Contains a whole spice pouch, a base sauce and a stir-in sauce
Dhansak is a much-loved Parsi dish. The Parsi people came to India from Persia and brought with them their own food and culture. Over the years their food was influenced by Indian ingredients and spices, mostly from Gujarat.
A proper dhansak is a complex balance of flavours of the more typical curry ingredients - onions, tomatoes, ginger and garlic. Where it goes off on a Parsi tangent is the addition of lentils and vegetables, which are cooked down into the sauce to create a fabulous and different curry experience. It is a unique and distinctive curry that much of India soon came to love. Most Parsis would add red meat into the curry, but many others add a mix of vegetables, chicken, paneer and even prawns into it. It is delicious in all its guises.
Cut the meat, paneer and/or vegetables into generous pieces.
If you don’t like whole spices, powder these in a pestle and mortar and add them in at the end , or remove them with a spoon before serving
Heat 1 tsp of oil in a pan, add the spices and follow 10 seconds later with the meat, paneer and/or vegetables. Brown lightly for 2-3 minutes
Add the contents of the base sauce and simmer for 2 minutes
Stir in the main sauce and simmer for 3-5 minutes or until the meat is cooked through
Use these handy tips to customise your dish:
For real flavour, add browned diced leg of lamb or skinned chicken joints along with a good splash of water. Cover and cook over a low heat until the meat is cooked through around 11/4 hours for lamb or 45 minutes for chicken joints,
Vegetarians can experiment with many different vegetables, including eggplant, potatoes, sweet potato, pumpkin, spinach and even eggs
Finish with some crispy fried onions, coriander and a squeeze of lemon juice.
Water, Pumpkin, Cooked Lentils[Lentils (Pigeon pea, Red Lentil), Water], Onion, Aubergine, Ginger, Sunflower Oil, Ground and whole Spices, Tomato Paste, Sugar, Garlic, Salt, Coriander Powder, Tamarind, Rice Flour, Turmeric Powder, MUSTARD SEEDS
For allergens see ingredients in BOLD
MAY CONTAIN TRACES OF MILK, NUTS, SESAME, PEANUTS, CELERY, SULPHITES, GLUTEN & SOYA
|of which saturates||0.3g|
|of which sugars||2.5g|