Panchmel Dal is probably the dal that you savor with mouthwatering Dal-Bati-Churma. This recipe which belongs to the traditional Rajasthani cuisine is prepared with a mixture of high protein sources – Moong Dal, Masoor Dal, Toor Dal, Chana Dal, and Black Urad Dal.
- Panchmel Dal is also known as Panchratna Dal
- Panchratna Dal was Queen Jodhabai’s favorite one & it was the first recipe she tried in the Mughal kitchen
Besides being a go-to dal recipe, Panchmel Dal is protein-packed. It is thus a good meal for vegetarians who rely on lentils for their daily protein requirements.
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- 2 Cups of each: Moong Dal, Masoor dal, Rentio Toor Dal, Chana Dal & Black Urad Dal
- 1 medium onion (finely chopped)
- 1 tomato (finely chopped)
- 2-3 Dry Red Chilies
- 10 – 12 Curry leaves
- 2 Tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
- ½ Tsp Black Mustard Seeds
- 1 Tsp Cumin Seeds
- Pinch of Hing
- ½ Tsp Turmeric Powder
- 1 Tsp Red Chili Powder
- 1 Tsp Coriander Powder
- 1 Tsp Kasuri Meethi
- ½ Tsp Garam Masala
- 2-3 Tbsp Oil/Ghee/Unsalted Butter
- 1 – 2 Tbsp Coriander Leaves (finely chopped)
- Salt (as required)
Making of Panchmel Dal
- Mix all the dals and let them soak overnight or around an hour before cooking.
- Pressure-cook the dals by adding enough water for 10 – 12 minutes.
- Heat oil/ghee in a pan and add mustard and cumin seeds and fry them until they splutter.
- Now add onions to the pan and sauté them until they turn pink.
- Add ginger-garlic paste and sauté until the raw aroma goes away.
- Now add tomatoes to the pan and sauté it until they become soft and mushy.
- Add red chili powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder and sauté the mixture for a minute.
- Now add cooked and mashed Dal to the mixture and stir well.
- Add salt to the pan and water to adjust the consistency of dal and allow it to simmer for 5 more minutes by covering the pan with a lid.
- Lastly, add Kasuri methi and garam masala powder and mix well.
- Garnish the dal with coriander leaves.
No wonder Panchmel Dal is one of the easiest dal recipes! Serve it hot with roti or Bati & Churma. You may also savor it with best premium basmati rice or buy kolam rice online for a better taste.
- Panchmel Dal – Traditional Rajasthani Cuisine Use tomato puree if you want to reduce the cooking time.
- Always soak the dal first, be it any dal recipe. Soak the dal overnight (if possible) or at least an hour before cooking.
- A dollop of Ghee will always make dal taste heavenly.