Dal, Bati and Churma

Stuffed and baked wheat dumplings served with dal made up of five lentils along with lip smacking churma.

Cooking Time: 45 mins

Serves: 4

Ingredients for Bati

  • 1 cup atta
  • ¼ cup besan
  • 1/2 cup melted ghee (mixed in dough)
  • 1 tbsp sooji
  • 2 tsp ajwain
  • 2 tsp saunf
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ cup ghee (to brush the baatis before serving)

Preparation Method of Bati

  • Knead the dough well by mixing all the ingredients except for the ghee which is used to brush the baatis at last.
  • Heat the tandoor at low temperature.
  • Make small dumplings from the dough and make it as smooth as you can.
  • Press it with a thumb in the middle section.
  • Brush your baatis with ghee before placing them on tandoor.
  • Place the baatis for twenty minutes in the tandoor.
  • Keep flipping them after every ten minutes to make sure they don’t get burnt.
  • Take them out when they are golden and brown.
  • Serve them dipped in generous amount of ghee.

Ingredients for Dal

  • Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  • Cumin Powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp
  • Green Whole Moong Dal – 1/4 cup (washed and soaked for at least 8 hours)
  • Masoor Dal – 1/4 cup (washed and soaked for 10 min.)
  • Moong Dal – 1/4 cup (washed and soaked for 10 min.)
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Onion (Finely Chopped) – 1 cup
  • Red Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
  • Salt – Per taste
  • Tomatoes (Chopped finely) – 1 cup
  • Toor Dal – 1/4 cup (washed and soaked for 10 min.)
  • Chana Dal – 1/4 cup (washed and soaked for 10 min.)


  • Cilantro – 1/2 cup finely chopped (for garnishing)
  • Garlic – 5-6 cloves crushed
  • Ghee – 2 tsp
  • Ginger – 1 inch piece crushed
  • Green Chillies – 2-3 finelly sliced
  • Jeera (Cumin Seeds) – 1 tsp
  • Onion – 1/2 cup finely chopped
  • Rai (Mustard Seeds) – 1 tsp

Preparation Method of Dal

  • Take oil in a pan; add chopped onions fry till transparent.
  • Add tomatoes (chopped) sauté them for five minutes.
  • Add all the dry masalas to the mixture.
  • Add enough water to the dal.
  • Cook the dal till it is completely cooked.
  • Add cilantro to the dal and cover it again.
  • Take another pan.
  • Heat some ghee in it add jeera in it.
  • Once they clutter, add garlic and ginger and green chillies till nice aroma comes up.
  • Add tadka to the dal before serving it.
  • Serve hot with bati.

Ingredients for Churma

  • Beasn: ½ cup
  • Sugar: 4 cups
  • Sooji: ½ cup
  • Mixed nuts (kishmish, kaju, badam, pista)
  • Wheat flour: 4 cups

Preparation Method of Churma

  • Mix wheat flour, beasn and sooji with half cup of ghee and water.
  • Mix it hard to make dough.
  • Make small flat balls out of the dough.
  • Heat some ghee and fry these balls in a kadai.
  • When the balls cool down after frying blend it in a fine powder in a grinder.
  • Add one and a half cup of ghee along with the nuts in the grinded churma.



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