Panchmel Dal Recipe (Rajasthani Panchratna Dal Recipe)
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Panchmel Dal Recipe (Rajasthani Panchratna Dal Recipe)

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, Rajasthani
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 219kcal
Author Kanan


For pressure cooking:

  • 2 tablespoons Urad dal (split, skinless black gram)
  • 2 tablespoons Chana dal (Split bengal gram)
  • 3 tablespoons Yellow moong dal (split and skinless)
  • 2 tablespoons Arhar dal (toor dal or split pigeon peas)
  • 1 tablespoons Masoor dal
  • Salt to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • 1 ½ cups Water

For Rajasthani Panchmel Dal Recipe:

  • 1 ½ tablespoons Ghee (Clarified butter)
  • ½ teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 2-3 Cloves
  • teaspoon Hing (Asafoetida)
  • ½ cup Onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger paste or freshly grated or crushed
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic paste or freshly grated
  • 1 ½ teaspoon Red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon Coriander powder
  • ¾ cup Tomato chopped
  • ¼ inch Ginger julienned
  • 2 Green chilies slit
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup Water or as needed


Pressure cooking the dal:

  • Wash all five dals together under running cold water till water runs clear.
  • If you have time then soak them in water for 15-20 minutes, or skip this step.
  • Take washed dal into pressure cooker along with salt, turmeric powder and water.
  • Cover and cook for 4-5 whistles on medium heat, then turn off the stove and let the pressure go down by itself.
  • Then open the lid, dal should be soft and mushy.

Making panchmel dal or panchratna dal recipe:

  • Heat the ghee in a pan on medium heat. Once hot add cumin seeds, once they sizzle add cloves and hing. Saute for few seconds.
  • Immediately add onions and cook till they are soft and translucent.
  • Now mix in ginger paste and garlic paste, cook for a minute.
  • Now add remaining salt, red chili powder and coriander powder. Mix and cook for few seconds.
  • Mix in tomatoes, ginger and green chilies. Cook till tomatoes are soft.
  • Now mix in boiled dal along with some water to get right dal consistency.
  • Let it simmer for 4-5 minutes and then turn off the stove.


Calories: 219kcal | Carbohydrates: 28.6g | Protein: 10.4g | Fat: 7.8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 351mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 7.8g | Sugar: 4g | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 2.5mg
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate for 1 serving
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