Panchmel Dal Recipe

Panchmel Dal Recipe
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Panchmel Dal is made with 5 different types of lentils, making it an extremely healthy dish to have. This typical Rajasthani dish is best eaten with rice, especially if you are on a health trip.
Panchmel Dal Recipe
Preparation Time 10 Minutes
Cooking Time 40 Minutes
Difficulty Easy
Recipe Type Veg.
Serves 2
  • 1/3 cup Chana Dal (Split Bengal Gram)
  • 1/3 cup Toovar Dal (Arhar)
  • 1/3 cup Green Moong Dal (Split Green Gram)
  • 1 tbsp Urad Dal (Split Black Lentils)
  • 1 tbsp Whole Moong (Whole Green Gram)
  • 3 tsp Chili Powder
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder (Dhania)
  • ½ tsp Garam Masala
  • 3 Cloves (Laung)
  • 2 Bay Leaves (Tejpatta)
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • 2 Green Chilies (slit)
  • A pinch Asafoetida (Hing)
  • 2 tsp Amchur (Dry Mango Powder)
  • 2 tsp Tamarind Pulp (Imli)
  • 3 tbsp Ghee
  • Salt to taste
How to make Panchmel Dal:
  • Start with cleaning the dals and put them in the pressure cooker.
  • Add 4 cups of water and let the dals cook, till the cooker whistles 2- 3 times. The dals should be thoroughly cooked.
  • Now, take a bowl and add chili powder, turmeric powder, garam masala, and coriander powder, with 3 tbsp of water in it. Blend well and keep it aside.
  • Take a deep pan and add ghee to it. Let it heat.
  • When the ghee gets hot, add cloves, cumin seeds, green chilies, cloves, bay leaves and asafetida.
  • When the seeds start to crackle, add the masala paste prepared earlier and mix it well for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add cooked dal to the mixture and put tamarind pulp, amchur, and salt in it.
  • Turn the knob of the stove on simmer for 5- 7 minutes. Add water to it, as per your liking and preferred thickness.
  • Serve hot with chapattis.