It is safe to assume that dal is made in every Indian household almost every day for lunch or dinner, or both. There are so many dal varieties in our country that we can blindly pick any of them for each day of the week and still not nearly exhaust the list. It is the best and the most delicious way to fulfill our daily protein requirement; and let's add here that it is also one of the simplest Indian dishes to make. Pair it with rice or roti or paratha, with or without a side dish, and you have a wholesome meal ready for your family.
We don't want to waste your time by giving you just another dal recipe; we are sure you have them all in plenty. But, what we have for you is a combination of different dals rolled into one dish that melds the different flavours and nutritive properties from each dal and brings to you a mesh of your favourite dals in one single meal. Is panchratna dal coming to your mind now? Wait till you dismiss this recipe thinking you already know it. This dal called pachmel dal is similar to panchratna dal made with 5 kinds of dal, but offers a whole new experience of flavours.
Pachmel dal is a Rajasthani specialty made with a splendid blend of arhar dal, chana dal, dhuli urad dal, moon dal (chilkewali) and dhuli moong dal. What makes this dal stand apart is the addition of some sweetness from a dash of sugar and fennel seeds that compliments the other Indian spices perfectly.
Here's the complete recipe of pachmel dal for you to try at home.
Cooked generously in desi ghee, pachmel dal is perfect for those times when you want to make a special meal for your family or for guests coming over. It is relatively easy to make too. Unlike other dal preparations, you have to cook all the dals together all the way through till you get a thin pouring consistency. Sugar is also added along with salt and turmeric to cook the dals.
A rich tempering of ghee is made with a range of spices, including onions seeds, fenugreek seeds, fennel seeds, cumin seeds, coriander powder, mango powder, ginger and hing. Add the cooked dals to it and simmer for some time before serving it with the garnishing of coriander leaves.
Try this high-protein dal (or dals) and enjoy a hale and hearty meal with your loved ones.
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