Jun 9, 2011

Panchmela Dal Recipe

 This is a five dal combined dish,very healthy,but very tasty.. Actually you could add any dals you wish..This recipe is from Showmethecurry.com..I send this recipe to “Flavours of Rajasthan” Event guest hosted by Sonal Agarwal from Palate Corner.This event was originally started by Nayna from Simply Food..This is my Third dish for that event,Check out the Onion Subzi recipe and Gatte ki Subzi recipe ...Please try this and let me know what you think...


Onions-1 chopped finely
Tomato puree-1 cup
Ginger Garlic and chilli paste-1 tblspn
Oil-1 tblspn
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Lemon juice-1 tblspn
Salt to taste


Toor Dal / Tuvaram paruppu- ½ cup
Channa Dal / Kadalai paruppu- ¼ cup
Urad Dal / Ulundam paruppu- ¼ cup
Masoor Dal or Split Yellow Moong Dal / Pasi paruppu- ¼ cup
Green Gram Dal / Payatham paruppu- ¼ cup


Coriander powder / Malli podi-1 tblspn
Garam masala powder-1 tsp
Red chilli powder-2 tsp
Turmeric powder/ Manjal podi-1 tsp
Cumin seeds / Jeera-1 tsp
Asafoetida / Kaya podi- ½ tsp
Bay leaf / Briyani ilai-1
Cinnamon / Pattai-1 inch piece


Soak all the dals for 30 min and pressure cook them for 2 whistles till they are soft.

In  a kadai add oil and crackle some cumin,turmeric,bay leaf,cinnamon for 30 sec.

Add in ginger garlic and chilli paste and fry for 30 sec.Add in onions and fry till golden.

Add in all the spice powders and mix well.pour in the tomato puree and mix well.cook this till oil separates.

Pour in the cooked dal and bring this to boil once.If you want you could add additional water too.

Let it simmer for 5 mins.Garnish with coriander leaves and squeeze some lemon juice.

Serve with rice or dals..


Grab your ingrediants
cook dals till mushy
crackle some spices

add ginger garlic and chilli paste

add in onions

Add in spice powders

cook till oil separates

pour in tomato puree

cook till oil separates

add in dal and mix well

Garnish with coriander leaves

squeeze some lemon juice




  1. Deliciously done. I absolutely love the pot you cooked in. What material is it?

  2. healthy combination looks wonderful

  3. looks delish ...gr8 combo for chappathi

  4. Hi Aarthi i cooked dal its really yummy. But wanna ask u one thing u put spices first then tomato puree. But i usualy put tomato puree first after frying onion and gunger garlic paste and then i put all spices..Does it make any difference by putting spices before tomato puree.???

  5. @Ravinder Kauru can do anyway you like, but i think this way the spices gets toasted and gives nice aroma


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