Check Out The New Recipe From archanaskitchen.com . Baked Whole Wheat Masala Baati is a traditional Rajasthani recipe for a crusty baked dumpling-shaped cookie made of whole wheat kneaded together with spices. It has a fascinating origin, dating back to the ancient days when soldiers ate it as a staple war-time sustenance. During those days grains like wheat, jowar, bajra were a part of everyday meal. So soldiers would bury the prepared dough into smaller chunks and place it underground. The blistering heat of Rajasthan, with the sun beating down on the earth would cook the dumplings, and by the time the soldiers returned after a long dar’s war, they would have perfectly earth-baked abates ready for a meal.