Monday, December 23, 2013

Panchmel Dal \ Panchratna dal

Panchmel dal is a Rajasthani dal which is made by mixing 5 different variety of lentils. It tastes wonderful with rice and chapati. The famous bati of Rajasthan is also eaten with this dal. Here is the recipe.

All you need is

Arhar dal \ Yellow pigeon peas - 1\4 cup
Hari moong dal \ Split green gram- 1\4 cup
Kali urd dal \ Split black gram- 1\4 cup
Chana dal \ Bengal gram- 1\4 cup
Dhuli masoor dal \ Pink lentil- 1\4 cup
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder - 1\2 tsp
Water - 6 cups
Ghee - 1\2 cup
Dry red chilies - 3-4
Onion - 1 cup ( chopped )
Garlic - 1 tbsp ( chopped )
Ginger - 1 and 1\2 tsp
Green chilies - 2 ( chopped )
Fresh coriander - 2 tbsp ( chopped )

Method of preparation

Mix all the dals ( lentils ) in a bowl.
Wash nicely.
Add the dals in a pressure cooker.
Add water, salt and turmeric powder.
Cook till dal is done.
Heat ghee in a pan.
When the ghee is hot, add onion and garlic.
Fry for 2 minutes.
Add dry red chilies, ginger and green chilies.
Fry till onion turns golden brown.
Add the tadka in the cooked dal.
Garnish with fresh coriander.
Serve hot with bati or rice.


  1. thats a beautiful shot and tell me where do u get all those props : looking stunning

  2. perfect with roti.. healthy with all those blend of dals with spices.. stunning clicks..:)

  3. I tried this dad with your daal baati recipe. It turned out well and all the family members loved it. Please put number of persons the recipe serves and the time it may take in the recipes, which will be helpful for us. Your pics are beautiful. I wonder how many wooden boards have you painted in different colors, hope we see them all in a pic ;)


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