Dal Ka Dulha
Used making arhar dal this thick dal contains wheat pedas moulded in the shape of pagdis.
Dal Ka Dulha Recipe by Chef Ajay Chopra

- Indian


- 1

Cooking Time

-20 Min


- Medium

Preparation Time

- 20 Min


  • For Dal:{2 cups Arhar Dal
  • Water
  • Salt
  • ½ tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 Tomato
  • 9 Garlic cloves
  • Onion
  • Oil
  • Red chilli powder
  • ½ tsp Cumin seeds
  • ½ tsp black Mustard seeds
  • }
  • For Dough:{1 cup Wheat Flour
  • Salt
  • ½ tsp Cumin seeds
  • Water}


  1. 1

    Soak arhar dal in water for an hour.
  2. 2

    in a pan add arhar dal, water, salt, turmeric powder and stir to cook.
  3. 3

    add chopped tomato, chopped garlic and let the dal to cook.
  4. 4

    for dulha take wheat flour in a bowl, add salt, cumin seeds, water and knead into a tight dough, rest dough for sometime.
  5. 5

    make small balls of the dough.
  6. 6

    spread ball into 4 inch diameter using your fingers.
  7. 7

    gentaly hold the flatten dough from both hands, pinch them on the side and bring it inwards, repeat the process on other two side also.
  8. 8

    the pasta will resamble ''dulha pagdi".
  9. 9

    poach dulha in the dal let it cook till done.
  10. 10

    remove few dulhas from the dal and deep fry them.
  11. 11

    for tadka warm oil in a pan add cumin seeds, black mustard seeds.
  12. 12

    add chopped tomato, chopped garlic cloves, chopped onion, chopped coriander and sauté.
  13. 13

    add dal and dulha in the tadka and let it boil.
  14. 14

    serve dal ka dulha with fried dulhas.
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