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Panchmel Dal

A Spicy Side dish made of mixed lentils and tempered with ghee wala Tadka.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ Cup Chana Dal
  • ¼ Cup Arhar Dal
  • ¼ Cup Green Moong Dal
  • ¼ Cup Dhooli Massor Dal
  • ¼ Cup Kali urad ki dal
  • 5 Cups Water
  • ½ Tsp Turmeric Powder
  • Salt according to taste.
  • For Tempering /Tadka
  • ½ Cup Ghee
  • ½ Tsp Cumin seeds
  • Pinch of Asafoetida
  • 4 Cloves
  • 2 Dried Red Chili
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 2 Green Cardamom
  • 2 Black Cardamom
  • ½ Stick Cinnamon stick
  • 2 Tbsp Ginger garlic paste
  • 1 Medium Chopped Onion
  • 2 Medium Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp Kashmiri Chili Powder
  • 1 Tsp Amchoor Powder
  • 1 Tsp Garam Masala powder
  • 1 Tsp Coriander Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Cilantro chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice

Instructions
 

  • Wash all the Dals.Pressure cook with 5 cups of water ,mixed with turmeric and salt. 3-4 whistle or use the instant pot for 4 minutes.
  • Let it come to room temperature before opening the lid.
  • Take a pan . Heat ghee.
  • Add Cloves,dried red chili,cumin seeds,Cinnamon stick and asafoetida and,bay leaf.
  • When the seeds crackle add onion and ginger garlic paste.
  • Saute for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes . Fry it till they look mushy .
  • Add coriander Powder ,chili powder ,amchoor powder and garam masala powder.
  • Saute it properly till it looks fried up and release a little oil.
  • Add boiled dal to the temering and mix well.
  • Taste the salt,if you need adjust the seasoning.If it looks too thick add some water.
  • Cook for another 2 -3 minutes on medium flame.
  • Remove from the heat .Add lemon juice and Mix well.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro.
  • Serve with Baati.
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