Five-Lentil Stew with Cumin and Cayenne

Panchmela Dal

Preparation info

  • Makes

    3 cups

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

660 Curries

By Raghavan Iyer

Published 2008

  • About

Rajni Kedia is a neighbor and friend of my sister-in-law Geeta in suburban Mumbai. On a recent visit, her passion for the foods of her childhood in Rajasthan, which she still creates daily for her family, came through crystal-clear. It was a sunny Sunday afternoon, the auspicious day called Makar Sankranti, and hundreds of kites soared in the warm breeze in celebration of the first day of spring. Rajni’s lentil-rich stew simmered on the stove while she sizzled the sp