Five Grain Dal


  • Dal [split Bengal gram(chana dal), split black gram skinless(dhuli urad dal), split pigeon pea(toor dal), split red lentil(masoor dal), split green gram skinless(Moong dal)] – 30gms 
  • Fresh coriander leaves – a few springs
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp 
  • Red chilli powder – ½ tsp
  • Salt – to taste
  • Garlic – 3 cloves
  • Oil – ½ tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • Mustard seeds – ½ tsp 
  • Whole dry red chillies – ½ tsp


  • Pick and wash all dals with plenty of water.
  • Then soak in two cups of water for half an hour.
  • Drain and leave aside.
  • Clean, wash and chop coriander leaves.
  • Peel, wash garlic and chop finely. 
  • Boil the dals in three cups of water along with turmeric powder until almost cooked.
  • Add red chili powder and salt.
  • Mix well, boil for another few minutes to cook the dals properly. 
  • Take the pan off the heat.
  • Heat oil in pan, add cumin seeds and mustard seeds, cook for a moment.
  • Add chopped garlic and whole red chillies and sauté until garlic turns brown.
  • Add this to cooked dal and keep covered for two to three minutes. 
  • Stir dal well, garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot.

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