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Panchratna Dal Khichdi

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1 tbsp tur dal
1 tbsp chana dal
1 tbsp masoor dal
1 tbsp split green moong dal
1 tbsp yellow moong dal
1 cup basmati rice (long grain)
water as needed
1 tsp ginger garlic paste
1 green chilli chopped
1 tsp red chilli powder
1 pinch hing
1 large onion
1 tsp tamarind paste/pulp
2 tbsp oil
8 curry leaves
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp jeera
green coriander leaves to garnish

Nutritional information

735 kcal
84.14 g
21.23 g
53.01 g
185 mg
0 mg

Panchratna Dal Khichdi

  • Veg
  • 30 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy



This Panchratna dal khichdi uses some quality ingredients. It utilizes no less than five different lentils, making it the best thing ever for lentil lovers. This is truly the crown jewel of khichdis. Its lentil and vegetable content are packed full of health benefits, and the ingredients themselves are the perfect things to cook in a pressure cooker using the layering method. So long as you use all 5 lentils, you’ll have an authentic panchratna khichdi, so feel free to experiment with different ingredients.

Health Benefits

Khichdi is an amazing type of porridge native to India. It’s commonly eaten as part of a healthy breakfast because it has so many great health benefits. These benefits are mostly due to the combination of lentils and seasonings that make up the khichdi. Seasonings like the turmeric make have amazing anti-inflammatory properties. It has been proven to treat arthritis pain and improve brain functionality. It is even a great natural treatment for various respiratory conditions like bronchitis and asthma

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How to make Panchratna Dal Khichdi

  • Wash and soak the dals for 4 hrs.
  • Wash and soak the rice for 1 hr.
  • Slice the onion.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker over low heat.
  • Add in the mustard seeds and jeera and cook until they splutter.
  • Add in the onions and sauté them until they turn a golden brown.
  • Add thetamarind paste, curry leaves,hing, turmeric powder, red chili powder, salt, and green chili.
  • Pour in the water, rice, and dals.
  • Put on the lid and cook on high heat for 3 whistles.
  • Reduce the flame and cook for 2 more whistles.
  • Adjust the seasonings again and cook on full flame for 3 whistles.
  • Garnish with green coriander leaves.


Pancharatan means "five jewels", referencing the 5 different lentils used in the khichdi.

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