Panchkuti Dal

Five types of dal cooked together and served with a flavourful tempering. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Panchkuti Dal
Main Ingredients Split skinless Bengal gram (chana dal), split skinless pigeon peas (toor dal)
Cuisine Gujarati
Course Dals and Kadhis
Prep Time 26-30 minutes
Cook time 31-40 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Panchkuti Dal

  • 1/4 cup Split skinless Bengal gram (chana dal) soaked
  • 1/4 cup split skinless pigeon peas (toor dal) soaked
  • 1/4 cup Split skinless green gram (moong dal) soaked
  • 1/4 cup Split skinless black gram (urad dal) soaked
  • 1/4 cup Vaal ki dal soaked
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 1 tablespoon Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida
  • 1-2 Green chillies finely chopped
  • 5-6 Curry leaves
  • 2 medium bunches Tomatoes finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1 teaspoon Coriander-cumin powder
  • 3-4 Kokum petals
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh coriander leaves chopped


  1. Pressure cook all dals with sufficient water, ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder and salt for 2-3 whistles.
  2. Heat oil in a non-stick pan. Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds and let the seeds crackle.
  3. Add asafoetida, green chillies, curry leaves and tomatoes and mix well. Add remaining turmeric powder, chilli powder and coriander-cumin powder and mix well.
  4. Add pressure cooked dals and mix well. Add kokum and salt and mix well.
  5. Add little water and chopped coriander, mix well and boil for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Serve hot.

Nutrition Info

Calories 1101
Carbohydrates 157.7
Protein 62.5
Fat 24.4
Other Fiber Fiber- 30.4gm