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Panchamel Dal Recipe
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Panchmel Dal

Panchamel dal, a delicious dal variety made using 5 different varieties of pulses. The combination of pulses along with tomato, ginger and spices makes this more appetizing and interesting. This is a no onion no garlic da, perfect for vrat (fasting) days. A very healthy and tasty dal. Relish with any Indian flat bread or Pulav varieties.
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Accompaniment, Dal Varieties, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: North Indian, Rajasthani
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 148kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam


  • Mixer Grinder
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Heavy Bottomed Pan


  • 3 nos Tomato
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Powder
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • ¼ cup Coriander Leaves
  • To Taste Salt


  • ¼ cup Split Bengal Gram (Channa Dal / Kadalaparuppu)
  • ¼ cup Masoor Dal
  • ¼ cup Moong Dal
  • ¼ cup Toor Dal (Pigeon pea)
  • ¼ cup Split Urad Dal

For Grinding

  • 1 inch Ginger
  • 2 nos Green Chili

For Tempering

  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 tbsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 nos Red Chili



  • Take a mixing bowl and add all the dals. Soak the days in water and set it aside for 2 hours. After 2 hours drain the water and add turmeric powder, salt and fresh water and pressure cook allowing for 3-4 whistles. After the pressure is fully released, take out the cooked dal and set it aside.

Making of Panchmel Dal

  • Take ginger & green chili in mixer jar and grind it to a paste and set it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and allow it to sputter. Then add broken red chili.
  • Then add ginger-green chili paste and saute for few seconds
  • Add coriander powder and red chili powder and saute in oil for few seconds. Then add chopped tomatoes along with little salt and cook the tomatoes till the oil oozes out of the masala.
  • Then add cooked dal and mix everything well. Adjust salt it needed. Cook the dal for another 2 minutes and then garnish with coriander leaves.
  • The delicious and healthy Panchamel Dal is ready!



Serving: 1cup | Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 1g