Panchmel Dal

Week 4 Day 2  of BM #57 -

Today check out this ever so popular dal from the Western part of India. My brother boasts that this is one dal which he can cook to perfection. I had prepared this meal as part of a Maharashtrian meal.

Ingredients - 

Toor Dal 3 Tbsp
Chana Dal 3 Tbsp
Moong Dal 3 Tbsp
Masoor Dal 3 Tbsp
Urad Dal 3 Tbsp
Salt, Green chilies, Turmeric as needed
Coriander Cumin Powder 1 tsp, Garam Masala 1/4 tsp mixed in 2 Tbsp of water
Lemon Juice as needed
Seasoning(Cooking Oil 2 tsp, Mustard Seeds 1/2 tsp, Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp, Asafoetida 1/4 tsp)

Maharashtrian Thali

Method Of Preparation -

Wash all the Dals and pressure cook adding about 2 cups of water.

After the pressure is released from the cooker, mash the dal.

In a heated pan, add oil and add the rest of the seasoning ingredients.

After the mustard seeds pop, add the coriander-cumin powder and garam masala mixed in water to the seasoning.

Allow it to sizzle for a few seconds and pour it into the dal.

Sprinkle salt and let the dal simmer for a few minutes.

Remove from heat and squeeze in some lemon juice.

Serve it with Rice for a comforting meal.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 57. 

Preparation Time 25 min
Serves 4-5


  1. Sowmya :) Says:
  2. That's a nutritious and delicious dal!

  3. Panchmel dal looks so comfy and delicious.

  4. Pavani Says:
  5. Such a comforting and delicious Panchmel dal.

  6. This is a favorite in my house. Everyone loves it.

  7. WHat a comforting and nutritious dal this is!

  8. Priya Suresh Says:
  9. I can just finish my lunch with this nutritious and comforting dal..inviting..

  10. Delicious and inviting dal.

  11. perfect comfort food - definitely a delicious one for sure

  12. Kalyani Says:
  13. Loved the plating and the dal ...

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