Daal Pitthi |Dal ki Dulhan | Bihari Cuisine | Vegetarian | Flavour Diary

Dal-Pitthi is one of the comfort and famous food in eastern part of India mainly Bihar, UP and Madhya pradesh. Dal Pitthi is Basically Indian style Lentil soup with pasta in it. Dal mean lentils and Pitthi is Pasta made of whole wheat flour. Typically dal pithi is served with chokha which is mashed potatoes fried with some onions, green chillies and pickle masala. 
In today's recipe i have used red lentils (masoor dal) but you can use other lentils like toor dal, moong dal too.Check out the ingredients and steps below.
This month i have a participated in Shhhh cooking club where your partner gives two ingredients to work on it and cook for one particular regional(this time its bihar) and all other members in the group start guessing the ingredients and my secert ingredients were Lentils and Flour and my Yummy Dal Pitthi is what i made. I loved the challenge and hope to participate in many more challenges.This time i have been paired with Priya from Priya's Menu....dig in to her blog for other yummies and a recipe to find out what my secrete ingredients to her.

Level: easy
Total time: 40mins

1 cup:250 ml
1 tablespoon: 15ml
1 teaspoon:5ml


Masoor Dal /Red lentils : 1/2 cup
Water:3 cup
Turmeric: 1/4th teaspoon
Red Chilli Powder: 1 teaspoon (to taste)
Garam Masala Powder: 1/4 teaspoon
Salt to taste

Wheat flour: 1/2 cup
Salt: 1/2 teaspoon
Oil: 1 teaspoon
Water for making a stiff dough

Oil: 2 tablespoon
Cumin Seeds:1 teaspoon
Dry Red Chillies: 2 
Bay leaf : 1 or 2
Garlic chopped: 3
Onion Chopped: 1 small


  • Wash and soak Massor dal for 20mins.
  • Mix the ingredients under pasta and make a dough a keep a side for 15 mins
  • In a pressure cooker add water, soaked masoor dal, turmeric,chilli powder, garam masala powder. Bring the mixture to boil and keep it boiling for 5 more mins on medium flame.
  • While dal is boiling make pasta. Make 3 parts of the dough and Roll each part in big circle with 2 to 3 mm width. Now cut the small circles using cookie cutter /lid.
  • Take each small circle and pinch opposite sides of the dough to make flower shape and keep aside. And repeat the same for the rest of the dough. Your pasta is ready to go in dal.
  •  Now add pasta to the boiling dal and Close the lid and pressure cook for 1 or 2 whistles.
  • Once pressure is released,open the lid and check whether pasta and dal are cooked. Do the taste test and adjust the seasonings and add  water for desired consistency and tadka and bring the dal to boil and add chopped coriander and serve hot.
  • Tadka: In a small pan , add oil and once oil is hot add cumin seeds, Bay leaf, red chillies ,Chopped garlic and chopped onion and fry until onion turns golden brown.

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  1. I made the same too.. yummy :)

  2. Amazing shot. Love it. Must try making it.

  3. Such a fabulous and nutritious Dal ki dulhan, inviting..

  4. Even I loved the dal and such an inviting click :)

  5. Wow! Stunning shot, and awesome recipe.

  6. The photography,the recipe as well as the presentation is rocking!I am also tempted to try this out!

  7. Nisa welcome to the group... beautiful presentation. Dal ki dulhan looks so tempting.


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