Low Calorie Dal Panchratni Recipe

Low calorie dal panchratni
Low calorie dal panchratni

AuthorGirishaCategoryDiabetic, Dinners, Heart-Healthy Recipes, Low Calorie, Low Carb Recipes, Low Cholesterol Recipes, Low Fat, Lunch, Main Dishes, Vegetarian, Weight-Loss RecipesDifficultyIntermediate

Low calorie recipe which mixes a variety of dal rich in calcium, proteins and iron.

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time10 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time30 mins



Dal Panchratni Recipe


  • 2 tbsp toor dal (arhar)
  • 2 tbsp whole masoor dal (whole red lentil)
  • 2 tbsp whole urad dal (whole black lentil)
  • 2 tbsp whole moong dal (whole green gram)
  • 2 tbsp chana dal (split bengal gram)
  • 1/4 cup curd, beaten
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 cardamom (elaichi)
  • 1 stick cinnamon stick (dalchini)
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
  • 1/4 cup chopped onions
  • 2 tbsp chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder (dhaniya powder)
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder (haldi)
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds powder (jeera powder)
  • 1/2 tsp fennel seeds (saunf) powder
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped coriander leaves.
  • salt to taste

How to prepare

  1. Clean and wash all dals thoroughly in water and soak them in warm water for ateast 1 hour. Drain the water and keep dals aside.
  2. Add 4 cups of water and dals in a pressure cooker and cook for about 3 whistles on medium flame. Let the dals be cooked. Open the lid as the steam escapes.
  3. Heat some oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. As the seeds begin to crackle, add cinnamon stick, cardamom and onions. Saute on medium flame till onions turn light brown.
  4. Add tomatoes, fennel seeds, coriander powder, cumin seeds powder and red chilli powder. Cook for 4 to 5 minutes and keep stirring continuously.
  5. Add curd to the pan and mix it will. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes more.
  6. Add the cooked dals and salt in the pan and mix the well. Bring the mix to a boil.
  7. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot.

Important: Take the quantity of various dal in equal proportion for best results.

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