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Panchmel Dal Recipe

Panchmel Dal

Meenu Gupa
Quality dal with 5 different kind of lentils, known as panchmel or panchratna dal, this is protein packed dal from Rajasthan.
4.58 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 426 kcal


  • 1/4 Cup Split Toor Dal / Arhar Dal
  • 1/4 Cup Red Split Dal / Masoor Dal
  • 1/4 Cup Bengal Gram Lentil / Chana Dal
  • 1/4 Cup Black Urad Dal
  • 1/4 Cup Green Moong Dal
  • 5 Tbsp Ghee / Clarified Butter
  • 1 Tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1/4 Tsp Asafoetida
  • 1 Onion Medium Size - Finely Chopped
  • 2-3 Cloves Garlic Finely Chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Ginger Grated
  • 2 Green chillies Chopped
  • 1 Bayleaves
  • 1 Inch Cinnamon stick
  • 2 Tomatoes Medium Size - Finely Chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Coriander Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 Tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 Tsp Salt As per taste

For Tempering

  • 1 Tbsp Ghee / Clarified Butter
  • 1 Tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2-3 Dry Red Chillies
  • 1/4 Tsp Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Coriander Leaves Chopped


  • First of all, wash and soak all the dals in enough water for 1 hour.  
  • Transfer them in a pressure cooker and add salt, turmeric powder and 2.5 cup of water and let it cook for 3-4 whistle. After that, switch off the heat and let the pressure release naturally.
  • Heat ghee in a pan over medium heat and add asafoetida and cumin seeds and allow it to crackle. 
  • Add the bay leaf, cinnamon stick , chopped onion and sauté till light golden. Add green chillies, ginger and garlic and saute until the raw smell fades.
  • Add the tomatoes, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, coriander powder and saute until the mixture oozes ghee. 
  • Transfer the boiled Dal into it and mix well. Adjust amount of water if required depending upon your desired consistency, and let it boil for few minutes. Add garam masala and mix well. 
  • Switch off the heat and transfer the Panchmel Dal to a serving bowl.
  • Now for tempering, heat ghee in a small pan over medium heat. Add the cumin seeds and red chillies and allow them to crackle. Add red chilli powder and switch off the heat. Pour this tadka over the Panchmel Dal and garnish with chopped coriander leaves. 
  • Serve the Panchmel Dal Hot with rice or bread of your choice. 
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  • This Dal tastes best when cooked in clarified butter. 
  • Always check the cooked Dal whether they are soft properly before adding to the onion tomato mixture. 
  • This Dal shouldn’t be too thick or too thin in consistency. 
  • You can use whole moong, urad and masoor dals instead of split ones. Similarly you can use moong and urad Dals with skin too. 


Nutrition Facts
Panchmel Dal
Amount Per Serving
Calories 426 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 697mg30%
Potassium 1015mg29%
Carbohydrates 56g19%
Fiber 15g63%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 549IU11%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 14mg78%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword panchmel, panchmel dal, panchratna dal