Panchratna Dal

Panchratna Dal

Panchratna dal is packed with nutrition of five kinds of lentil. They are nicely balanced with spices, tomatoes and curry leaves. This is a classic north indian dish prepared in almost every household. Pair it up with rice or chapathi or you can even have it like a soup.

Preparation Time: 1 hour

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 4


  • Yellow Moong Dal  1 tbsp
  •  Black Masoor Dal  1 tbsp
  •  Arhar/Tuar Dal  1tbsp
  •  Chana Dal  1 tbsp
  •  Urad dal (without skin)  1 tbsp
  •  Mustard Seeds  1/2 tsp
  •  Cumin Seeds  1/2 tsp
  •  Clove  2-3
  •  Cinnamon Stick  1/2 inch
  •  Ginger 1/2 inch, grated
  •  Curry Leaves  few
  •  Red chilli  1 or 2, as per your taste
  •  Green Chillies  1 or 2, as per your taste
  •  Tomatoes  2
  •  Garam Masala Powder   1 tsp
  •  Juice Of Half Lemon
  •  Corriander Leaves  1 tbsp
  •  Oil /ghee 1 tbsp


  1. Soak chana and masoor dal for 1 hour.
  2. Boil together all the five lentils in a pressure cooker. After first whistle, simmer the gas and cook for another 7-8 minutes.
    Allow it to cool in a natural way.
  3. In a pan, heat oil and add mustard, cumin, clove and cinnamon.
  4. Once they stop crackling, add ginger, green chilli, red chilli and curry leaves.
  5. Now add tomatoes with some salt to cook them fast. Add garam masala powder and mix well.pd5
  6. Pour this tempering over the cooked dal.
  7. Cover the dal with a lid and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Add corriander leaves and lemon juice.Serve hot.



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