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Panchmel Dal - Panchratna Dal - Healthy side dish for Roti / steamed rice / stuffed paratha

I love the simple and tasty dal it is very healthy too.. Panchmel means 5 different type. So this dal is made with 5 different dals. Now a days you get mixed dal pockets you can use it if you have if not you can mix it yourself. Use equal portion of each of dal. This is very comforting dish. If you run out of vegetables but you want to make side dish for rice or roti or pulka or paratha you can try this one. For seasoning I have used Ghee/ Oil Mix. You can use either one based on your preference.

Black Urad dal - 1.5 ablespoon
Moong dal - 1.5 tablespoon
Toor dal - 1.5 tablespoon
Masoor dal - 1.5 tablespoon
Chana dal / bengal gram dal/ broken chick pea - 1.5 tablespoon
Onion - 1 (medium size. Chop finely)
Tomatoes - 1 (medium size. Chop finely)
Garlic - 4 pods (chopped)
Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Cumin seeds - 1 teaspoon
Green chillies - 2
Curry leaves - 10
Mint leaves - few (optional)
Coriander leaves - 2 tablespoon (finely chopped)
Coriander powder - 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder - 1/2 teaspoon
Red chilli powder - 1 teaspoon (adjust to spice level)
Garam masala - 1/2 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Lemon juice - 1 teaspoon (optional. I didn't use it)
Ghee/ Oil - 3 teaspoon


Soak all dals together for 2 hrs. 
Pressure cook it till 6-7 whistle with required water.
In a pan heat ghee/Oil Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Let it crackle. Add curry leaves, green chillies. Fry for a min. Add Garlic fry till brown color. Add Onion, Salt, Mint leaves and hing fry till Onion is brown in color.
Add tomatoes, Turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala, red chilli powder. Mix well. Fry for a mins. Add 1/2 cup water. Let it boil
Add Cooked dal. Mix well. Let it boil for 5 mins in low medium flame. Add coriander leaves.
Switch off the flame. Add Lemon juice if you are using at this stage. Serve hot

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  1. Very yummy looking dal. Perfect dinner option

  2. Love this super healthy dal !

  3. This is one of my favorite curries, especially when you don't know which daal to cook! :D

  4. Panchmel dal is truly a saga of royal rajasthan... I always love to prepare this dal...


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