Baat — A Kumaoni dish served with steamed rice

Baat — A Kumaoni dish served with steamed rice

We present to you a lesser-known but a mouth-watering delicacy from Kumaon. “Baat” is a perfect dish that can be had either in lunch or dinner.


Capsicum                1 big

 Radish                     1 medium
(preferably Pahadi mooli)                     

French beans          250 gms

Potatoes                   2 medium size

Ridge gourd            250gms              

Curd                        1 cup

Rice flour               2 tsp

Turmeric                ½ tsp

Cumin                     ½ tsp

Green chilies          3-4

Refined oil              2 tsp     

Salt                          as per taste  

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Peel, cut and wash vegetables.

Heat oil in a pan. Temper with cumin and small pieces of green chilies.

Add vegetables, turmeric, salt and cook covered in slow flame till done.

Beat curd, rice flour and 1 cup water properly.

Cook this mixture with vegetables stirring constantly till it boils.

Cook for 10 minutes.

Add water as per required consistency and cook again.

Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves.

Serve hot with steamed rice.

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meeta shah
Meeta Shah, who hails from Nainital and now resides in Noida, has been keeping traditions and culture of Uttarakhand alive. She has been experimenting with Uttarakhand’s traditional and other dishes.

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