Sunday, December 4

Panchmel Dal, Panchratna Dal (Mixed lentil curry)

The Panchratna Dal is also known as Panchmel Dal and is a part of the rich Rajasthani Cuisine. It is a protein packed meal as it contains the goodness and nutritive qualities of 5 different lentils. I have changed this recipe a little and the results were a delicious, aromatic dal, which has become my favourite dal ... I got this recipe from a tv show called Health mange more in FoodFood channel.. This channel has become my all time favourite now, when ever i have nothing to do i watch this channel and get some unique and delicious recipes and try to cook in my way... I have many recipe yet to try. I'm waiting for the right time to cook. :) 

1/3 cup chana dal, 1/3 cup toor dal
1/3 cup moong dal, 1 tbsp urad dal, 1 tbsp whole moong
1 onion, 2 tomatos, 2 green chillies (Chopped finely)
3tsp chilli powder, 1/4tsp turmeric powder, 1tsp coriander powder, 1/2 tsp garam masala
3 garlic cloves
10 curry leafs
1 tsp cumin seeds
a pinch of asafoetida
2 tsp dried mango powder
3 tbsp ghee
Salt to taste

Cooking Method
Clean and wash the dals and add 4 cups of water. Pressure cook for 2 to 3 whistles or till the dals are cooked. In a bowl, combine the chilli powder, turmeric powder, coriander powder, garam masala with 3 tablespoons of water and mix well. Keep aside. Heat the ghee in a pan and add the cloves, curry leafs, cumin seeds, green chillies and asafoetida. When the cumin seeds crackle, add the onion and tomatos, fry till the tomatos are soft. Then add the prepared masala paste and sauté for 1 to 2 minutes. Add the cooked dal, amchur, and salt and simmer for 5 to 7 minutes. Adjust the consistency of the dal before serving and if required, add some water.


Sharmilee! :) said...

Such a healthy and yummy dhal

Priya said...

Woww super comforting dal,simply inviting.

faseela said...

superb......lovely presentation

Tina said...

Delicious dal..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Perfect and mouthwatering dal.

Hamaree Rasoi

Nandini said...

The lentil curry is very nutritious and love the colour!

Pasta and Paratha said...

I have never cooked this dal before although eaten it quite a few times..thanks for posting, looks delicious..

divya said...

looks so tasty and awesome.

Swathi said...

Panchmel dal looks delicious.

Sreevalli said...

Very comforting... Looks tasty & delicious..

shwetha said...

very healthy and awesome dal recipe.
good presentation too.
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Rogers said...

Such a healthy and yummy dhal

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