Bhatt ki churdkani

Black soyabean curry from hills of Uttarakhand. Unlike regular dal, churdkani involves stir frying of dal.


  • 1 cup Black Bhatt dal / black soyabean, soaked in water overnight and dried
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Jeera/cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seed powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seed powder
  • Rice paste or plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • Salt to taste


  1. Heat oil. Splutter cumin seeds.
  2. Heat oil and splutter jeera.
  3. Add onions and bhatt. Fry till Bhatt dal crackle.
  4. Add 1-2 tsp of plain flour and fry again.
  5. Add spice powders and saute.
  6. Add about 4 cups of water and bring to boil. Now cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes till bhatt is soft and curry is thick.
  7. Adjust taste with salt .
  8. Serve bhatt ki churkaani along with hot rice.

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