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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Panchmel Dal - Panchratna Dal Recipe - Rajasthani Dal

Panchmel Dal is a traditional,healthy,Popular Rajasthani dal Recipe,made with a combination of 5 dals. Dals are cooked till soft, then it is mashed & tempered with spices.This is an Nutritious Side Dish Recipe, as it is Packed with High fiber & protein Content. This dal Recipe is a Good Accompaniment for Chapathi,Roti,Phulka's,Dal Bati, Rice & Jeera Rice.This is an No Onion No Garlic Recipe.

Panchratna Dal

 Prep Time :  10   min. 
Cook Time : 20  minutes.
Recipe Category: Dals/Side -Dish
Recipe Cusine Rajasthani


Total 1 Cup lentils contains Equal Amount of

Toor dal
black Gram(Urad dal)
Masoor dal
Moong dal

Spice Powders

Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp.
Coriander Powder - 1 tsp.
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp.
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp.
salt - as Needed.

To Temper

Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp.
Cloves -1.
Cinnamon -1.
Cardomom -1.
Red chillies -1.
Ginger -1/2 inch.(Grated)
Green chillies -1.
Tomatoes -2.
Hing - a Generous Pinch.


Cilantro - 2 tbsp(chopped)


Soak the dal for more than one Hour.

  • Pressure Cook the dal with 4 cups of water & 1/4 tsp of turmeric  for 4 -5 whistles, till soft.When Pressure Subsides,open the lid & mash the dal.

  • In another Pan, heat the oil or Ghee, add cumin seeds,when it sizzles add Cinnamon,Cardomom,Cloves & Red Chillies.Saute till aromatic.
  • Then add Grated Ginger & Green chillies.fry for 2 minutes.
  • Then add  finely chopped Tomatoes, Coriander Powder,Chilli Powder,Garam Masala. 
  • Saute till tomatoes turns Mushy.

  • Then add the fried tempering mixture over the dal & cook for 8 - 10 minutes, in a medium flame till it gets Creamy Gravy Consistency.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro.
  • Serve the dal Hot.
  • While Serving Top the dal with Butter or Ghee.
  • you can add 1 tbsp of crushed Kasthoori Methi for Garnishing.
  • 1 cup of dal = 250 ml.
  • Adding Whole Spices gives Nice flavour to dal.


Unknown said...

This is one of my favorite dals. Yours look perfect.