Panchratna Mix Dal

Aaj Pakao Mix Dal – 1 Packet

2 tbsp ghee
1 bay leaf
4 cloves
1 black cardamom
1 tsp cumin
1 dried red chilli
1 onion (finely chopped)
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
¼ tsp turmeric
1 tsp chilli powder
1 tsp coriander powder
½ tsp cumin powder
½ tsp salt
2 tomato (finely chopped)
¼ tsp garam masala
1 tsp kasuri methi (crushed)
2 tbsp coriander (finely chopped)
1 tsp ghee
1 tsp cumin
¼ tsp chilli powder
1 dried red chilli
  • In a large kadai heat 2 tbsp ghee. add 1 bay leaf, 4 cloves, 1 black cardamom, 1 tsp cumin and 1 dried red chilli
  • Saute on low flame until the spices turn aromatic
  • Now add 1 onion, 1 tsp ginger garlic paste and saute until onions turn golden brown
  • Further add ¼ tsp turmeric, 1 tsp chilli powder, 1 tsp coriander powder, ½ tsp cumin powder and ½ tsp salt
  • Saute until the spices turn aromatic
  • Add 2 tomato and saute until the tomatoes turn soft and mushy.
  • Now add Aaj Pakao Mix Dal and mix well adjusting consistency as required
  • Cover and simmer for 10 minutes or until the flavours are well absorbed
  • Further add ¼ tsp garam masala, 1 tsp kasuri methi and 2 tbsp coriander. Mix well
  • To prepare the tempering, heat 1 tsp ghee. add 1 tsp cumin, ¼ tsp chilli powder and 1 dried red chilli
  • Immediately pour the tempering over dal. make sure the tadka doesn’t get burnt
  • Finally, enjoy panchmel dal or pancharatna dal with roti or jeera rice

To save extra time –

  • Add Aaj Pakao All Purpose Curry Base to the pot
  • Add Complementary Garam Masala (from Aaj Pakao Mix Dal packet) to the curry
  • Once it boils, add Aaj Pakao Mix Dal, water as per need and give it a good mix
  • Let it simmer on medium flame for 5-7 minutes
  • And hot serve your instant Panchratna Mix Dal!