Daal Bati Recipe

Daal Bati Recipe

Cuisine: Rajasthani

Daal Bati Recipe: Daal Bati is a Rajasthani dish consisting of baked wheat flour balls (bati) served with spicy lentil curry (daal). It’s a wholesome and iconic Rajasthani meal.


  • 2 cups rajma beans

  • 3/4 cup whole black gram (urad dal)

  • 3 onions, chopped finely

  • 2 tomatoes, chopped finely

  • 2 tsp garam masala powder

  • 2 tsp chilli powder

  • 1 tsp turmeric powder

  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste

  • 2 green chillies, slit lengthwise

  • 2 tbsp cream

  • 4 tbsp ghee

  • 1 cup coriander leaves, chopped finely

  • Oil

  • Salt To Taste


  • 2 cups rajma beans soaked in water overnight with a pinch of soda bicarb.
  • 3/4 cup whole urad dal soaked in water overnight with a pinch of soda bicarb.
  • For Bati (dumplings) take following preparations.
  • 5 cups whole wheat flour, sieved, 1 cup ghee, melted, 2 tbsps curd, Salt.
  • Pressure cook rajma and black gram till it becomes soft.
  • Heat 4 tbsps oil.
  • Add onions. Brown them.
  • Add ginger-garlic paste and tomatoes.
  • Fry, Add all the masalas, beans and salt.
  • Simmer till well blended.
  • The gravy should be thick.
  • Pour over cream and ghee.
  • Knead a soft dough with flour, ghee, curd, salt and just enough water.
  • Roll into lemon-sized balls.
  • Cover and keep for one hour.
  • Then roast in batches on hot coals till puffed and golden outside and spongy inside, Keep hot.
  • Garnish the daal with coriander leaves and slit green chillies.
  • Dip hot (baati) dumplings in the daal while eating.

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