Punjrattani Dal

Dal cooked with five spices

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Main Ingredients Green gram, Lentils
Cuisine Indian
Course Dals and Kadhis
Prep Time 1.30-2 hour
Cook time 31-40 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Spicy
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Punjrattani Dal

  • 2 tablespoons Green gram
  • 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
  • 1 medium Onion chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Turmeric powder
  • to taste Salt
  • 2 tablespoons White butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon Panch phoran
  • 2 medium Tomato chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Yogurt whisked
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garam masala powder
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh coriander leaves chopped


  1. Soak the dals in two cups of water for one hour. Drain and pressure-cook with three cups of water till soft.
  2. Heat the ghee in a thick-bottomed kadai; add the onion and sauté till light brown.
  3. Stir in the chilli powder and turmeric powder.
  4. Add the cooked dals and salt to taste. Mash lightly with the back of a ladle.
  5. Continue to cook, stirring continuously, for two or three minutes.
  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.
  7. Add the mixture to the dals and simmer, stirring occasionally, for two or three minutes. Serve hot, garnished with coriander leaves.