Daal Pithi Recipe

Daal Pithi Recipe
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Daal Pithi is a super healthy recipe made of wheat dumplings boiled in red lentil soup. We hardly need 1 teaspoon of oil while tempering. Because of its soup like consistency, it is even loved by the toddlers. This recipe is perfect to eat for the expecting mother's who find it difficult to eat during their first semesters. As it has both wheat and red lentils, it forms a complete meal. This is a recipe which my mother used to cook and everyone in the family loved it.

Serve Daal Pithi on its own with Kachumber Salad for a delicious weekday dinner. 

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Cuisine: Bihari
Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

25 M

Total in

35 M


4 Servings


  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • Water , as required
  • 3/4 cup Masoor Dal (Whole)
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
  • 1 tablespoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 1 tablespoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 tablespoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1 tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • For tempering
  • 1/2 cup Onions , chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic , chopped
  • 2 Green Chillies , finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • Ghee , as required
  • Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , for garnish, chopped

How to make Daal Pithi Recipe

  1. To begin making the Daal Pithi recipe, knead the wheat flour with water and make a smooth dough. Make small balls (bit smaller than a size of cherry tomato) and roll the balls into thin round shapes with the help of rolling pin.

  2. Fold from half to form a dumpling or a bowl shape dimsums.

  3. Similarly, roll all the dough and keep them aside.

  4. In a pressure cooker, add water and lentils. Bring them to a boil.

  5. Once it is done, add cumin powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and ginger garlic paste.

  6. Let them boil for 10-15 minutes. Once they have boiled, add the prepared dough dumplings.

  7. Put on the cooker lid. After 2 whistles, remove it from the hob and let it cool down.

  8. While the ingredients in the cooker is getting cooled, prepare the tempering or the tadka. Heat a tadka pan and all the ingredients mentioned under ‘For tadka’.

  9. Once done add the tadka to the cooked Lentil soup and garnish it with coriander leaves.

  10. Serve Daal Pithi on its own Kachumber Salad for a delicious weekday dinner.