Dal panchratan or panchmel dal is made out of 5 different dal/ lentils. Since panch means 5 in Hindi, it is easy to guess why it is named so. I love dals, so love to try different types/ variations in dal. Since Aj too loves dal, it is easy to try small variations each time. Sometimes it will be hit, sometimes not so good, but still never settle with a single recipe. I think when ever it clicks, I should post so that I don’t forget the recipe. This particular recipe is from a TV show, noted down by my co-sis and sent to me. I have tried mixed dal in my Dal Baati recipe, this one is similar to that, but has few variations that makes it different. This dal can be made more healthier when you use urad dal, moong dal with skin. So if you have it in stock, do try that way. It looks great and turns out delicious.
Serve hot with steamed rice or phulkas. I had with cabbage paratha as you saw in lunch menu 58.