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Panchmel Dal Recipe Step By Step Instructions

Panchmel Dal Recipe | Rajasthani Pancharatna Dal

Panchmel Dal is a traditional Rajasthani dal made my mixing together five different types of lentils along with a spicy tempering.
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Recipe Info

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 4
Category Main Course
Cuisine Indian

Nutrition

Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g

Ingredients For Panchmel Dal Recipe | Rajasthani Pancharatna Dal
  

  • 2 Tablespoons Moong Dal (Yellow Split Lentils)
  • 2 Tablespoons Chana Dal (Split Chickpeas)
  • 2 Tablespoons Masoor Dal (Split Red Lentils)
  • 2 Tablespoons Toor Dal (Arhar Dal / Split Pigeon Peas)
  • 2 Tablespoons Urad Dal (Split Black Gram)
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 Tomatoes
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic
  • ~1 Inch Piece of Ginger
  • 1 Green Chilli
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Asafoetida (Heeng)
  • 1 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Coriander Leaves (Dhania)
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil

Step By Step Instructions for Panchmel Dal Recipe | Rajasthani Pancharatna Dal
 

  • Take 2 tablespoons each of yellow moong dal, chana dal, orange masoor dal, toor dal & split urad dal and wash them thoroughly.
    Panchmel Dal Recipe Step By Step Instructions 1
  • Add the lentils in a pressure cooker along with 2 cups of water, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi). Pressure cook the mixture for 7-8 minutes or till you get 2 whistles. Turn off the heat and let the steam come out before opening the cooker.
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  • Take oil in a pan and add some cumin seeds and asafoetida to it.
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  • When the cumin seeds start to splutter, add some minced ginger, garlic and finely chopped green chillies to the pan.
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  • Add finely chopped onion and fry them till they start to turn golden brown.
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  • Then add the remaining salt, turmeric powder and red chilli powder to the pan.
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  • Add finely chopped or pureed tomatoes. Sauté till the tomatoes and cooked and the gravy starts leaving oil on the sides.
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  • Then add the steamed dal to the pan.
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  • Add 1/2 to 1 cup of water to adjust the consistency. Mix well and bring it to a boil.
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  • Sprinkle some finely chopped coriander leaves on top.
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  • Panchmel Dal is ready. Serve it hot with roti, paratha, bati or rice.
    Panchmel Dal Recipe Step By Step Instructions