This is traditional dish of Rajasthan,served with Batti.Actually five pulses are combined in this that"s why called pachkuti dal,very tasty ,healthy.......a cup of this n your day"s need for protein is met:)

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  • Yields: serves 4-6 person
  • DAL:
  • 1/2 cup split pigeon peas
  • 2 table spoon split bengal gram
  • 1 table spoon split black gram
  • 1 table spoon green gram
  • 1/2 table spoon kidney beans
  • ADD ON:
  • 2 table spoon curd
  • 1 tomato(finely chopped)
  • 1 tomato(grated)
  • 2-3 green chillies(chopped) / as per taste
  • 2 table spoon fenugreek leaves(chopped)
  • 2 table spoon fresh coriander(chopped)
  • 1 table spoon lemon juice
  • 1 tea spoon dry coriander powder
  • 1 tea spoon red chilli powder / as per taste
  • 1 tea spoon garam masala / as per taste
  • 1 tea spoon roasted cumin powder
  • 1/2 tea spoon crushed pepper / as per taste
  • 1/2 tea spoon turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tea spoon sugar
  • salt as per taste
  • 3 table spoon ghee / oil for vegan n health freak
  • 12 tea spoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tea spoon mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tea spoon dry coriander seeds
  • 1/4 tea spoon fennel seeds
  • 1/4 seeds fenugreek seeds
  • few curry leaves
  • pinch of asafoetida
  • Fresh coriander(chopped)

DAL:Wash n Soak all in a deep vessel with warm water for 3 hours.Pressure cook with soaked water and take 6-8 whistle.


In a kadai/wok add all ingredients of tempering and saute for 2 minutes,add all ingredients of add on,one by one and saute for 3-5 minutes.


Add all spices and boiled dal and enough water and simmer for 10-15 minutes.Garnish with fresh coriander.


serve with batti or steam rice or chapatti or any bread of your choice:)

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all thx to my mom,i m only doing bit of changes here n there,thx moma:)

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By kitkat on Aug 17, 2011

I am interested in making this recipe, but am confused as to what pigeon peas, black gram, bengal gram, and green gram are exactly. Can you please give the Indian (preferably Hindi) names for these things? My guess is that pigeon peas is arhar, black gram is urad, bengal gram is chana, and green gram is moong, but can you please confirm if possible?