Panchkuti Dal, Panchratan Dal

Panchkuti Dal

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Traditional and wholesome are the words that describe this tasty dal most aptly. As the name suggests, Panchkuti Dal features a combo of five pulses, which gives it a unique texture, flavour and aroma.

You will find that this dal does not get mushy, mainly because of the blend of many pulses with varied textures. With a tempering of whole spices and seeds, and a team of ingredients like tomatoes, green chillies and ginger to add to the flavour, this dal becomes a full-fledged side-dish, which transforms even simple roti into a delicacy!

Serve it hot with rotis , rice and a sukhi subzi to make a homely and satisfying meal.

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  1. Wash all the dals and soak in enough water for 1 hour. Drain.
  2. Combine the soaked dals with 1/2 cup of water in a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  3. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  4. Heat the oil in a broad non-stick pan, add the mustard seeds, cinnamon, garlic, ginger, dry kashmiri chilli and curry leaves, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  5. Add the tomatoes, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.
  6. Add the garam masala, coriander and green chillies, mix well and sauté on a medium flame for a minute.
  7. Add the prepared cooked dal, salt and lemon juice, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 to 7 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  8. Serve immediately.

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Nutrient values per serving
Energy202 cal
Protein8.4 g
Carbohydrates23 g
Fiber4.5 g
Fat8.5 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A386.3 mcg
Vitamin B10.2 mg
Vitamin B20.1 mg
Vitamin B31 mg
Vitamin C15.2 mg
Folic Acid44.7 mcg
Calcium54 mg
Iron1.8 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium16.2 mg
Potassium342 mg
Zinc0.8 mg

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Panchkuti Dal, Panchratan Dal
 on 11 May 19 03:16 PM

A healthy mix of five different dals .. gives a nice texture ..when cooked with basic spices and ingredients adds to the flavour. Please note that jeera has been ommited in step 4 which may please be added.Thanks.
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Tarla Dalal    Hi Winnie, Thank you for your kind words. We will update the recipe soon. Meanwhile, do try out more interesting recipes from our website and share your experience with us. Happy cooking!
11 May 19 05:46 PM
Panchkuti Dal, Panchratan Dal
 on 22 Jan 16 04:44 PM

Panchkuti Dal.. A mixture of 5 dal.. It is simply aromatic and a flavourful dal.. A different recipe.. from the regular dal.. I make this often.. as everyone enjoys this in my family..