Monday, February 6, 2012

Dal Panchratan-Too Nutritious

Dal Panchatran... Pachatran because it consist of 5 different kinds of pulses in it. Rajma,Chick Peas, Bengal Gram,Moong Dal and Lobiya (Black eye Peas). Just while surfing about lentils/dals I found three variety of it - lentils, beans and peas. Legumes and Pulses are a natural source of protein, high in fibre and low in fat. They have a wide range of flavours and textures and form a large part of the Indian daily diet.

They are eaten either whole (with the skin still intact) or split in half (with or without their skins). The term "dal" refers to a bean or lentil which has had the outer husk removed and the remaining lentil is then split. This ensures a quicker cooking time and a softer, creamier texture when cooked.


Rajma - A hand full
Chole - A hand full
Kala chana - A hand full
Moong Dal - A hand full
Lobiya - A hand Full
Onion - 1 large
Garlic - 5-6 cloves
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Green Chilli -4
Cinnamon - 1/2 inch stick
Green Cardamom - 2
Tomato - 2 Medium
Dry Mango Powder - 1/4 tsp
Channa Masala -1 tsp
Turmeric Powder -1/2 tsp
Red Chilli Powder -1 tsp
Bay Leaf - 1
Oil -3 tbsp 
Water - 2 cups

  1.  Soak all the pulses for 7-8 hours. 
  2. In a mixer put chopped onion, green chilli, garlic, ginger, green cardamom, cinnamon and bring it to a paste. Keep aside
  3. Puree the tomatoes & keep aside
  4. In a pressure cooker heat 3 tbsp oil. Put a bay leaf and put the paste into it and cook it over a lower flame till the raw smell disappears.
  5. Now add tomato puree and cook for 3-5 minutes stirring properly.
  6. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, amchur powder, channa masala and adjust the salt.
  7. Now put the soaked pulse along with water and pressure cook it, for about 8-10 whistles.
  8. Serve hot garnished with chopped coriander leaf. 

    Linking it UK Rasoi @ New Year .. New Dish
    Linking it to my own event Holi Hai
    Linking to Spicy Treats @ Show Me Your Hits

from my kitchen


Anjali Bapna Shukla said...

That's a perfect legume amalgamation!!
I'm a die hard lover of legumes and this is just the perfect one to go for. :)

Rasi said...

Very nice surabhi :)

Swetha said...

Very healthy recipe. Lovely blog. Happy to follow.

Torviewtoronto said...

looks wonderful

Torviewtoronto said...

looks wonderful

hotpotcooking said...

Healthy one. Happy to follow u

Julie said...

a true nutritious one,yummy!!

Erivum Puliyum

Surabhi said...

Thank U all... :)

Sangeetha M said...

this is such a protein packed curry...sounds so yummy...looks so good...
u have a lovely space n i am your happy follower now :)
Spicy Treats
OnGoing Event:Show Me Your HITS~Healthy Delights said...

looks really yumm yumm..nice cliks......Thanx 4 d super dish dear.......

Vardhini said...

Nice combination of all the legumes and healthy too. Thx for linking to the event.

Event: Legumes
Event: Fenugreek/Kasuri Methi