Thursday, September 8, 2011

Panchmel Dal

"Panchmel Dal" is a Rajasthani delicacy of five dals cooked together with spices. I first tasted this authentic dal at a restaurant in Bangalore and developed the urge to try this recipe at home.

I have adapted this recipe from Sanjeev Kapoor's website

Chana dal-1/4 cup
Moong dal- 1/4 cup
Urad dal-1/4 cup
Toor dal-1/4 cup
Masoor dal-1/4 cup
Cilantro chopped- 3tsp
Salt to taste

For seasoning:
Oil- 3 tbsp
Cumin seeds- 1 tsp
Red chillies-2-3
Turmeric-1/4 tsp
Hing-a pinch
Ginger-gren chilli paste- 1tsp
Cumin powder-1 tsp
Coriander powder- 1 tsp
Red chilli powder-1 tsp
Garam masala powder-1tsp

Soak dals in water for 2-3 hours.Pressure cook(2 whistles) with turmeric.
Take a pan.Heat oil.Add cumin seeds,cloves,red chillies and hing.Now add ginger-green chilli paste and saute for a minute.Add cumin,coriander and red chilli powder.Add tomatoes and cook until the tomatoes become soft and oil surfaces.Add cooked dal,water and salt.Bring it to boil.Add garam masala and garnish with cilantro.
Serve with Chapati/Rice.You can add lemon juice if you want the dal a little sour.

1 comment:

Sensible Vegetarian said...

The Dal looks simply delicious. You have an awesome space, please do visit me when time permits

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