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Give Your Regular Dal A New Twist With This Recipe

Shreya Agarwala, a food influencer, shares a historical and spiritual panchmel dal or panchratna dal recipe.

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Give Your Regular Dal A New Twist With This Recipe

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  • Shreya Agarwala is a food influencer
  • Shares panchmel dal recipe
  • Mentioned in the epic text Mahabharata

Have you ever heard about the panchmel dal recipe? It is a recipe that defines our historical, spiritual, and cultural values. Shreya Agarwala, a well-known food influencer, shares the Panchmel dal recipe also known as panchratna dal. According to Shreya, this recipe is mentioned in Mahabharata and was enjoyed by the Mughals. With historical and spiritual connection, this recipe is a protein-packed lentil dish that contains the goodness and nutritive qualities of 5 different lentils or dals - Moong Dal, Urad Dal, Chana Dal, Toor Dal, and Masoor Dal. This hearty and nutritious recipe comes from Rajasthani cuisine and is made without onion and garlic originally. Here are some details.


  • Toor dal ¼ cup 
  • Masoor dal ¼ cup
  • Chana dal ¼ cup
  • Urad dal ¼ cup 
  • Green moong split ¼ cup 
  • Salt to taste
  • Turmeric powder ¼ cup 
  • Water as required
  • Ghee 1 tsp 


  • Ghee or oil 2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds 1 tsp
  • Garlic 1 tbsp chopped
  • Ginger 1 tbsp chopped
  • Green chili 2 chopped
  • Hing ¼  tsp 
  • Onion 1 chopped
  • Turmeric powder ½ tsp
  • Kashmiri red chili powder 2 tsp
  • Coriander powder 1 tsp
  • Tomato 1 chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Hot water splash
  • Garam masala ¼ tsp 
  • Kasuri methi 1 tbsp
  • Fresh coriander chopped handful


  • Wash all dal, soak for 2-3 hours, discard the water & transfer the dal into the cooker with salt, haldi, 2 tbsp ghee, and water 1 inch above dal, and cook it till pressure cook 3 whistles.
  • In Kadai add ghee,cumin seeds along with red chillies, garlic, ginger, green chillies & asafoetida, stir well & cook the ginger & garlic for 1-2 minutes over high flame.
  • Further, add onion & cook till golden brown.
  •  Add chopped tomato along with salt & haldi. Once the tomato is mushy add spices and cook for another 2 minutes. After that add some water and soak dal.
  • Bring to a boil and finish with water if needed to adjust consistency, add kasuri methi, garam masala & fresh coriander, and stir well.
  • Drizzle some ghee before serving

It is a precious recipe that defines our rich Indian culture. With its combination of five lentils or dal it offers impressive nutrients without compromising your taste. As you know this dish mentioned even in the epic text Mahabharata, reflects the importance of this dish in today's time. So, try this delicious and healthy dish at least once to surprise your loved ones.

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