Panchmel Dal Recipe: Rajasthani Panchratna Dal Recipe

By: Sowmya Subramanian

Panchmel dal recipe hails from the state of Rajasthan and it is a recipe that is made with a combination of five lentils with a spicy gravy. Also known as the panchratna, this dish is very simple and quick to make at home. It is a common household recipe but is also made during the festive seasons as a part fasting or vrat.

The panchratna dal is a combination of five lentils and hence is rich in protein and is included as a part of a healthy diet. It is usually served with rice, roti or baati. The Rajasthani cuisine is famous for serving the dal with a generous amount of ghee, which adds to the flavour and aroma of this mouth-watering dish.

If you are keen on preparing this mixed dal recipe, continue to read the step-by-step preparation method along with a video and images on how to prepare the panchmel dal at home.

PANCHMEL DAL RECIPE VIDEO

panchmel dal recipe
PANCHMEL DAL RECIPE | HOMEMADE RAJASTHANI PANCHRATNA DAL | MIXED DAL FRY RECIPE
Panchmel Dal Recipe | How To Make Panchratna Dal At Home | Mixed Dal Fry Recipe
Prep Time
5 Mins
Cook Time
30 minutes
Total Time
35 Mins

Recipe By: Meena Bhandari

Recipe Type: Main Course

Serves: 4

Ingredients
  • Yellow split moong dal - 1/4th cup

    Masoor dal - 1/4th cup

    Split urad dal - 1/4th cup

    Toor dal - 1/4th cup

    Chana dal - 1/4th cup

    Water - 1½ glass

    Salt to taste

    Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

    Ghee - 1½ tbsp

    Asafoetida (hing) - a pinch

    Cumin seeds (jeera) - 1 tsp

    Garlic (crushed) - 1 tsp

    Green chillies (chopped) - 1 tsp

    Red chilli powder - 1 tsp

    Lemon juice - 2 tsp

    Garam masala - 1/2 tsp + for garnish

    Cumin powder (jeera powder) - for garnish

    Coriander leaves (chopped finely) - for garnish

Red Rice Kanda Poha
How to Prepare
  • 1. Take the moong dal, masoor dal, urad dal, toor dal and chana dal in a pressure cooker.

    2. Add 1 glass of water to it.

    3. Add salt and turmeric powder, and pressure cook it for upto 2-3 whistles.

    4. Open the pressure cooker once it has cooled down.

    5. Pour 1 tbsp of ghee in a heated deep-pan.

    6. Add asafoetida, cumin seeds and crushed garlic; stir well.

    7. Further, add the chopped green chillies, red chilli powder and sauté well.

    8. Pour the cooked dal into the pan and half a glass of water.

    9. Once it starts to boil, turn the stove off and add garam masala and lemon juice.

    10. Mix everything well.

    11. Garnish the dal with some garam masala powder, jeera powder, coriander leaves and half a tbsp of ghee.

Instructions
  • 1.Wash the lentils thoroughly before cooking them.
  • 2.You can also use whole green gram instead of the split yellow mung beans.
  • 3.You can use oil instead of ghee, according to your preference.
  • 4.The amount of water to be added while cooking is based on the preferred consistency of the gravy.
Nutritional Information
  • Serving Size - 1 cup
  • Calories - 110cal
  • Fat - 4.2 g
  • Protein - 9.7 g
  • Carbohydrates - 16.8 g
  • Fibre - 5.1 g

STEP BY STEP - HOW TO MAKE PANCHMEL DAL

1. Take the moong dal, masoor dal, urad dal, toor dal and chana dal in a pressure cooker.

panchmel dal recipe
panchmel dal recipe
panchmel dal recipe
panchmel dal recipe
panchmel dal recipe
panchmel dal recipe

2. Add 1 glass of water to it.

panchmel dal recipe

3. Add salt and turmeric powder, and pressure cook it for upto 2-3 whistles.

panchmel dal recipe
panchmel dal recipe
panchmel dal recipe

4. Open the pressure cooker once it has cooled down.

panchmel dal recipe

5. Pour 1 tbsp of ghee in a heated deep-pan.

panchmel dal recipe

6. Add asafoetida, cumin seeds and crushed garlic; stir well.

panchmel dal recipe
panchmel dal recipe
panchmel dal recipe
panchmel dal recipe

7. Further, add the chopped green chillies, red chilli powder and sauté well.

panchmel dal recipe
panchmel dal recipe
panchmel dal recipe

8. Pour the cooked dal into the pan and half a glass of water.

panchmel dal recipe
panchmel dal recipe

9. Once it starts to boil, turn the stove off and add garam masala and lemon juice.

panchmel dal recipe
panchmel dal recipe
panchmel dal recipe

10. Mix everything well.

panchmel dal recipe

11. Garnish the dal with some garam masala powder, jeera powder, coriander leaves and half a tbsp of ghee.

panchmel dal recipe
panchmel dal recipe
panchmel dal recipe
panchmel dal recipe
panchmel dal recipe
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