Friday, May 15, 2015

Panchmel Dal-Panchratna Dal-Rajasthani Dal-Mixed Dal Recipe

Panchratna dal also known as panchmel dal is a classic North Indian dish prepared with 5 kinds of lentils/dal. The word "Panchratna" means Five Jewels which refers to the five different lentils or dal. This dish is rich in protein, very healthy and goes well with both rice and chapati. Today we will learn how to make Rajasthan special panchmel dal following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Panchratna Dal
Panchratna Dal
What is Panchratna dal ?  Panchratna Dal contains equal quantities of 5 lentils. Mix equal quantities of all the lentils given below and store it. Use as needed. I am going to share with you many recipes using this dal mixture/panchratna dal.

1.Tur Dal (arhar dal)
2.Split Bengal gram (chana dal)
3.Split Green gram (split moong)
4.Split Black gram/black lentils (Split black urad dal)
5.Split Red Lentils (Masoor dal )

Panchmel Dal-Panchratna Dal

Panchmel Dal-Pancharatna Dal

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategorySide Dish-Dal
 Recipe CuisineIndian-Rajasthan

   Ingredients needed

   Panchratna Dal - 1/2 cup
   Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
   Green chilli - 1-2
   Ginger - 1 inch piece
   Tomatoes - 2
   Salt needed

   Spice Powder

   Coriander powder - 1 tsp
   Cumin powder/jeera powder - 1 tsp
   Red Chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
   Garam Masala powder - 1/2 tsp

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 2 tbsp
   Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
   Cloves - 2
   Red Chillies - 2
   Hing - a generous pinch
   Curry leaves - a sprig

   For Garnishing

   Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp finely chopped

Panchmel Dal-Panchratna Dal


Wash and soak dal for 2 hours in water.

Pressure cook dal with turmeric powder and 1 1/2 cup of water for 4 whistles. Once pressure subsides, open the cooker and mash the dal.

Grind ginger and green chilli to a paste.

pressure cooking panchratna dal


Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds, when it splutters, add cloves, red chillies, hing and curry leaves.

Add ginger-chilli paste and saute for a few minutes.

Rajasthani Dal

Add chopped tomatoes, coriander powder, chilli powder, cumin powder and salt needed.

Cook until tomatoes become mushy and oil oozes out.

Mixed Dal Recipe

Once the tomato is cooked well, add the cooked panchratna dal, 1/2 cup of water and cook on medium heat until the dal gets blended well with the tomato mixture.

how to make Panchratna Dal

Add garam masala powder, mix and cook simmered for another 5 minutes.

Add chopped coriander leaves and serve panchmel dal hot with rice or any Indian flat bread.

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  1. looks yumm. very tasty side dish.. I too made it few days back and it was very tasty.. nice bowl..

  2. Very tasty.. I too made it, better than my previous attempt. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

  3. protein rich, healthy dal..looks yum..

  4. have to try this delicious recipe...fed up with the usual dal!

  5. Please share basil pesto pasta recipe as well... I don't know if you are getting these messages.. Here it's logging out every time.. Anyway thanks for all your recipes!

  6. I usually make without urad dal. Am going to try this today. Looks yum

  7. Looks yummy.... Will surely try it out today....Thank u for ur lovely recepie padhu.

  8. Lovely receipe will try it out today thank u


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