Jun 17, 2011

Rajasthani Panchmel Dal

Panchmel dal a perfect blend of 5 different lentils cooked in fragrant spices and thempered with asafotida,cumin and coriander powder.when you serve this dal with roti and a subji that will be a protein packed full meal.when first I read this recipe I thought ok we are using 5 lentils and which flavour we get in this dal.But really it is delicious .it goes very well with any roti and even with rice.We enjoyed this with palak and cabbage parathas, pickle. To day is the second day of Blogging Marathon 6,this is my second recipe for regional recipes from Rajasthan. Hope you all enjoy my recipes..
Recipe source from Priya of Mharo Rajasthan's Recipes....


Toor dal(split pigeon peas) --- 1/4 cup
Moong dal (split mung bean or green bean)--- 1/4 cup
Chana dal(split chick peas or garbanzo beans) -- 1/4 cup
Masoor dal(split red lentils) ---- 1/4 cup
Green hole moongdal(hole green mung beans)---- 1/4 cup Wash and soak this green mung beans in enough water for 8 hours.
Soak all other dals for 10 minutes.
Onion ---- 1 finely chopped
Tomato --- 1 big finely chopped
Red chilli powder --- 1 tea sp
Turmeric powder --- 1/2 tea sp
Coriander powder -- 1 tea sp
Cumin powder --- 1 tea sp
Garam masala 1/2 tea sp
Salt ---- 2 tea sps or according to your taste.
Oil -- 1 tea sp


Mustared seeds -- 1 tea sp
Cumin seeds --- 1 te asp
Green chillies --- 2 finely chopped
Onion --- 1/2 cup finely chopped
Ginger --- 1 inch piece very finely chopped or crushed
Garlic ---- 6 cloves finely chopped or crushed
Ghee --- 2 tea sp
Fresh coriander leaves --- 1/2 cup finely chopped.
1.Heat oil in a thick bottom pan add 1 chopped onion and fry till translucent then add chopped tomato and cook for few minutes.
2.No add red chilli powder,coriander powder,cuminpowder,salt and fry for 2 minutes.
3.drain dal's from water(drain water in to othe bowl sothat you can use the same waster for cooking the dal)and add ths dals to onion and tomato mixture,fru for 3 minutes.
4. Then add enough water to cook dal, cook till they are done(if you like to cook dal in apresure cooker then cook for 2 whistles.)
5.Add more water to bring a desire consistency,add garam masala powder bring to a boil.
6. In the meanwhile heat ghee in a other pan add mustard seeds let them popup then add cumin seeds,chopped green chillies,ginger,garlic,onion and fry till nice arom comes out.
7. Add this seasoning and chopped coriander leaves to cooked dal mix well.
Serve hot with roties or plain steamed rice.
Let's check what our other friens were cooking to day


Harini said...

Sounds delicious!! My brother says this dal is the only one he prepares and they all like it. I never prepared this though..

Unknown said...

gorgeous looking dal.

Indian Khana said...

Looks yum and tht platter is just yum

Mélange said...

Truly delicious Dal.I loved the way you presented.Feeling hungry.

CurryLeaf said...

Looks great and inviting. I too love this dal.

Aarthi said...

looking yum

Oriyarasoi said...

Looks inviting.....i am going to try this soon!!

Unknown said...

Absolutely love it dear, you have made it beautifully, thanks for liking my recipe :)

Priya Suresh said...

Thick dal looks super delicious and comforting, i'll happily have this dal with rotis..

chef and her kitchen said...

I make this dal too....looks yumm

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Mmm..Dal looks yum...first time to your blog...you have a lovely space with yummy recipes..glad to follow you

Santosh Bangar said...

looking delicious and healthy

Hari Chandana P said...

Woww... sounds tempting and delicious.. amazing clicks dear !!
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Jayashree said...

The whole platter looks so inviting....

Suma Gandlur said...

Protein packed yummy dish.

Saraswathi Ganeshan said...

delicious curry!!

Archana Vivek said...

Yummy and very healthy too.

Vardhini said...

Perfect comforting food .. anytime.

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Reshmi Mahesh said...

A protein packed yummy recipe...

Unknown said...

Wow yummy and comforting dal