Panchmel Dal

We are a family of two and so the quantity of meals prepared is very less. It often leads to a situation where only a couple of teaspoons of a particular dal is remaining. Panchmel dal is the perfect way to capitalize the situation and create a dish that will not only use up the remaining ingredients but also win loads of appreciation from family members.

Preparation Time – 20 mins

Servings – 4 people


½ cup Arhar Dal

½ cup Urad Dal

½ cup Moong Dal

½ cup Chilke wali moong Dal

½ cup Matar ki Dal

Oil 2 tblsp

Ginger paste 1 tblsp

Zeera (cumin) 1 tblsp

Hing (asafetida) 1 pinch

Tejpatta (curry leaves)

Haldi (Turmeric) 1 ½  tblsp

Red chilli powder 2 tblsp

Mango powder (amchur) 2 tblsp

Salt 3-4 tblsp according to taste

Soak all the 5 dal together in water for half an hour. Heat oil in a cooker and add zeera, hing and curry leaves.  Add the rest of the ingredients and 2 ½ cups of water. Put the lid on with the whistle. Keep the cooker on high flame till one whistle. Then keep it on low for 10-12 minutes and take it off the gas.


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