Dal Bati Churma Recipe - Rajasthani Dal Baati Churma

Dal Bati Churma Recipe
Dal Bati Churma is a traditional Rajasthani treat.The spicy dal with the sweet churma along with deep fried crunchy batis, its such a treat.Few weeks when I was googling saw a dal bati churma picture which tempted me so much that I decided to try it the next day itself.After waving bye to mittu, reached out to a near by store to get the missing ingredients and started it right away.I got an idea of the recipe from my north indian neighbour but for measurements I referred Tarla Dalal.

Right from searching for the recipe to cooking,clicking and plating it, I enjoyed the entire process thoroughly.And how can I forget to mention about eating ;) I just love north indian cuisine so much that I had a feast having this dal bati churma as brunch :).I loved to have churma as such it was soo yum.Do try this heavenly combo and enjoy yourself.

Dal Bati Churma Recipe
Though bati and churma patties recipes are almost similar, as given in the orginal recipe I followed 2 different recipes with slight variations.You can use the same bati recipe, deep fry and make churma for easy shortcut thats what my neighbour suggested too.She said as its heavy they make only when there is any occassion or special guests arrive.

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Dal Bati Churma Recipe 

Preparation Time:20 minutes | Cooking Time : 1 hr | Serves:3
Recipe Category: Snack | Recipe Cuisine: North Indian| Reference : Tarla Dalal

For Dal:

Chana Dal - 1/4 cup
Toor Dal - 1/4 cup
Moong Dal - 1/4 cup
Urad dal - 1 tbsp
Garlic - 1 tsp finely chopped
Onion - 1 medium sized finely chopped
Tomatoes - 1 medium sized chopped roughly
Chilli powder - 2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala Powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander Leaves - 2 tsp finely chopped

To temper:

Ghee - 1 tbsp
Cloves - 2
Bayleaf - 1
Cumin Seeds - 2 tsp
Green Chilli -1 slitted
Hing - a pinch

For Bati:

Whole Wheat Flour - 1 cup
Fine Sooji(Rava) - 1/4 cup
Besan Flour - 2 tbsp
Milk - 1/2 cup
Melted Ghee - 3 tbsp
Ajwain - 1/4 tsp
Salt - to taste

For Churma:

Whole Wheat Flour - 1 cup
Fine Sooji(Rava) - 1/4 cup
Melted Ghee - 4 tsp
Almond Silvers - 2 tbsp
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Powdered sugar - 4 tbsp
Melted Ghee / Oil - For deep frying

For Serving:

Lemon Juice
Chopped Raw Onion


  1. Rinse the dals well and pressure cook for 5 whistles along with a pinch of turmeric powder,salt and 3 cups of water.Once pressure releases, mash it well with a laddle and set aside.In a pan heat ghee - add the items listed under 'to temper' and let it splutter.How to make Dal Recipe - Step1
  2. Add chopped onion, garlic and saute till onions turn transparent.Then add tomatoes along with red chilli,turmeric,coriander and garam masala powders along with salt(adjust as we have already added in dal).Saute for few mins until raw smell of tomatoes leave.
    How to make Dal Recipe - Step2
  3. Now add mashed dal and mix well.Let the dal boil for 5 mins, add little water if its too thick.Finally garnish with coriander leaves and switch off.
    How to make Dal Recipe - Step3


  1. In a mixing bowl - take all the ingredients listed under 'for bati', mix well and knead it together to form a stiff dough.Divide the dough into small balls and flatten them using your palms.Make a small indentation in the centre of the baatis using your thumb. Arrange them in a baking tray.
    How to make Bati Recipe - Step1
  2. Preheat oven at 180 deg C for 10mins and bake in preheated oven for atleast 25-30mins or until the top turns golden.When it is still hot, brush with ghee.
    How to make Bati Recipe - Step2


  1. In a mixing bowl -take wheat flour,rava and ghee, add water to form a stiff dough.Make patties with your palms with a indentation at the center.
    How to make Churma Recipe - Step1
  2. Heat oil (you can use ghee too) and deep fry the patties in hot oil till golden brown.Turn over and cook for even cooking, cook in low medium flame.Drain in tissue paper and set aside to cool down.
    How to make Churma Recipe - Step2
  3. Once it is completely cool, break them into small pieces and grind it using a mixer.Grind it a little coarse.I did it in batches as I used my small mixie jar.Collect the mixture in a bowl, add powdered sugar and cardamom powder and mix well.
    How to make Churma Recipe - Step3
  4. Chop almonds lengthwise add it along with ghee and give a quick mix.
    How to make Churma Recipe - Step4
Serving Suggestion : 
Heat the dal again till piping hot.Break the baatis and place it in serving plate, pour dal over it,drizzle ghee and sprinkle chopped onions,add lemon juice and have it with churma.I loved to have it soaked for while then have it to enjoy the full flavours.

Dal Bati Churma Recipe

My Notes:

Dal Bati Churma Recipe