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 )
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.
Add ginger-chilli paste and saute for a few minutes.
Add chopped tomatoes, coriander powder, chilli powder, cumin powder and salt needed.
Cook until tomatoes become mushy and oil oozes out.
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.
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.