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Punj Rattani Dal (A delicious mix of five Lentils topped with white butter)

Apr-24-2017
Amrita Iyer
15 minutes
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
Serves
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ABOUT Punj Rattani Dal (A delicious mix of five Lentils topped with white butter) RECIPE

Everyone knows that the myriad lentil/ dal recipes in India originated from Punjab – the land of the five rivers! They concocted various recipes and wowed inquisitive and curious foodies with their ghee laced rotis, great tasting dals, delicious spiced vegetables, succulent paneer gravies and ghee packed desserts!

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Punjabi
  • Boiling
  • Side Dishes
  • Egg Free

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 4 tsp tur dal
  2. 4 tsp moong dal (split)
  3. 4 tsp urad dal (split)
  4. 4 tsp masoor dal
  5. 4 tsp chana dal
  6. 6 tbsp ghee
  7. 1/2 cup onions – sliced
  8. 1 tsp black cumin seeds (shahi jeera)
  9. 2 tsp coriander powder (dhania)
  10. 1/2 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
  11. 2 tsp salt (adjust as required)
  12. 1 tsp cumin powder
  13. 1 tsp fennel powder (saunf)
  14. 1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves (chopped)
  15. The tempering :
  16. 4 tbsp white butter
  17. 2 medium tomatoes – chopped
  18. 2 tbsp yogurt – beaten
  19. 1/2 tsp garam masala
  20. 2 tsp kashmiri chilli powder
  21. 1/2 tsp asafoetida (hing)

Instructions

  1. Add all the dals in a pressure cooker and add 2 cups water, 1 tsp salt and turmeric powder. Pressure cook for 4 – 5 whistles or till the lentils are almost mashed. Keep aside.
  2. Heat ghee in a pan and add black cumin and sauté till they crackle. Add Onions and sauté till light brown. Add cumin and fennel powders and mix well. Add the cooked lentils and mix till well amalgamated.
  3. For tempering : Heat butter, add asafoetida and red chilli powder. Sauté for 2 minutes and add tomatoes. Cook for 4 – 5 minutes till tomatoes are tender and add garam masala.
  4. Take off heat and stir in yogurt. Pour on top of the prepared dal. Cover and keep for 15 – 20 minutes till the flavors settle down and combine with the dal.
  5. Garnish with the chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with roti, phulka or plain rice!

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Maanika Hoon
Apr-28-2017
Maanika Hoon   Apr-28-2017

So delicious and amazing looking!

Padma I
Apr-25-2017
Padma I   Apr-25-2017

So tasty

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