Monday, 15 April 2013

Panchratni Dal - Rajastan Recipe

Panchratni dal is basically a mix of 5 different dals. I have used Toor dal, channa dal, urad dal, masoor dal and moong dal, all pealed and split. You can also make this with whole unpealed dal (moong, masoor and urad). If so, soak the dal overnight.

On the onset this might look like your everyday dal. But believe me, the ingredients in it took it to a whole new level. We all totally loved it.


Toor Dal 1/4 cup
Channa Dal 1/4 cup
Moong Dal 1/4 cup
Masoor Dal 1/4 cup
Urad Dal 1/4 cup

Cardamom 3
Cinnamon 1 inch piece
Cumin 1 tsp
Fennel seeds 1 tsp

Onions 1 big chopped
Tomato 2 chopped

Coriander powder 1 tsp
Chilli powder 1 tsp
Turmeric 1/2 tsp
Cumin powder 1/2 tsp

Curd 1/2 cup

Oil and salt to taste

Method of Preparation

1. Pressure cook the dal with 4 cups of water. Cook till it is all mushed up.

2. Heat oil in a pot. Add Cardamom, Cinnamon, Cumin and Fennel seeds.

3. When it sizzles, add Onions. Saute till it is nicely browned.

4. Add Tomatoes and saute.

5. Once cooked, add the coriander powder, cumin powder, chilli powder and turmeric. Mix well and cook for a couple more minutes.

6. Add curd and cook in low flame for 2-3 minutes.

7. Now add the cooked mixed dal and salt. Add water if need be. Bring to a boil and simmer for 5-10 minutes.

Serve with roti or rice. 


  1. i love this dal.. healthy combo of all the dal..

  2. healthy mix of all the daal varieties...

  3. Healthy and tasty Dhal !

  4. Nutritious and protein packed dal..loving it.

  5. wow healthy and comfort recipe,luks tempting...

  6. Hi Roshni, u have got an amazing blog. Am new to your blog and am following u. Lets stay around :-) Sushmita

  7. I can eat dal all day long with rotis. Very healthy and nutritious too.