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Panchmel Daal

Rajasthani Dish

Recipe by Harsh Tripathi of Kanpur, IN

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • Tuar dal [arhar dal] 1/4 cup
    • Urad dal 1/4 cup
    • Moong dal 1/4 cup
    • Red masoor dal 1/4 cup
    • Chana dal, lightly crushed 1/4 cup
    • Cloves 4
    • Whole black peppercorns 4
    • Cinnamon [dal chini] 1 stick
    • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon
    • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon
    • Coriander powder 1 teaspoon
    • Onion, finely chopped 1
    • Whole red chilies 3
    • Red chili powder 1 teaspoon
    • Salt to taste
    • Garam masala 1/2 teaspoon
    • Ginger-garlic paste 1 teaspoon
    • Clarified butter[ghee] or oil 2 tablespoons
    • Green coriander leaves, finely chopped 2 tablespoons


    1. Wash all the dals well, transfer into the pressure cooker, add water, salt and turmeric powder and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
    2. Let it open. Heat oil or butter in a pan over medium heat, add cumin , whole red chilies, cloves, peppercorns and cinnamon, and let it splutter.
    3. Now add onions, and ginger-garlic paste and saute until light brown.
    4. Now add red chili powder, coriander powder and garam masala and saute for 1 minute, now add cooked dal, stir, bring to a boil.
    5. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.



    Simply delicious!

    Lovely shirish

    Lovely shirish

    i have cooked this dal it was delicious .

    Harsh Tripathi

    Harsh Tripathi

    Thanks Ranjana


    Harish, i tried the recipe and it was pretty good. Cheers!