Panchratni Dal

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Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: General

This healthy recipe for Ganesh Chaturthi is curated by Chef Sanjeev Kapoor.

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  • 2 tablespoons whole red lentils
  • 2 tablespoons whole black gram
  • 2 tablespoons whole green gram
  • 2 tablespoons split Bengal gram
  • 2 tablespoons split pigeon peas
  • 2 teaspoons Nutralite Classic
  • 2 green cardamoms, crushed
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon caraway seeds
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • ⅓ teaspoon roasted cumin powder
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon fennel powder
  • 1½ teaspoons red chilli powder
  • ⅓ cup skimmed milk yogurt, whisked
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tablespoon fresh cream

How to Make Panchratni Dal

  • Soak all the lentils in two cups of water for an hour and a half. Drain and set aside.
  • Place all the lentils with three cups water in a pressure cooker.
  • Close the lid and cook over medium heat till the pressure is released four times (four whistles).
  • Open the lid when the pressure has reduced completely.
  • Heat Nutralite Classic in a non-stick pan and add the cardamoms, cinnamon and caraway seeds and sauté till fragrant.
  • Add the tomato, coriander powder, cumin powder, turmeric powder, fennel powder and chilli powder and sauté for two to three minutes.
  • Add the yogurt and cook for two minutes more.
  • Add the cooked lentils, two-third cup of water and salt and allow the mixture to come to a boil.
  • Serve hot, garnished with the cream.