Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Dal Panchmel / Panchmeli Dal

Our Sunday dinner was at a nice restaurant with an elegant buffet. There was this Dal Panchmeli which was very mild and nice. I got the recipe from the chef and made it today:) Any five dals can be used, so I used the dals which I need not soak as it would be time consuming for a busy mommy:) This dal is very healthy for kids!!


Split Bengal gram (chana dal) 1/4 cup
Whole green grams (sabut moong) 1/4 cup
Split yellow moong dal 1/4 cup
Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) 1/4 cup
Whole red lentils (sabut masoor) 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon
Oil 3 tablespoons
Asafoetida a pinch
Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon
Green chilli 2
handful of curry leaves
Roasted cumin powder 1 teaspoon
Coriander powder 1 teaspoon
Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon
Tomatoes, chopped 2 medium
Fresh coriander leaves, chopped 2 tablespoons for garnish


Wash the dals and pressure cook with 3-4 cups of water and turmeric. I cooked it for 4-5 whistles.
Heat oil in a pan. Add asafoetida, cumin seeds and curry leaves. When cumin seeds start to change colour, add green chilli and sauté for one minute. Add cumin powder, coriander powder and red chilli powder. Add the tomatoes and cook till oil surfaces. Add cooked dals, salt and water if required. Cook for ten minutes stirring well. Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves.

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Priya Suresh said...

Nutritious dal, looks very comforting..

indianspicemagic said...

Dal power packed with proteins.

Daisy Roshan said...

interesting recipe to cook a combination of dals....nutritious!!

Kurinji said...

healthy dal!

Lakshmi ...Rasoi ki Malkin..northern and southern spices said...

colourful and healthy daal

Harini said...

a comforting,filling and nutritious dal !

Sujana said...

I just made this dal panchmel for lunch.. we loved it.. :)
Thanks for the recipe, Sharmi!!!

Sowmya said...

Wow...that's definitely a lovely dal variety worth trying!

Pavani said...

Very nutritious, packed with protein. I'm sure my son will love this dal.

Unknown said...

That is such a delicious looking Thank you so much for linking it to our (Aipi and me) event. But, please do add a link in your post somewhere mentioning that, I will appreciate it.

Gayathri Kumar said...

Combination of dhals is really interesting..

Chitra said...

Simple and yummy dal :)

AJ said...

Yumm!! That looks delicious!!

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Very nutritious and healthy one.. looks very very comforting. and nice recipe.

Satya said...

hi charmi,

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Cynthia said...

Such great comfort food!