Panchmel Dal Recipe

50 gm split green gram lentil (moong ki dhuli dal)
50 gm urad ki dhuli dal
50 gm arhar dal
50 gm horse beans (chane ki dal)
1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
a pinch asafoetida (hing)
1 1/2 tsp salt (namak)
1 tsp red chilly powder (lal mirch)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
1/2 tsp spice blend (garam masala)
1 tsp coriander powder (dhania)
1 lemon (nimbu)
1 tbsp coriander (dhania)
2 tbsp clarified butter (ghee)
How to make panchmel dal:
  • Mix all lentils and wash them properly.
  • Soak them for half an hour.
  • Now boil them in 4 cup water with salt, spice blend and turmeric powder in a pressure cooker.
  • When cooked properly remove it from the flame.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and crackle cumin seeds and asafoetida in it.
  • Then add red chilly powder and coriander powder and mix it with lentils.
  • Finely chop coriander and sprinkle on lentil.
  • Add lemon juice and serve hot.


Arhar Dal Recipe

1 cup Split Red Lentil (Masoor Dal)
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder (Haldi)
1 tsp Cumin Seed Powder (Jeera)
2 Green Chilli (Hari mirch)
2 Dry Red Chily (Saboot Lal Mirchi)
1 tsp chopped Ginger (Adrak)
2 Bay Leaf (Tej Patta)
10 gms Mixed Spices (onion seeds,fenugreek seeds,aniseeds,cuminseeds and mustard seeds) 2 tblsp Clarified Butter (Ghee)
1 tsp Sugar
Salt to taste
How to make arhar dal:
  • Wash the dal and cook the dal in a sauteuse with the turmeric, salt and the sugar over a medium flame.
  • Add half of the ginger to the dal along with the cumin powder.
  • When the dal is cooked and thick remove from the fire.
  • Heat the ghee in a pan and add the mixed spices,(a little of onion seeds, fenugreek seeds , aniseeds, cumin seeds and mustard seeds all mixed together).
  • When the mustard seeds crackle add the bay leaf, remaining chopped ginger , slit green chilliesand the broken red chillies. fry for 2 minutes and pour over the dal.mix thoroughly. serve hot.

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