Panchmel Dal| Panchratni
A delicious mixture of lentils that is simple to make but gives you your quota of protein in a bowl.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Servings: 8 servings
- 2 tbsp toor dal
- 1 tbsp Chana dal
- 2 tbsp moong dal
- 2 tbsp masoor dal
- 1 tbsp urid dal peeled
- 2 tbsp Ghee
- 1 tsp Oil
- 1 tbsp Jeera/cumin
- 1 tbsp Chilli powder
- 1/2 tbsp haldi/turmeric
- 1 tbsp dhania/ coriander powder
- 1 tbsp garam masala powder
- 1 medium Tomato
- 2-3 Green chillies chopped
- 1/4 tsp Hing/Asafoetida
- Salt as required
- Finely chopped coriander for garnish
Wash and rinse all the dals in a big bowl.
Soak together for 1 hour in hot water.I soaked them in the pressure cooker I was planning to use to pressure cook the dal.
Add some water and cook in the pressure cooker for 4-5 whistles.(My rough method for water is when I stand my index finger on the dal the water should reach my finger joint dipped in water).
Let the pressure come down naturally.
Once the cooker is open use the ladle and mash the dal properly.
Add more water say about a cup and mix properly.
In a small kadhai/wok heat the ghee and oil.
Add hing, jeera seeds, garam masala.
The jeera will splutter immediately add to the dal in the cooker.
Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and salt to taste, add water to adjust the consistency.
Add salt and chopped green chillies, tomatoes and coriander leaves.
Serve the Panchmel dal with roti, jeera rice or plain steamed rice.