Vidhu's kitchen: Parsi Dhansak

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Parsi Dhansak


Mixed dals       : 1 cup ( masoor, moong and toor dal)
Mixed vegetables  : 1 cup ( Eggplant,beans,carrot, potato and yellow pumpkin)
Onion       : 2
Ghee        : 2tbsp
Tomato      : 2
Tamarind  : less than lemon size
Turmeric powder
Fenugreek leaves  : handful  (here  i used dried  methi leaves 1 tsp, dried leaves are much stronger than the fresh ones)

Spice masala :
Ginger   : 1 piece
Garlic    : 4 pods
Coriander seeds   : 3 tbsp
Cinnamon    :  1 stick
Cloves          : 3 pieces
Red Chiily    : 4
Pepper         : 1/4 tsp
Dry bay leaves : 2

Dry roast and powder it..

Coriander  leaves and curry leaves.

Method :

Wash dals and cook in pressure cooker.
Cook vegetables
Take a thick bottomed vessel add ghee ( no seasoning)
Put chopped onions chopped tomato and add dals , vegetables,methi leaves and tamarind water.
Put salt ,turmeric powder and spice masala powder.
Let dhansak cook in low flame for 10 mins and stir from time to time to ensure that dhansak does not stick to the bottom of the pan.
Add coriander and curry leaves.
Dhansak is ready .
Enjoy with traditional parsi brown rice.

Sending this to Kid's menu event by Neha

1 comment:

Hema said...

Looks yummy and seems to me like a tasty yet really healthy dish with many vegetables and major lentils. Would love to try out! Thank Vidhya you for the recipe.