Dal Baati Recipe

Dal Baati Recipe

20 min
2-3 People
15 min



I still remember the first time I tasted the delicious flavours of Dal Baati. It happened when I was in Rajasthan and could smell the spices. They called to me and led me to a unique culinary journey. When I took a bite of this traditional Rajasthani food, I was amazed by how well the different tastes and textures went together. Every bite was a surprise, from how crispy the baati was to how rich the dal was. Since then, Dal Baati has a special place in my heart because it makes me think of how friendly and warm people are in Rajasthan.




Recipe of Dal Bati




For Bati:

  • 2 cups Wheat flour
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 tsp Carom seeds (Ajwain)
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 2-3 tsp Ghee
  • Water, as required


For Dal:

  • Urad dal
  • Chana dal
  • Toor dal
  • Moong dal
  • Masoor dal
  • Salt, to taste
  • 2 tsp Turmeric powder


For Tadka:

  • 2 tsp Ghee
  • 2 tsp Fennel seeds (Saunf)
  • 1 tsp Coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2-3 Dry red chillies
  • 1 tsp Chopped garlic
  • 2 tsp Chopped green chillies
  • 1/2 tsp Hing (Asafoetida)
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 1 tsp Red chilli powder
  • 1 tsp Dry fenugreek leaves (Kasuri methi)
  • 1 tsp Garam masala powder
  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp Chopped coriander
  • 1 tsp Chopped ginger

Rogan for garnish





For Bati:

  1. In a bowl, mix wheat flour, salt, carom seeds, turmeric powder, and red chilli powder. Add ghee and knead the dough using water until it's smooth and soft.

  2. Divide the dough into equal-sized portions and shape them into round batis. Ensure the surface is smooth.

  3. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Place the batis on a baking tray and bake them for about 10-12 minutes until they turn golden brown, flipping halfway through. Drizzle some ghee over them while roasting.

  4. Once baked, immediately transfer the batis to a bowl filled with ghee to keep them soft.


For Dal:

  1. Combine all the dals (urad dal, chana dal, toor dal, moong dal, masoor dal) in a pressure cooker. Add salt and turmeric powder. Pressure cook until the dals are soft and cooked.

  2. For the tadka, heat ghee in a pan. Add fennel seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, dry red chillies, chopped garlic, and chopped green chillies. Saute until aromatic.

  3. Add hing, coriander powder, red chilli powder, kasuri methi, garam masala powder, and turmeric powder. Stir well.

  4. Pour in some water and add chopped fresh coriander and ginger. Mix well.

  5. Add the boiled dal to the tadka mixture and let it simmer for a few minutes. Adjust the consistency by adding water if needed.

  6. Once the dal is cooked and flavored, add rogan for garnish.



  1. Break the batis into pieces and place them in a serving bowl.

  2. Pour the hot dal over the batis.

  3. Serve the delicious Dal Bati hot and enjoy the flavorsome combination.


This traditional Rajasthani dish is a hearty and comforting meal that is sure to satisfy your taste buds!




About the Recipe


Dal Baati is a traditional Rajasthani dish made up of two main parts: dal and baati. The dal is a tasty lentil dish made from five different kinds of lentils. The baati is a round bread made from whole wheat flour. Traditionally, the baatis are cooked over charcoal, which gives them a smoky taste and a crunchy outside. When they are done cooking, they are served with ghee and churma, a special spice mix made from sugar or jaggery mixed with flaked baatis. This food is loved by both people who live in and visit Rajasthan because it is both tasty and good for you.


Cooking Tips


  1. To ensure that the baatis are cooked evenly, make sure to roll them into uniform-sized balls.
  2. Preheat the oven or grill before placing the baatis to ensure even cooking and a crispy exterior.
  3. Brush the baatis with ghee before baking or grilling to enhance their flavor and texture.
  4. Keep an eye on the baatis while they are cooking to prevent them from burning.
  5. Serve the dal hot with freshly chopped coriander leaves and a squeeze of lemon juice for added freshness.



Pairing Guide


Dal Baati pairs well with a variety of accompaniments, including:

  • Freshly chopped onions and green chilies
  • Pickled vegetables such as mango or lime
  • Spicy chutneys like mint or tamarind
  • Cooling yogurt raita with cucumber and mint




Frequently Asked Questions about Dal Baati


  1. What is the origin of Dal Baati?
    • Dal Baati originated in the state of Rajasthan, India, where it is a staple part of the local cuisine.
  2. What are the main ingredients used in Dal Baati?
    • The main ingredients include whole wheat flour, lentils (such as urad, chana, moong, masoor, and toor dal), spices, ghee, and water.
  3. How is the baati cooked?
    • Traditionally, baatis are cooked over charcoal or in an oven until they are golden brown and crispy on the outside.
  4. Can I make Dal Baati without an oven or grill?
    • Yes, you can also cook baatis on a stovetop or in a pressure cooker for a similar result.
  5. Is Dal Baati a healthy dish?
    • Yes, Dal Baati is a nutritious dish as it is rich in proteins, fiber, and essential nutrients from lentils and whole wheat flour.
  6. What is churma, and how is it served with Dal Baati?
    • Churma is a sweet dish made from powdered baatis mixed with sugar or jaggery. It is served alongside Dal Baati as a dessert or a side dish.
  7. Can I customize the spice level of Dal Baati according to my preference?
    • Yes, you can adjust the amount of spices used in both the dal and the baati according to your taste preferences.
  8. What is the best way to reheat leftover Dal Baati?
    • To reheat leftover Dal Baati, you can either microwave it or warm it up in a pan with a little ghee for added flavor.
  9. Can I make Dal Baati in advance and store it for later?
    • Yes, you can make both the dal and the baati in advance and store them separately in the refrigerator. Simply reheat and serve when ready to eat.
  10. What are some variations of Dal Baati that I can try?
    • Some popular variations include adding different vegetables to the dal or stuffing the baatis with a mixture of spices and herbs before cooking.