Panchmel Dal ( Jain)
by Tarla Dalal
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As you will see from this recipe, exotic dal recipes can be prepared authentically without using onions or ginger, which are often considered by many as must-have ingredients for a dal-based dish. In this traditional recipe, five wholesome dals are used together with whole spices, tangy tamarind and a unique masala water to make a tongue-tickling dish! Dissolving the spice powders in water before sautéing them with the tempering ensures that the spices get uniformly mixed, and also gives a strong aroma to the dish. Enjoy the Panchmel Dal hot and fresh with your favourite roti.
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Panchmel Dal ( Jain) recipe - How to make Panchmel Dal ( Jain)
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Makes 6 servings
- Combine the dals, 4 cups of water and salt in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
- Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid. Keep aside.
- Heat the ghee in a deep non-stick pan, add the bay leaves, cloves, cumin seeds and asafetida and green chillies.
- When the cumin seeds crackle, add the prepared masala water and sauté on a medium flame for a few seconds.
- Add the cooked dal, dried mango powder, tamarind pulp and little salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 4 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
- Serve immediately with naan or paratha.
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