Five-Lentil Stew (Panch Dal)

wtorek, 4 lutego 2014

Five-Lentil Stew (Panch Dal)

Time: 1 hrs 15 mins


  • 1/4 cup channa dal
  • 1/4 cup Urad Dal
  • 1/4 cup masoor dal
  • 1/4 cup toor dal
  • 1/4 cup mung dal
  • 5 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • 1 Rinse dals. Bring water to boil in large pot. Add dals, stir, and bring back to boil. Remove from heat, cover, and let sit 2 hours.
  • 2 Add turmeric and cayenne to dal and bring water to boil. Reduce heat slightly and simmer until dal is tender, approximately 35 minutes.
  • 3 10-15 minutes before dal is ready, begin cooking spice mixture. Heat oil in heavy skillet or saucepan over medium-high heat. When hot, add onion and garlic and fry 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently. Add cumin and garam masala and cook another minute. Add tomatoes and salt and cook until tomatoes have been reduced, approximately 10 minutes.
  • 4 Add onion mixture to dal and stir well. Cook 2-3 minutes more to blend flavors. Taste for salt and adjust seasoning.
  • 5 Serve hot in one large bowl or in individual-sized bowls with chapati or naan.

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