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Rajasthani Daal with Khooba Roti

Rajasthani daal aur khooba roti -Mildly spiced mix lentils with a special Indian flatbread – specialty of Rajasthan (India)

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Rajasthani cuisine
Keyword: chilka wali moong daal, khooba roti, mix daal, Rajasthani daal
Servings: 5 person
Author: Anjana Chaturvedi


For Making Daal

  • 3/4 cup Split whole green lentils
  • 2 tbsp Yellow lentils /moong daal
  • 2 tbsp Bengal gram /chana daal
  • 3/4 tsp Turmeric Powder / Haldi Powder
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice / Nimbu Ka Ras
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Coriander / Cilantro / Hara Dhaniya

Tempering/ Tadla/ Waghar

  • 1 cup Tomatoes / Tamatar chopped
  • 1.5 tbsp Ginger / Adrak chopped
  • 1 tbsp Green chili/hari mirch
  • 1/2 tsp Red chili powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder / Dhaniya Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds / Sabut Jeera
  • 1/2 tsp Asafoetida / Hing powder
  • 2 Whole red chilies
  • 1 tsp Salt / Namak

For making Khooba Roti

  • 3 cup Whole Wheat Flour / Atta
  • 6 tsp Cooking oil or ghee
  • 1 tsp Salt / Namak


How To Make Rajasthani Daal

  • Wash and soak all the 3 lentils in 2 cup water for 15 minutes .
    rajasthani daal
  • Add the soaked lentils along with the water and pressure cook for 1 whistle( or till cooked) on medium flame(don’t over cook it)
  • Heat ghee in a pan,add cumin seeds,asafoetida and whole red chilies.
  • Now add chopped green chilies,ginger and tomatoes,then add salt and cook till tomato become soft and mushy.
  • Now add turmeric,coriander powder and chili powder,mix and cook for few minutes.
  • Add this tempering in the boiled daal and add approx 1.5 cup of hot water,mix cover and cook on low flame for 5 minutes.
  • Add lemon juice and fresh coriander.
  • Before serving -heat 2 tsp ghee in a small pan add 1/3 tsp of cumin
  • seeds ,when become golden in colour ,remove from the flame and add
  • kashmiri chili powder and pour over the hot daal.
  • Serve hot with khooba roti,salad and pickle.Take wheat flour in a big bowl,add salt and melted ghee,rub and mix well.

How To make Khooba Roti

  • Take wheat flour in a big bowl,add salt and melted ghee,rub and mix well.

  • Now add water and make a medium soft dough,cover and rest for 10 minutes.
  • Take a small ball from the dough and dust with dry flour.
  • Make a medium thick chapati with a rolling pin.
  • Place this on a medium hot griddle and cook slightly from one side till colour changes slightly(kacha pakka)
    khooba roti
  • Now remove the roti (flat bread)from the griddle and take it on a plate.
  • Pinch the roti all over in a circle using your thumb and finger,as shown in the picture to make indentations.
  • Now again place it on the gridddle and cook from both the sides on medium heat.
  • Now remove from the gridlle and cook directly on open flame on low heat
  • Cook till golden spot appears on both the sides.
  • Generously smear with ghee all over:)
  • Serving suggestions-serve rajasthani daal with khooba roti, salad and pickle.