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Panchmel dal or Panchratna Dal is a very popular dal from Northern part of India. This is combination of five different types of dals which is part of Dal-Baati-Churma. Slow cooking method of this dal in slow cooker will extract full flavor of all dals and nutrition.


        Serving:                       3- 4

        Cooking Time:           45-50 Mins

        Complexity:                Complex

        Taste:                          Spicy


Item Quantity
Chana Dal     2 tablespoons
Toor Dal 2 tablespoons
Whole Masoor Dal 2 tablespoons
Whole Moong Dal 2 tablespoons
Whole Urad Dal 2 tablespoons
Chopped onions 1 cup
Chopped tomatoes 1 cup
Chopped Ginger 2 tablespoons
Chopped cilantro 2 tablespoons
Coriander powder 1 tablespoon
Red chili Powder 1.5 tablespoon
Amchur powder 1/2 tablespoon
Chaat masala 1/2 tablespoon
Turmeric powder 1 tablespoon
Moti elaichi 2 pieces
Cloves 4 pieces
Salt 1 tablespoon
Cumin powder 2 tablespoons
Cinnamon stick 2 inches
Vegetable oil 1 tablespoon
Ghee 1 tablespoon



Mix all 5 type of dals in a bowl. Add 2 cups of water and moti elaichi and cinnamon sticks. Soak up these all dals for 6-7 hrs.

  • Step 1

Start your slow cooker in high temperature setting. Pour all soaked up dals and spices and water (same water in which dal soaked up for 6-8 hrs.) in the pot of slow cooker. Add cloves and add one cup additional water.

Let it cook for 6-7 hrs., keep stirring in between and checking water level, in case of need, add more water. Make sure water level is always higher than dals level.

  • Step 2

1 hr before to serve, add oil and ghee in hot pan and wait until oil and ghee mix and gets hot properly.

  • Step 3

Add onion into hot oil/ghee and sauté till onion till it turns light pink and translucent.

  • Step 4

Add tomatoes with onions and sauté till oil separates out.

  • Step 5

Add turmeric powder, sliced ginger and cilantro, 1 tablespoon salt and sauté whole mixture a bit more. Turn off the heat and let it cool it down for 5 mins.

  • Step 6

Pour all material of step 5 in blender and add cumin powder, chaat masala, red chili powder, coriander powder and amchur powder. Blend all material coarsely. Add 2-3 tablespoon water in case, if you need to blend nicely.

  • Step 7

Take out 1/4 cup of dal from slow cooker and add in blended material and blend all material once more.

  • Step 8

Turn heat to lower setting of slow cooker and mix all material of blender in it. Let cook for 30 more mins and your Panchmel dal is ready to serve.


Serve hot Panchmel dal with red chili tadka in ghee on top of it. Sever in a bowl along with Baati, hot bajra roti or tandoori roti.

Panchmel dal goes very well with rice also.

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