Panchratan Dhal

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Panchratan Dhal

This is another side dish for rotis that my family enjoys. Made with a combination of five lentils/ Dhals and lightly spiced, the mild coriander flavor is balanced by the rich-tasting creamy textured gravy. Serve with warm rotis with a drizzle of ghee. It is yet another dish that I learnt from my cooking class.

Amma makes it more often than me and in fact asked why I have not yet posted the recipe here @ CILANTRO. She follows my blog regularly and gives her valuable comments, criticisms, tips and of course tries my recipes and gives her feedback on those too.

  1. ¼ cup Tuar Dhal
  2. ¼ cup Masoor Dhal
  3. ¼ cup split Green gram
  4. ¼ cup Bengal gram
  5. ¼ cup Urid Dhal Dhal
  6. ½ teaspoon Turmeric
  7. ½ teaspoon Cumin
  8. 4 Green chillies finely chopped
  9. 1 tablespoon finely chopped Ginger
  10. 1 cup finely chopped Onions
  11. 2 cups finely chopped Tomatoes
  12. 1 tablespoon coriander seeds crushed
  13. 2 to 3 whole Red chillies
  14. ½ teaspoon Garam masala
  15. 2 tablespoons cream 
  16. a pinch Asafoetida
  17. 1 teaspoon Kasuri Methi
  18. fresh cut Cilantro & few julienned Ginger
  1. Wash all the dhals and pressure cook along with turmeric until the dals are cooked. When cool open the lid and mash the dhals.
  2. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed vessel, add cumin,green chilies and ginger.Then add the onions and sauté for five minutes until they turn soft and translucent.
  3. Now add the chopped tomato and sauté until the masala is well combined and all the tomatoes are soft.  Simmer for few minutes until oil separates.
  4. Add the pressure cooked dhals along with salt and combine. Add water if necessary. Now add the garam masala, cream and asafoetida.
  5. Heat oil/ghee in a small pan, add the crushed coriander seeds and immediately the red chilies. Add it to the Dhal and mix well.
  6. Finally add chopped coriander leaves, kasuri methi and julienned ginger. Serve with warm rotis.


  1. That's a delicious bowl of Dal. Would be great to have with rotis. perfect to have a after a long and tiring day. Lovely click.

  2. I love this dal n is very frequent in my kitchen too...loved that colorful bowl dear..:)

  3. Comforting dal, simply inviting..

  4. This is my family favorite too. As a matter of fact I am going to make it today for Hanuman Jayanti along with Choorma :)

  5. Very delicious dal....perfect with roti!!

  6. Mouthwatering dal for rotis... Really want to try this out... Have bookmarked it... YUM!

  7. Delicious dhal,perfect with roti...lovely presentation.

  8. very interesting one. never tried urad dal in dal fry.very healthy one too

  9. I should make this sometimes. Looks beautiful.

  10. Love it completely :) beeeeeeeeeeeeautiful snap :)

  11. Looks awesome and to know that your mom reads your blog must be wonderful..:)

  12. dal looks so comforting and yummy

  13. This is such a hearty bowl of daal. Glad to have discovered your blog. Will be hooked here to discover many more wonderful recipes.

  14. exquisite colored dal - totally inviting and wholesome!

  15. Wish i had them right now looks so so yumm.

  16. Wow this looks absolutely delicious - real warm and hearty. If you like cooking classes, you may like participating in some recipe contests. Even if they are just online. Thanks for sharing!!

    Take care,
    -- Chelsey

  17. Bookmarking it right away. Looks really tempting :)


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