Rajasthani Panchmel Dal Recipe

Here’s a delicious, spicy dal recipe with a mixture of 5 dals. It is also called Panchratan dal. Learn how to make Rajasthani panchmel dal.


  • 50 gm split green gram lentil (moong ki dhuli dal)
  • 50 gm urad ki dhuli dal
  • 50 gm arhar dal
  • 50 gm horse beans (chane ki dal)
  • 50 gm split and skinned red masoor dal
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • a pinch asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt (namak)
  • 1 tsp red chilly powder (lal mirch)
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1/2 tsp spice blend (garam masala)
  • 1 tsp coriander powder (dhania)
  • 1 lemon (nimbu)
  • 1 tbsp coriander (dhania)
  • 2 tbsp clarified butter (ghee)

How to make panchmel dal:

  1. Mix all lentils and wash them properly.
  2. Soak them for half an hour.
  3. Now boil them in 4 cup water with salt, spice blend and turmeric powder in a pressure cooker.
  4. When cooked properly remove it from the flame. Mash it with a ladle.
  5. Heat ghee in a pan and crackle cumin seeds and asafoetida in it.
  6. Then add red chilly powder and coriander powder and mix it with lentils.
  7. Finely chop coriander and sprinkle on lentil.
  8. Add lemon juice and serve hot.