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Dal ki Dulhan/Dal ki Pitthi

Hand made whole wheat dumplings in a lentil soup.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • For the Dal
  • 1.5 Cups Arhar Dal
  • 5 Cups Water
  • 1 Tsp Turmeric
  • Salt according to test.
  • For the Dulhan
  • 2 Cup Whole wheat flour
  • ½ Tsp Red chili Powder
  • ½ Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • ½ Tsp Ajwain seeds(Carrom seeds)
  • ½ Tsp Kasoori methi
  • Salt according to taste.
  • Water to make the dough.
  • For tempering /Tadka
  • 1 Tsp Cumin seeds
  • ½ Cup Chopped onion
  • 1 Tsp Green chili chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Chopped Garlic
  • 1 Tsp Ginger chopped
  • Pinch of asafoetida
  • Cilantro for garnish.
  • 2 Tbsp Ghee
  • 1or 2 Dry red chil


  • For the Dal
  • Wash the Dal and cook the dal with salt ,turmeric and water in the pressure cooker or instant pot ,till its done .
  • After its done ,whisk it thoroughly for a even soup like texture.
  • Keep it aside.
  • In a large bowl take whole wheat flour,salt ,turmeric ,Ajwain ,fenugreek leaves and chili powder . Mix it properly and with the help of water make a nice supple dough.
  • Cover it with a damp cloth and keep aside .
  • After 15 minutes take the dough ,make small balls out of it and make small pitthis or dulhan like the pics is shown . If you want you can use your own shape as well.
  • Add one by one these pitthis in the dal then add one cup of water and let it cook for 4 minute in instant pot or till 2 whistles in pressure cooker . you can make this in patila as well.
  • Take a small pan or wok for tempering .
  • Add ghee. Heat it.
  • Add cumin seeds ,Dry red chilies,asafoetida,onion ,ginger and garlic .
  • Fry it nicely .
  • Add hari mirch and cilantro leaves.
  • If you want to do double tadka . you can do that with one table spoon of ghee and ½ tsp of red chili powder . don't burn the chili powder though otherwise it will change its color to brown or black. .
  • If you want you can use little lemon juice as well .
  • Garnish with cilantro leaves and taste the seasoning.
  • Serve it warm .
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