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Dal Batti Churma

Rekha Unni
20 minutes
Prep Time
80 minutes
Cook Time
5 People
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ABOUT Dal Batti Churma RECIPE

Traditional delicious Rajasthani dish - Panchmel Dal, Batti and Sweet Churma topped with nuts

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • Rajasthan
  • Simmering
  • Blending
  • Baking
  • Main Dish
  • Gluten Free

Ingredients Serving: 5

  1. For Panchmel Dal
  2. 1/3 cup Chana Dal
  3. 1/3 cup toovar (arhar) dal
  4. 1/3 cup moong dal
  5. 1 tbsp urad dal
  6. 1 tbsp whole moong dal
  7. 3 tsp chili powder
  8. 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  9. 1 tsp Coriander powder
  10. 1/2 tsp garam masala
  11. 3 cloves
  12. 2 bayleaves
  13. 1 tsp cumin seeds
  14. 2 green chillies, slit
  15. Pinch of Asafoetida
  16. 2 tsp dried mango powder
  17. 2 tsp tamarind pulp
  18. 3 tbsp ghee
  19. Salt to taste
  20. For churma
  21. 1 cup coarse whole wheat flour
  22. 1/4 cup Semolina
  23. 4 tbsp melted ghee
  24. 2 tbsp almond slivers
  25. 1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder
  26. 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  27. 2 tbsp sliced pistachios
  28. 4tbsp milk or as required
  29. For Batti
  30. 1 cup whole wheat flour
  31. 1/2 cup semolina
  32. Salt to taste
  33. 2 tbsp Besan
  34. 4 tbsp melted ghee
  35. 8 tbsp milk or as required
  36. Additional Ghee for Brushing/Dipping Batti


  1. For Dal: Clean and wash the dals and add 4 cups of water. Pressure cook till the dals are cooked.
  2. In a bowl, combine the chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala with 3 tablespoons of water and mix well. Keep aside.
  3. Heat the ghee in a pan and add the cloves, bay leaves, cumin seeds, green chilies and asafoetida. When the cumin seeds crackle, add the prepared masala paste and saute for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Add the cooked dals, amchur, tamarind pulp and salt and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes. Adjust the consistency of the dal and if required, add some water. Switch off
  5. For Battis: Mix all the ingredients and knead into a firm dough. Knead well for 5 to 7 minutes. Let it rest for 10 minutes
  6. This can be cooked in gas tandoor or oven. I have made it in oven. Preheat oven to 180, line baking tray
  7. Divide dough in equal parts, flatten between palms, it will have cracks which is ok. Place them on baking tray and bake for 25-30 minutes, flipping in between to ensure all sides are cooked. Keep it aside
  8. For Churma: Mix all the ingredients and knead into a firm dough. Knead well for 5 to 7 minutes. Let it rest for 10 minutes. Repeat the procedure used for making battis
  9. Soak Almonds & Pistachios in hot water for 15-20 minutes and thinly slice them. Keep it aside
  10. Break the cooked battis for churma into coarse powder. Add ghee, cardamom, sugar, nuts and mix well
  11. For Serving: Dip Battis in ghee. Transfer them to plate, Garnish Churma with almond slivers and serve in a bowl Pour the panchmel dal on battis, add additional ghee if required and serve with churma .. Enjoy the delicious warm lunch

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Shivani Pawar
Shivani Pawar   Apr-22-2018

Beautiful :ok_hand:

Reema Garg
Reema Garg   Apr-22-2018

I will surely try this.

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