Learn how to make Panchmel Dal. Dal is one of the most common recipes made in every Indian household. JOOS Food brings to you a unique dal recipe which has the goodness of five dals and can be made when you are bored of eating your regular dal. Panchmel dal is made of five dals namely Bengal dal (chana dal), green gram dal (moong dal), pink lentil(masoor dal), pigeon peas split (toovar dal) and black gram (urad dal). All the five dals are boiled and cooked in flavorful Indian spices. This mouthwatering dal recipe is also known as Panchratna dal or Panchmel Rajasthani dal. Serve it with brown rice and we are sure you will be tempted for a second serving. Urad dal: This dal is one of the richest sources of proteins and Vitamin B. Toovar dal: This dal has immense amounts of complex dietary fibers that help to regularise bowel movements. Chana dal: Chana dal or Bengal gram dal is one of the richest vegan sources of dietary proteins. It is also rich in trace minerals like copper, manganese etc. Having this dal helps keep diabetes at bay. Masoor dal: Owing to a high proportion of dietary fiber, masoor dal may effectively lower the amount of cholesterol in the body Moong dal: Iron is an effective component in reducing the risks of anemia. Moong dal is extremely rich in iron, thus people who have lacked a healthy iron content in their body should consume moong dal to prevent anemia. Please try this yummy recipe and post your feedback. If you like the recipe then feel free to subscribe to our channel for new healthy mouth-wateringly tasty Indian recipes every week.

Panchmel Dal


  • 2 tbsp bengal gram dal chana dal
  • 2 tbsp green gram dal moong dal
  • 2 tbsp pink lentils masoor dal
  • 2 tbsp pigeon peas spilt and skinned tuvar dal
  • 2 tbsp black gram urad dal
  • 2 green cardamoms
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 green chili chopped
  • 2 kashmiri red chilies broken
  • ½ inch ginger crushed
  • ¼ cup onion chopped
  • 1 to mato chopped
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • ¼ tsp turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala
  • ¼ tsp asafoetida powder
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp coriander chopped


  1. Rinse and soak the dals in water for 30 mins.
  2. Drain the water and add 2 cups of fresh water, pressure cooks the dals for 4 to 5 whistles or till they are completely cooked.
  3. Mash the dal and keep aside.
  4. Heat ghee in a pan and add cumin seeds, cloves, cardamoms, and red chilies.
  5. Once they splutter add the ginger, asafoetida and green chili and fry them till the raw aroma of ginger goes away.
  6. Add onions and saute till they get soft and translucent.
  7. Add the tomatoes, turmeric, salt and garam masala and fry the masala till the tomatoes become soft and mushy.
  8. Add the dal and mix well.
  9. Simmer the dal for 10 mins so the flavors of the spices infuse well with the lentils.
  10. Garnish the dal with coriander leaves and serve hot.

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