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Dal Ka Dulha.

Rita Arora
10 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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Daal Ka Dulhais a regional speciality of Uttar Pradesh. Its simply a dish where we use wheat flour dough and give it a pasta like shape (or whatever you desire) dumpling in red lentil soup.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Indian
  • Boiling
  • Frying
  • Basic recipe
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Split Yellow Lentils 1 cup
  2. Turmeric powder 1 tsp
  3. Salt to taste
  4. Ingredients for Dough Dumplings:
  5. Wheat flour 200 gram
  6. Carom seeds 1/2 tsp
  7. Ingredients for Tempering:
  8. Garlic (chopped) 3 cloves
  9. Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  10. Mustard seeds 1/4 tsp
  11. Onion (chopped) 1
  12. Tomato (chopped) 2
  13. Coriander leaves 1/4 cup chopped


  1. Wash and soak the lentils for about 10 minutes. Take lentils into the pressure cooker and add turmeric powder and salt. Pressure cook it for about 10 minutes or till the lentils cooked properly.
  2. Take flour in a bowl and carom seeds. Add a small amount of water to knead the dough. The Dough should be tight.
  3. Take an orange size ball from the dough and roll it like a thick chapatti then cut it in circular shape. (I used my glass for making this)
  4. Take each of the pieces and give it a shape. Prepare all the wheat flower like this.
  5. Deep fry these wheat flowers in hot oil till golden, take out on a tissue paper and add it into lentils soup.
  6. Heat the pan with oil and temper with chopped garlic and seeds. Then add chopped onion and fry it till the onions are light golden brown in the colour.
  7. Then add chopped tomato and cook covered till the tomato is mushy. Add coriander leaves and mix it well.
  8. Add tempered ingredients into the pressure cooker and mix it well. You can add some pure ghee also,Daal Ka Dulhais ready and serve hot.

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Preeti Gurung
Preeti Gurung   Feb-14-2017

Very nice regional dish!

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