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This is the protein-packed Rajasthani Dal recipe. Panch =5 and mel =mix ,one of the most popular dal of Rajasthan is delicious and nutritious.Traditionally, 5 dals are used and hence the name -"Panch mel" dal The dal is thick and can be eaten with Chapati,Roti, Paratha or jeera rice. But to make it more protein rich I added green peas ,chick peas and also kidney beans (Rajma).
I first ate this dal in Hyderabad at Dhola-ri-Dhani (An Ethentic Rajasthani resort) where authentic Rajasthani cuisine is served.I liked the taste of this spicy dal. I got this recipie from Sanjeev Kapoors "Khana Khazana book".

(Serves 4 - 6)


1/4 cup Toor Dal
1/4 cup Moong Dal
1/4 cup Masoor Dal
1/4 cup Urad Dal
1/4 cup Chana Dal
1 tbsp split Green Peas
1 tbsp Chick Peas
1 tbsp rajma
A pinch of Asafoetida
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Pepper Powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp red chilly powder
2 tomatoes ,Chopped
2 green chillies
1/2 " inch ginger
2-3 garlic cloves
1 onion (finely chopped)
salt to taste
2 Whole red chillies
2 tbsp Ghee /Butter
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 cinnamon stick
3 cloves
2 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped


1. Pressure cook dals,Green Peas,Chick Peas and Rajma with asafoetida and turmeric powder, adding 2 cups water for 3 whistles.
2. Let it open. Heat oil or butter in a pan over medium heat, add cumin , whole red chilies, cloves, and cinnamon, and let it splutter.
3. Now add onions and chilli- ginger- garlic paste and saute till it changes to light brown.
4. Add tomatoes and fry till oil comes out.
5. Add pepper powder,chilli powder, garam masala,coriander powder and salt.Cook for 5 minutes stirring it.
6. Garnish with Coriander.
7. Serve with chapati, roti, paratha or jeera rice.

This recipie is reaching Sangeeths Eat Healthy -Protein Rich Event


  1. Shreya said...
    This is definitely protein rich and healthy! Nice entry.
    FH said...
    Healthy and yummy dal to have, looks delcious! See you in Sept Sireesha, hugs and keep blogging!:)
    Ramya Bala said...
    Looks very yummy n healthy
    Sujatha said...
    Wow, This does sound nutritional and healthy! I'm a dal lover and will soon try this one :)
    Cham said...
    Looks so good ur dhal :) Delicious one!
    Srikitchen said...
    really a healthy dish... how is ur daughter?
    Deepthi Shankar said...
    yummy dal sireesha .. very healthy too ..
    Trupti said...
    hey Sireesha..daal looks very yummy and healthy..I will try this soon
    Usha said...
    Looks yummy,will definitely try this one....I love dishes that are healthy and filled with protein
    Andhra Flavors said...
    very healthy one with all dhals. great entry!
    Unknown said...
    nice one...i l love this dal..i have this in my blog too...
    Vani said...
    panchmel dal sounds really protein-rich with the 5 dals, Sireesha! Looks yum too:)
    Madhavi said...
    Very nice entry, dal looks good, healthy, and tasty too!!!
    Sum Raj said...
    healthy dish....just i need a bowl of rice now..
    A_and_N said...
    Wow talk about getting your proteins....nothing better than this! Daal AND chick peas? delicious recipe :)
    also loved your Apricot Almond delight. I think folks living in Rajasthan surely need that to cool off right now :)
    Laavanya said...
    So delicious and hearty... all those different dhals must give it a great taste.
    Unknown said...
    healthy & delicious....

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