Rajasthani Panchmel Dal – Panchratna Dal Recipe

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Rajasthani Panchmel Dal – Panchratna Dal Recipe

  • Panchmel Dal - Panchratna Dal Recipe

Panchmel Dal or Panchratna Dal or Panchkuti Dal Recipe, as the name suggests, made from 5 Dals (lentils) is a famous traditional Recipe of Rajasthan. Lentils Contain lots of protein and nutritious. 5 different Dals cooked together with spices.  Tempering of cumin with Ghee (Clarified Butter) gives it a perfect rich taste and strong aroma you can’t resist.


  • 1/4th cup Red Lentils (Masur Dal)
  • 1/4th cup Split Pigeon Peas (Toor Dal)
  • 1/4th cup Split Black Gram Lentils (Urad Dal)
  • 1/4th cup Split Chickpeas (Chana Dal)
  • 1/4th cup Split Mung Beans (Yellow Moong Dal)
  • 1 finely chopped Tomato
  • Fresh Coriander chopped
  • Two dry Red Chillies
  • 8 – 10 Curry Leaves
  • Two Green Chillies sliced
  • One tbsp. Garlic sliced
  • One tsp. Ginger finely chopped
  • One tsp. Cumin Seeds
  • One tsp. Red Chilli Powder
  • Two tsp. Dhana Jeera Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 tsp. Garam Masala
  • 2 pinch Asafetida (Hig)
  • Salt to taste
  • One tbsp. Oil
  • Three tbsp. Clarified butter (Ghee)


  • Mix all Dals in a bowl, rinse with fresh water couple of times.
  • Soak dal in 1 & ½ cup water for 1 hour.
  • After 1 hour, pressure cook dal for 4 to 5 whistles.
  • Heat Oil and Clarified butter together in a pan over medium flame.
  • Add Ginger, Garlic, Dry Red Chilli, Curry Leaves and Asafetida, sauté for 30 seconds.
  • Now add cooked dal and mix well.
  • After 1 minute, add chopped Tomatoes & Sliced Green Chillies, mix well.
  • Add all the spices (except Garam Masala), Red Chilli Powder, Turmeric Powder, Dhana Jeera Masala and Salt.
  • Mix well and cook for 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Add water if required.
  • After 5 minutes, switch off the gas and add Garam Masala & fresh Coriander, mix well.
  • Heat Clarified butter in a tadka pan.
  • Add Cumin seeds and let them crackle.
  • Pour the tadka into Dal, mix well.
  • Rajasthani Panchmel Dal / Panchratna Dal is ready to serve.
  • Serve with Bati, Roti, Naan or Rice.

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