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Panchmel dal as the name says is the combination of five dals and belongs to Rajasthani cuisine. This dal is protein packed with the goodness of five dals together. Generally, panchmel dal is served with baati but can be served with roti and rice too.

Rajasthani Panchmel Dal Recipe | Panchratna Dal Recipe | Indian Dal Recipe

Panchmel dal as the name says is the combination of five dals and belongs to Rajasthani cuisine. This dal is protein packed with the goodness of five dals together.
Generally, panchmel dal is served with baati but can be served with roti and rice too.
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Soaking Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 Serving
Author Bhawana


  • Moong dal (yellow lentil) – 2 Tblsp
  • Masoor dal (split red lentil) – 2 Tblsp
  • Urad dal (split black gram) – 2 Tblsp
  • Chana dal (split Bengal gram) – 2 Tblsp
  • Arhar dal (pigeon peas split or tuar dal or tur dal) – 2 Tblsp

For Tempering

  • 1 Cup onion chopped finely
  • 1 Medium tomato chopped finely
  • 2-3 Dry red chili
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seed
  • A pinch asafoetida
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ½ teaspoon red chili powder (optional)
  • 2 Tblsp ghee
  • 3 Cups water


  • First of all, prepare for boiling dal. Combine all five dals together. Wash and soak for about 20-30 minutes. This will reduce the cooking time.
  • Pressure cook the dals with 3 cups of water. 2 Whistle is enough to cook lentils and let the pressure releases on its own. If you like mushy dal then go for 3-5 whistles.
  • Meanwhile, prepare for tempering. Heat a kadhai and add ghee.
  • To this add cumin seeds, asafoetida, and dry red chilies and let them splutter.
  • Now add chopped onion and grated ginger. Fry till they change color to brown.
  • Add chopped tomato and cook until tomatoes become mushy.
  • Finally add turmeric powder, red chili powder and mix well.
  • Now add boiled dal, stir well. Adjust salt as per taste.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot with roti or rice or baati. Rajasthani panchmel dal is ready to enjoy.


  1. Add ghee before serving too, this enhances panchmel dal taste.
  2. Add lemon while having with rice.
  3. Soaking is must otherwise lentils will take time to cook.


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