Dal Bati Churma Recipe

Dal Bati Churma is a very Popular Rajasthani Recipe. Toor dal is used to make dal that can be served with sweet churma and Wheat flour Bati that can be made with or without using a microwave oven.

Ingredients for Dal Bati Churma :

For Dal :
1 cup Toor Dal (Arhar / Yellow Dal )
1 onion, finely chopped
1 tomato, chopped
2 green chillies, chopped
8-10 cloves garlic, chopped (lahsun)
2 table-spoon oil
1 table-spoon coriander leaves, finely chopped to garnish (dhaniya patti)
4 cup water
salt to taste

Herbs and Spices (for Dal) :
1/4 t-spoon cardamom powder
1/4 t-spoon black pepper powder
1/4 t-spoon cinnamon powder
1/4 t-spoon clove powder
1/2 t-spoon cumin seeds (jeera)
2/3 t-spoon coriander powdered (dhaniya)
1/4 t-spoon Red Chilli Powder (Lal Mirch Powder)
1/4 t-spoon garam masala
2/3 t-spoon turmeric powdered (haldi)

For Bati :
4 cup whole wheat flour
1 t-spoon Ajwain (Carom Seeds)
4 table-spoon oil
2 table-spoon powdered sugar
salt to taste

For Churma :
1 cup Whole Wheat flour 
1/2 cup Khoya
1 cup Ghee (Clarified butter)
1 cup ground Sugar
10-12 pieces Almond soaked and chopped
5-6 pieces choti ilaichi (Small cardamom)
1/2 t-spoon Dalchini powder (powdered Cinnamon)


How to make Dal Bati Churma :

For Dal :

  • Wash Toor Dal 3-4 times with water and soak for 15-20 mins.
  • Pressure cook Toor Dal with 4 cups of water, turmeric and a pinch of salt 15 mins. or until Toor Dal gets tender.
  • For tempering, take a frying pan and heat oil over medium flame. After a minute add cumin seeds and chopped green chillies, stir it for 15-30 secs. Then, add onion, garlic and cook for about 3-4 mins. stirring continuously. Add, chopped tomatoes to the pan and cook further on medium flame for 2-3 mins.
  • Now, add all the spices to the pan and Stir well. After a minute add Toor Dal mixture and salt to the large frying pan and turn the heat to high, stir it well. When it starts boiling, turn the heat to low, cover the pan and cook further for 8-10 mins. or until the Toor Dal gets soften and gets little dissolved in a mixture.
  • Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves. Serve Dal hot with Bati and Churma.


For Bati :

  • Combine all the ingredients of Bati in a large bowl and mix well.
  • Now knead it by adding water in little quantity and mix it to form a medium consistency dough.
  • Prepare Bati, fist make a round shaped ball, then press it with palms of your hands to make a thick peda.
  • Cook it in a preheat oven at 350 F or you can use a grill of a gas oven to cook it over low-medium flame. For gas oven keep on rotating the sides in every 3-4 minutes. Cook untill bati turn brown in colour and gives several cracks.
  • Dip hot bati in ghee and serve with dal and chutma.


For Churma :

  • Mix half of the ghee with wheat flour and knead it to make a dough. Make small balls of this dough.
  • Take a frying pan and heat remaining ghee in it. Fry wheat balls on low heat untill they get golden brown. Cool to room temperature.
  • Grind these fried wheat flour balls and mix it with khoya, ilaichi and dalchini powder. Now again fry this mixture for a minute with the remaining ghee in the pan.
  • Now, add sugar to it and mix properly. Serve Churma with dal and bati.