Punjrattani Dal Recipe - Dal cooked with five spices

This recipe is from the book Kadai Cooking.

Main Ingredients : Green gram (sabut moong) , Lentils

Cuisine : Other

Course : Dals and Kadhis

Punjrattani Dal

Punjrattani Dal Recipe - how to make Punjrattani Dal recipe


Prep Time : 1.30-2 hour

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium


  • Green gram (sabut moong) 2 tablespoons

  • Lentils 2 tablespoons

  • black gram(sabut urad) 2 tablespoons

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) 2 tablespoons

  • Split pigeon pea (toor dal/arhar dal) 2 tablespoons

  • Pure ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Onion chopped 1 medium

  • Red chilli powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • White butter 2 tablespoons

  • Panch phoran 1/4 teaspoon

  • Tomato chopped 2 medium

  • Yogurt whisked 2 tablespoons

  • Garam masala powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 2 tablespoons


Step 1

Soak the dals in two cups of water for one hour. Drain and pressure-cook with three cups of water till soft.

Step 2

Heat the ghee in a thick-bottomed kadai; add the onion and sauté till light brown.

Step 3

Stir in the chilli powder and turmeric powder.

Step 4

Add the cooked dals and salt to taste. Mash lightly with the back of a ladle.

Step 5

Continue to cook, stirring continuously, for two or three minutes.

Step 6

Heat the white butter in a separate kadai; add the paanch phoron, tomatoes, yogurt and garam masala powder and sauté over medium heat till the fat separates.

Step 7

Add the mixture to the dals and simmer, stirring occasionally, for two or three minutes. Serve hot, garnished with coriander leaves.

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