Panchmeli Daliche Varan Recipe - A combination of five dals makes it absolutely wholesome

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Main Ingredients : Split Bengal gram (chana dal) leveled, Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) leveled

Cuisine : Maharashtrian

Course : Dals and Kadhis

Panchmeli Daliche Varan

The Maharashtrian hospitality is legendary. The cuisine has subtle variety and strong flavours and varies from region to region. In ancient times in the more affluent homes, feasts often started at mid-day and ended when the sun set! The presentation of food was alluring with a practice to sing sacred verses to dedicate the meal to God.
Maharashtrian cuisine covers a wide range from being extremely mild to very spicy dishes. Wheat, rice, jowar, vegetables, lentils and fruit form important components of Maharashtrian diet. 
Everybody knows about the unbeatable taste of the Mumbai’s chaats! But there is so much more to explore and savour in the other regions of Maharashtra. 

You can also find more Dals and Kadhis recipes like Dal Dhokli, Lucknowi Dal, Parappu Urundai Kozhambhu, Mysuru Rasam. Or try out these recipes from Maharashtrian Cuisine like Bharli Vangi, Malvani Fish Curry, Moong Ka Moagra, Jain Vada Pav.

Panchmeli Daliche Varan Recipe - How to make Panchmeli Daliche Varan


Prep Time : 51-60 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : High


  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) leveled 2 tablespoons

  • Split black gram skinless (dhuli urad dal) leveled 2 tablespoons

  • Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) leveled 4 tablespoons

  • Split red lentil (masoor dal) leveled 2 tablespoons

  • Split green gram skinless (dhuli moong dal) leveled 2 tablespoons

  • Fresh coriander leaves a few sprigs

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Goda masala 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Garlic 7-8 cloves

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Whole dry red chillies 3


Step 1

Pick and wash all dals with plenty of water. Then soak in two cups of water for half an hour. Drain and leave aside. Clean, wash and chop coriander leaves. Peel, wash garlic and chop finely.

Step 2

Boil the dals in three cups of water along with turmeric powder until almost cooked. Add red chilli powder, goda masala and salt. Mix well. Boil for another few minutes to cook the dals properly.

Step 3

Take off the heat. Heat ghee in a pan, add cumin seeds and mustard seeds, cook for a moment. Add chopped garlic and whole red chillies and sauté until garlic turns brown. Add this to cooked dal and keep covered for two to three minutes.

Step 4

Stir dal well, garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.

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