Dal Baati Recipe : Most Loved Rajasthani Dish (With Churma)

India’s most loved Rajasthani Dish is “Dal Baati with Churma”. It has won people’s heart with the multi-textural and multi-sensorial experience that it gives when it melts into the mouth. The traditional way of preparing Dal Baati recipe is fixed but the variations are available. You can customize the recipe of Dal Baati and tweak with the original flavors and spices.

Dal Baati

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  • Recipe Category: Rajasthani Dish
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Serves: 5

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Dal Bati Churma Recipe

Ingredients for Dal Baati Recipe:

If you are planning to Make Dal Baati at home, then you would need to have lots of ingredients. Few of the Indian spices and condiments are commonly available in the house. Whereas the other veggies, dry fruits and the herbs need to be bought from the supermarket stores.

For Making Baati:

  • Wheat Flour – 1 cups
  • Semolina – ½ cup
  • Besan – 2 tbsp.
  • Milk /Curd – ½ cup
  • Ghee – 4 tbsp.
  • Salt – as per taste

Take approximately 2 full cups of wheat flour and use the melted Ghee. If you have frozen ghee then heat it at room temperature to liquefy. You can even heat the ghee on the gas stove. Use patanjali cow ghee for dal baati.

Note: The wheat flour can be replaced by Bajra if you want to make the recipe in the traditional manner. You can also make “Bajra no Rotlo” from the flour.

For Making Dal:

  • Rajma Beans – ¼ cup.
  • Black Gram – ¼ cup.
  • Bengal Gram – ¼ cup.
  • Split Green Gram – ¼ tbsp.
  • Split Black Lentils – 1 tbsp.
  • Onions – 2 cups
  • Tomatoes – 2 cups
  • Garam Masala Powder – ½ tsp.
  • Red Chilli Powder – 3 tsp.
  • Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp.
  • Coriander Powder – 1 tsp.
  • Dry Mango Powder – 2 tsp.
  • Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1 tbsp.
  • Tamarind Pulp – 2 tbsp.
  • Green Chillies – 1 cup
  • Heavy Cream – ½ cup
  • Cloves – 4 pieces
  • Bay Leaves – ½ cup
  • Coriander Leaves – 1 cup
  • Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp.
  • Asafoetida – 1 stick
  • Ghee / Vegetable Oil – 3 tbsp.
  • Salt to taste – as per taste

Note: You can make the ginger-garlic paste at home or buy from the market. If you do not have tamarind pulp and there is some tamarind date chutney stored in your fridge, then use that.

Ingredients For Making Churma:

  • Wheat Flour – 1 cup
  • Khoya / Mawa – ½ cup
  • Sugar – 6 tbsp.
  • Almond (soaked )– ½ cup
  • Cardamom Seeds– ¼ tsp.
  • Cinnamon Stick– 1 tbsp.
  • Semolina – ¼ cup
  • Cashew Nuts – ¼ cup
  • Almonds (roasted) – ¼ cup
  • Raisins – ½ cup
  • Milk – 2 cups large
  • Ghee – 4 tbsp.

Note: Cinnamon stick is also known as “Dalchini” in Hindi. And Semolina is nothing but the Suji or Rava. Grounded sugar means the powder form of sugar.

The cardamom has to be used in the powder form. Keep the approximate measurement of wheat flour and sugar as 200gms. No Indian dish is complete without the ample use of “ghee”, so to have its delightful taste, measure it up to 400gms.

Steps for Dal Baati Recipe:

To make Dal Baati is a lengthy and time-consuming process. We have divided into separate steps so it becomes easy for you to follow. Check the mentioned below instructions to make Dal, Baati, and Churma individually.

Pre-Preparation for Dal Baati:

Chop the Veggies:

  • Take all the veggies one by one.
  • Take onions and wash them.
  • Clean and peel off their skin.
  • Finely chop the onions.
  • Keep the chopped onions aside.
  • Then wash the tomatoes.
  • Clean and cube chop them.
  • Keep the chopped tomatoes aside.
  • Then take the green chillies and rinse.
  • To chop the green chillies, deseed them.
  • Then finely chop them or slit slice them.
  • Now, take some coriander leaves in a colander.
  • Wash them under running water and strain them.
  • Drain the excess water finely chop coriander leaves.
  • Then in the same colander or strainer, take bay leaves.
  • Rinse them with water for more than one time.
  • Then strain them and chop them. Keep them aside.

Note: Be careful while chopping the chillies.

Make Cardamom Powder:

  • Take the coriander seeds.
  • Roast the coriander seeds.
  • Grind them to the fine powder.
  • Sieve the powder and again grind.
  • Let the powder cool for some time.
  • Use ¼ tsp. cardamom powder.

Note: You can also make cardamom powder in bulk at home.

Soak Almonds:

  • Take the ½ cup almonds.
  • Wash them in the strainer.
  • Take a bowl and add them to it.
  • Also, pour the enough water in a bowl.
  • Soak the almonds in warm water.
  • Wait for few minutes before using them.
  • Finely chop them into small pieces.

Roast Dry Fruits:

  • Take a small pan and heat it.
  • Then add the other dry fruits.
  • Roast them till they are aromatic.
  • Then after a while turn off the flame.
  • Transfer the roasted nuts to the bowl.
  • Chop them and keep it aside.

Note: You can also roast some almonds along with cashews. But do not roast cashews with almonds, you can do it separately. Do not roast raisins.

Soak the Rajma Beans:

  • Clean and wash the Rajma beans.
  • Soak the Rajma beans in a bowl of water.
  • Then wash the black Gram properly.
  • Also, keep it to soak with beans.
  • Keep them soaked in water overnight.
  • You may also pinch soda in it.

Wash Lentils:

  • Take all the different types of Dal.
  • Firstly take the soaked lentils.
  • Strain them and drain the excess water.
  • Rinse and clean them once again.
  • Wash all the different type of Dal.

Sieve the flour:

  • Take the 1 cup of wheat flour.
  • Properly sieve the wheat flour.
  • Pass it through the sieve.
  • Repeat if you find some particles.

Instructions for Making Baati:

  • Mix the sieved wheat flour with semolina.
  • Add the Besan and knead into a firm dough.
  • Knead the dough properly for some time.
  • Keep adding water while you are kneading.
  • Pour the slight amount of ghee and curd.
  • Season the mixture with the salt as per taste.
  • Divide the dough equally into portions.
  • Take a pinch of dough and keep between your palms.
  • Roll each portion of the dough into the round shape.
  • After that flatten the dumplings with the fingers.
  • You can also use thumb to give a center indication.
  • Take the cooker and boil the water.
  • In the hot boiling water, add Baati’s that you shaped.
  • Let them cook and get boiled at the high flame.
  • When the Baati is done, drain and keep aside.
  • Heat a gas tandoor and put the Baati on the grill of the tandoor.
  • Ensure to cook the inside portions as well.
  • Keep the flame medium while you are cooking the Baati.
  • Take them out once done, split them and pour ghee on it.

Note: The baking technique of Baati can be either gas tandoor, an electric oven, or they can be deep fried but they are always served dipped in ghee accompanied with dal.

Instructions for Making Dal:

  • Take a pressure cooker and cook the lentils.
  • Pressure cook the Rajma beans and black gram.
  • Also add the Bengal gram and the split green gram.
  • Add the split black lentils in this pressure cooker.
  • Cook the lentils till they become soft or cooked properly.
  • Take the pan and add oil to heat.
  • Let it heat and then add onions.
  • Stir till they change color to brown.
  • Meanwhile, take a bowl and add the spice powders.
  • Add the red chilli powder and the turmeric powder.
  • Then add the Garam masala and coriander powder.
  • Stir properly and add water to make it paste.
  • Mix the spice powders well to form a smooth paste.
  • Take another pan, heat the ghee on it.
  • Once heated, add cloves and bay leaves.
  • Fry them for some time and add asafoetida.
  • Then add the green chillies and cumin seeds.
  • Fry everything to make a paste. This is another paste.
  • To the pan of the onions, add ginger-garlic paste.
  • Stir the mixture and add the chopped tomatoes. (You can also add ¼ tsp.tomato curry at this step and skip adding tomatoes.)
  • Fry properly and add the paste of masalas.
  • To this mixture, now add beans and give a stir.
  • Season the mixture properly with salt as per taste.
  • Also, sprinkle the dry mango powder or amchur.
  • Then add the tamarind pulp and mix everything again.
  • Try to blend the ingredients properly with each other.
  • Let their taste come up in the thickness of the gravy.
  • Pour some whisked heavy cream over the gravy.
  • Drizzle some ghee over the cooked Dal.

And the hot and healthy Dal is ready to be served! The Dal is also known as “Lentil Curry”.

Note: The most common type of lentil, i.e. Chana Dal is also used for making tasty and spicy Dal of delicious Dal Pakwan which is made from Bengal Gram.

Instructions for Making Churma: 

  • Take one large sized mixing bowl.
  • Add the wheat flour to this bowl.
  • Mix semolina with it in the same bowl.
  • Now add melted the ghee to the mixture.
  • Mix these dry ingredient’s well with the ghee.
  • In between keep adding milk and knead.
  • Keep kneading till you get the too soft dough.
  • Use the little amount of water as required.
  • Make a stiff dough of the mixture.
  • Once done, let the dough rest aside for some time.
  • Meanwhile, again take the frying pan.
  • Heat the ghee till it melts completely.
  • Keeps the flame low while melting ghee.
  • While the ghee is melting, take a pinch of dough.
  • Make the small round shaped dumplings of the dough.
  • Deep fry the dumplings till the colour becomes brown.
  • You have to fry the dumplings till they become crispy.
  • Once fried evenly, take them out of the frying pan.
  • Keep the fried dumplings on the oil-absorbent paper.
  • Once they are cooled, grind the balls and mix khoya.
  • Again take the ghee and heat it on medium flame.
  • When the ghee is heating, add sugar to it.
  • Add the ground mixture and the broken cinnamon.
  • Also, add the cardamom seeds or the cardamom powder
  • Also, add chopped and roasted almonds and raisins,
  • Add the roasted cashew nuts and fry it properly.
  • Also, mix the soaked almonds into the mixture at this step.
  • Mix everything well in the pan.

And the Churma is ready! Serve the Ladoo in the plate with the ghee.

Note: Always serve the Churma warm and hot.

The preparation of Churma alone will take 11-15minutes for gathering and chopping the ingredients required in the dish. Whereas the cooking duration can be of maximum 2 hours.
Additional Information:

  • Calories: 1311 calories
  • Total Time: PT120M
  • Date Published:

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Dal Baati is made differently at different places, you can find some difference in taste. And thus the taste and the look can differ from house to house and restaurant to restaurant. The latest trend in the making of Dal Baati is to use five type of different “Dals”. This style of its preparation enriches the taste and richness of the dish. The Dal prepared this way is extremely flavorful and has a strong aroma.

There is the goodness of five different flavors as well the greatness of nutritive values contained in each type of the Dal.  It is one dish with a multi-tastes which is a treat for taste buds. Dal Baati with the sweet Churma holds a prestigious position in the menu of various Restaurants. It is the most common dish prepared for the Rajasthani festivals and occasions. Serving guest with this complete meal dish is nothing else than a feast.

Thus making one bowl of dal powerhouse of proteins which is extremely healthy to have. The blending of five different types of Dal with each other indeed makes the dish delicious and flavorful. The aromatic fragrance of the Dal is irresistible and lovely texture is highly tempting. The combination of various ingredients and spices makes the healthy Dal very tasty. The Baati and Churma balance the heat.


  • The cooking time of this dish of Dal Baati Recipe is approximately 2 hours which includes pre-preparation.
  • The minimum serving is 4-5 people but the number may vary along with the gauge of ingredients.
  • You can reduce the proportion of red chilli powder and other spices if you want the dish to be mild.
  • You can easily make the Garam masala powder at home.
  • If you want spicier, then you can adjust the spice powders accordingly.
  • It is one of the most recommended dishes to have in winters which can warm you instantly.
  • You can store Churma in the fridge for the later use but always make fresh Dal and Baati.
  • Always serve the Baati along with ghee or else they will taste dry.
  • You can prepare the Baati in the oven as well.
  • Even it is easy to prepare amchur powder at home.


The aroma of the spicy Dal is highly tempting. The fragrance of Baati is highly alluring and the sweet smell of Churma is enough to catch the attention. With the proper garnishing, you can make your Dal Baati dish look more appealing to eyes.

Garnish the plate of Dal Baati Churma with:

  • Coriander leaves
  • Slit Green Chilies
  • Drizzle of Ghee
  • Onion Rings

Serving Suggestion:

Serve these different types of food items from Rajasthani Cuisine on a large plate. The combination of the Dal Baati with Churma is enough to sate your appetite.

  • You can eat it dal baati plain as it is.
  • You can place some mild Kachumber salad.
  • You can keep spicy pickle as a side dish.
  • Eat the Dal Baati with crunchy Boondi Raita.
  • You can pair the dal baati with the Churma.
  • Pair the whole dish with fried crispy Masala Papad.

This dish itself is a complete meal. But to make it, even more, tummy filling, you can serve it with plain rice or any different type of spicy rice. So, crush the Baati, dip it in the Dal and douse it with ghee! Take small crunchy bites of sweet Churma!

Quick Tip:
  • If you are using Curd, then you can prepare the curd at home.
  • If you are preparing Baati in the oven, then cooking time would vary.
  • The cooking time in the oven varies according to the type of oven.
  • If you do not wish to use ghee, then prepare the Baati with the oil.
  • The dish tastes best when you use homemade fresh cream.
Time Serving Calories
2:00 hours 4 to 5 people 1311 calories

Rajasthani Cuisine has a combination of various unique food flavors from the simplest and the basic ingredients. There are various food items which are famous due to their own individual taste and flavors of Rajasthani zest. The best amongst all is the Dal Baati with Churma which has a balanced combination of spicy, sweet and savoury flavors in it. Make each of them at home and enjoy the taste of these delicious dishes.

The Dal Baati dish was mainly prepared by the travelers in the middle age because it does not require much utilization of utensils and it’s easy to make. Moreover the sweet is made from the remaining of the ingredients for the main dish which makes it ideal for a complete meal. So if you are planning to make at home, then do not panic as it does not use much of utensils and also there is no need to prepare Churma if you already have Ladoo at home.

The Churma is also known as Atta Ka Ladoo or the wheat flour Ladoo. It can also be made of the different flavors which can raise the taste buds like orange, rose, white, etc. There are various types of different Ladoo which can be made from any type of fruits, flour or other ingredients. You can make Motichoor Ladoo, Rava Ladoo, Coconut Ladoo, Malai Ladoo, Til Ladoo, and much more varieties. They are simple, easy and a quick to make the sweet side serve.

Baati is nothing but the Rajasthani style of flaky sweet bread of round shape. There are various other types of Baati such as Bafla Bati made with mashed boiled potatoes and whole spices, Stuffed Bati which has the stuffing of paneer and various veggies with spices, Mashed Bati and much more. It is eaten in the place of Roti, any type of Paratha, Poori or Luchi.

The recipe of Dal Baati uses healthy grains and the protein shots by the lentils. The ghee has its own nutritive and detoxifying properties. It’s a recipe with the high amount of calories which may raise the eyebrows of health cautious but you can make it less calorific by reducing the fair share of ghee in the dish. It is indeed time taking and tedious task to make at home, but with little work done in advance, you can make it with ease.

You can also tweak with the taste of Dal, Baati or Churma and make it suitable to your taste palates. The Ingredients are not too tough to find, almost every home has the basic whole spices and the spice powders or the masalas. The beans used are handy to find at any supermarket. Warm Baati drowned in hot Dal is a perfect platter to serve with an accompaniment of sweet Churma. So, prepare today and impress your guests and relatives!