Vegetable Dhansak

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Vegetable Dhansak

By May 30, 2015

A traditional Parsi recipe the dhansak is a hotchpotch of lentils, vegetables, spices and meat and is usually served with brown rice.

  • Prep Time : 20 minutes
  • Cook Time : 01h 30min
  • Yield : 6



Method of Preparation

Preparing the lentils and veggies:

  • Toss in all the vegetables and lentils together in a pressure cooker add sufficient water and pressure cook until the lentils and the vegetables are done.
  • Once done, strain through a sieve

Preparing the masala:

  • Add all the masala ingredients and water as required in a blender and blend to a fine paste. Keep this paste aside.

Preparing the dhansak:

  • In a large skillet heat the ghee on medium high.
  • Toss in the onions and sauté until soft and translucent. This would take about 5 mins.
  • Add in the prepared masala paste to this and fry for about 4 mins or until well cooked.
  • Once the masala is cooked add in the cooked lentils and vegetables that were prepared in prior.
  • Season and simmer for about 6 mins.
  • Add the tamarind pulp mix well add some water if required for a thin consistency.
  • Simmer for a further 5 mins. The vegetable dhansak is ready to be served.
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