  • Then add hot water gradually and knead the tight and smooth dough for bafla bati.
  • Cover and rest the dough for 20 minutes.
  • Now add 1 tsp ghee to dough and knead for 1 minute.
  • Then take medium size ball and make a round disc with your hand.
  • Now add stuffing into center and seal the edges. (refer to video)
  • Make all stuffed bafla bati in the same way.
  • Now in a bowl, add 3 cup water into the deep vessel and bring it to a boil.
  • Then place a plate above it and grease the plate with oil.
  • Then place stuffed bati on a plate. Cover and steam bati on high flame for 15 minutes.
  • Cool down the steam bati and press it slightly. (refer to video)
  • Now in a kadai, add 3 tbsp ghee and roast stuffed bafla bati until it turns golden brown.
  • Serve masala bafla bati with spicy garlic chutney and onion slices.


  • The addition of rava into flour mixture gives the perfect texture to bati.
  • Mix and rub ghee into the flour mixture, so the texture of flour is slightly crumbly and easily bind between hand.
  • Curd enhances the taste of bati.
  • Use slightly hot water for kneading bati dough.
  • Knead the tight dough for bati, do not knead soft dough.
  • Steam bati on high flame for 15 minutes or till tooth-pick comes out clean.
  • Cool down bati and press it slightly.
  • Roast bati on low-medium flame till it becomes crispy from both sides.
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