Rajasthani Dal Baaple Churma Recipe

Classic dish combination of dal to mix with baaple and churma

Dhara Shah
Rajasthani Dal Baaple Churma Recipe
1175 ratings.

Dal Baaple Churma is a traditional Rajasthani treat. The spicy dal with the sweet churma along with deep fried crunchy batis, its such a treat, which steals the heart and delights the taste buds. A platter of semi-sweet Churma, spicy Dal and deep-fried Baati, is one such traditional combination. Fresh baatis drowned in piping hot dal is a perfect accompaniment for churma.

Serve Rajasthani Daal Baaple Churma on its own with Rajasthani Gatte Ki Sabzi as a side dish for our festive meal or a weekend lunch.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Rajasthani recipes such as

  1. Rajasthani Khooba Roti Recipe
  2. Rajasthani Sev Tamatar Ki Sabzi Recipe
  3. Rajasthani Dal Muthiya Recipe

Cuisine: Rajasthani
Course: Lunch
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

25 M

Cooks in

35 M

Total in

60 M


2 Servings


    For Churma
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/4 cup Sooji (Semolina/ Rava)
  • 4 tablespoons Ghee , melted
  • 1/2 cup Caster Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Whole Almonds (Badam) , chopped
  • 1 tablespoons Pistachios , chopped and deep fried
  • For Dal
  • 1/4 cup Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal)
  • 1/4 cup Arhar dal (Split Toor Dal)
  • 1/4 cup Green Moong Dal (Split)
  • 1/4 cup Black Urad Dal (Split)
  • 1/4 cup Pink Masoor Dal (Split)
  • 1 cup Tomatoes , finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 2 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 1 tablespoons Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped
  • To temper
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 2 Cloves (Laung)
  • 1/2 Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini)
  • Asafoetida (hing) , a pinch
  • 6 Curry leaves
  • 1 Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 Bay leaf (tej patta)
  • For baaple
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1/4 cup Sooji (Semolina/ Rava)
  • 2 tablespoons Gram flour (besan)
  • 3 tablespoons Ghee , melted
  • Salt , as required
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • Water , as required
  • For serving
  • Lemon wedges , as required
  • Green Chillies , as required
  • Papad , chura as required
  • Ghee , melted as required

How to make Rajasthani Dal Baaple Churma Recipe

  1. To begin making the Rajasthani Daal Baaple Churma recipe, we will first make the churma.

  2. In a mixing bowl take wheat flour, semolina and ghee, add water to form a stiff dough. Make patties with your palms with a indentation at the centre as shown in the picture.

  3. Heat ghee (you can use oil too) and deep fry the patties in hot oil till golden brown. Turn over and cook for even cooking, cook in low medium flame. Drain in tissue paper and set aside to cool down.

  4. Once it is completely cool, break them into small pieces and grind it using a mixer. Grind it a little coarse.

  5. Collect the mixture in a bowl, add castor sugar and mix well. Add almonds, pistachios along with ghee and give a quick mix. Your yummy sweet churma is ready!

  6. The next step is to make the dal. Rinse the dals well and pressure cook for 5 whistles along with a pinch of turmeric powder, salt and 3 cups of water.

  7. Once pressure releases, mash it well with a ladle and set aside.

  8. In a pan heat ghee, add the items listed under 'To temper' and let it splutter.

  9. Then add tomatoes along with red chilli, turmeric, coriander and garam masala along with salt and saute for few mins until raw smell of tomatoes leave!

  10. Now add mashed dal and mix well. Let the dal boil for 5 mins, add little water if its too thick. Finally garnish with coriander leaves.

  11. Now, we will make the baaple. In a mixing bowl, take all the ingredients listed under 'Baaple', mix well and knead it together to form a stiff dough.

  12. Divide the dough into small balls and flatten them using your palms. Make a small indentation in the centre of the baaple using your thumb.

  13. Now boil them into water until they comes up once they are totally boiled! And let them cool completely.

  14. Then take a wok, put the ghee to deep fry the baaple until they become golden brown and drain then into tissue paper. (You could also arrange them into microwave are 180 degrees for 20-25 minutes to bake, but I personally prefer deep frying to make it more traditional)

  15. So your delicious treat is ready! Serve it with papad chura, green chilli, lemon slice and sudh deshi ghee!

  16. Serve Rajasthani Daal Baaple Churma on its own with Rajasthani Gatte Ki Sabzi as a side dish for our festive meal or a weekend lunch.

Rajasthani Dal Baaple Churma Recipe is part of the Recipe Contest: Lost Recipes From Ancestral Kitchens