Dal Baati Churma in Jaipur

Whenever someone mentions Rajasthani cuisine, Dal Baati Churma  or Dal Baati Churma rates very high on the list. A vegetarian cuisine but quite heavy on the digestion system, as it’s prepared and served with copious amount of ghee/ oil. It’s a popular choice of food in picnduring the the monsoon season which is called Goth/ Gauths. So where can you find a good place to have Dal Baati Churma in Jaipur? Tough question!


Dal Baati Churma at a Prasadi at Khol Ke Balaji Temple, Jaipur


It’s not easy to find a place serving lip-smacking Dal bati Churma in Jaipur. You can find few dhabas in Sindhi Camp area in jaipur serving Dal Baati Churma.

Dal Baati Churma sold commercially doesn’t measure up to the authentic taste  prepared by the cooks specializing in this cuisine. Of late, its restricted to the wedding ceremonies or prasadi  in temples. In fact, some shops in the old city area of Jaipur sell only ingredients required for making Dal Baati Churma. They also arrange specialist cooks for Dal Baati Churma. Tradition demands that Dal Baati Churma be served in a plate made of dried leaves as shown in the picture, it’s called Pattal. You can find more information here. There are two types of Baati,   a variant of Churma, Dal and Gatte ki Sabzi in above picture. Gatte Ki Sabzi is commonly served in Rajasthan along with Baati. Together, they make for a great combination.

You are unlikely to find good places in Jaipur where you can walk in and treat yourself with delicious  Dal Baati Churma. The above picture was clicked at Khole ke Hanumanji temple which is famous for the Dal Baati Churma prasad in Jaipur. Picture shot with a smartphone under low light condition

Here is another picture of Daal Baati Churma at a Prasadi in Samode village.

Dal Baati Churma curry rajasthani cuisine in jaipur
Dal Baati Churma, the most famous vegetarian Rajasthani Cuisine.

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There are 3 different type of Churma, two type of Baati along with the Dal and Kadi or Curry. It’s quite usual to be served with three or four variants of Churma – Gehun, Bajara, badaam, and rose along with two or three variants of Baati like saada (plain) Baati, Mewa Baati and Masala Baati.

Have you ever had Dal Baati Churma? If yes, do share your experience in the comments below.

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42 thoughts on “Dal Baati Churma in Jaipur

      1. Glasgow now one of best place in UK for Indian food. I discovered it in the late 1960s when there were only 2 Indian restaurants in the city . Now there must be hundreds. ( some better than others!) . I cook it a lot at home too. I love my spice cupboard!

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    1. The kitchen at this temple is expert at Dal baati churma. This is one of the most authentic ones you’ll ever come across in Jaipur. The chef in hotels are expert at presentation and can never match the taste, for they haven’t prepared or practiced enough to warrant the same taste.

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      1. Yha i knw, can’t argue on this, have experienced the same, even found of it’s authentic taste so much that miss when i get guest from out of Rajasthan and not able to take them there for dining.

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  1. I wish to have that dish one day. First I have heard about that dish in a movie. Then searched for the recipe. it seems little bit complicated and lengthy process so I have not cooked it yet. I wish someday I’ ll visit rajasthan and have it.

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    1. The preparation for dal and baati is quite simple but making churma is another thing. Why don’t you try baati with gatta? it taste great. For making baati though you need tandoor or the sigdi -charcoal combo. I have heard from many people that you can enjoy dal baati in many dhaba around udaipur although I can’t verify that.


      1. Tina! If i’m not wrong South Carolina seems to be blessed with natural beauty! I’m sure you’ll love your travel in India, whenever that happens! 🙂


    1. Divya! I too love this one, the only thing I don’t like is the guilty feeling of a being a glutton… ‘Post mortem ‘. Divya I am not into cooking so you’ll have to rely on google. tons of sites,I assume. actually it’s quite easy except churma. the ingredients are simple, but great taste? Well it has to be made in traditional style if possible using coal. If not use whatever resources you have. Btw, baati and gatte ke sabzi is awesome combination!

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