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Panchmela Dal Recipe | Panchratna Dal

Panchmela dal is a mixture of 5 dals which are cooked together and seasoned with spices. This dal taste amazing with plain steamed rice and roti.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 servings


  • 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
  • Dals:
  • 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
  • Spices:
  • 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..
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