My apologies for not being very regular with posts this month. Work, Festivities, Kid’s holidays all keeping me occupied much more than usual. Now, with very few days left for Diwali, I am getting all ready with a few new and a few traditional recipes.
Panchmel Dal as the name suggests is made with 5 dals, namely Split Bengal Gram, Split Red Gram, Split Green Gram, Split Black Gram & Split Red Lentil. If you have guests coming over , Panchmel Dal is a good choice to make. Even though made with the usual dals, Panchmel Dal is unique in taste.
I remember my mother making this dal , especially when any one Dal ran out. She would mix other dals and make Panchmel Dal. Another unique aspect of this dal is that while in cooking most Dals, the dal is first cooked and then tempered, in this Dal the tempering is first prepared and then the Dal is cooked along with the tempering.