Dhansak Dal Recipe

Recipe By Slurrp

Dhansak Dal is a traditional Parsi dish from India. It is a flavorful and nutritious lentil curry made with a combination of lentils, vegetables, and spices. The dish is known for its unique blend of sweet and sour flavors, which come from the addition of tamarind and jaggery. Dhansak Dal is typically served with steamed rice or roti and is a popular choice for special occasions and festivals.

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Ingredients for Dhansak Dal Recipe

  • 0.13 cup Toor Dal
  • 0.06 cup Masoor Dal
  • 0.06 cup Moong Dal
  • 1/4 tablespoon Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin Seeds
  • 1/4 tablespoon Ginger Garlic Paste
  • 1/4 Onion, Chopped
  • 1/2 Tomatoes, Chopped
  • 0.13 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Red Chili Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 0.13 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Vegetables
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/4 tablespoon Tamarind Pulp
  • 1/4 tablespoon Jaggery
  • As required Salt To Taste
  • as needed Chopped Coriander Leaves For Garnish

Directions: Dhansak Dal Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Rinse and soak a mixture of lentils (toor dal, masoor dal, and moong dal) for 30 minutes.
  • STEP 2.In a pressure cooker, heat oil and add cumin seeds, ginger-garlic paste, and chopped onions. Sauté until onions turn golden brown.
  • STEP 3.Add chopped tomatoes, turmeric powder, red chili powder, coriander powder, and garam masala. Cook until tomatoes are soft.
  • STEP 4.Drain the soaked lentils and add them to the pressure cooker along with chopped vegetables (like pumpkin, brinjal, and potatoes).
  • STEP 5.Add water, tamarind pulp, jaggery, and salt. Pressure cook for 3-4 whistles or until lentils are cooked.
  • STEP 6.Once the pressure is released, open the cooker and give the dal a good stir. Adjust the consistency by adding more water if needed.
  • STEP 7.Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve hot with steamed rice or roti.

Cooking Tips

  • Soaking the lentils helps in reducing the cooking time.
  • You can add vegetables of your choice to make the dal more nutritious.
  • Adjust the spice levels according to your preference.

Storage and Serving

  • Dhansak Dal can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat the dal before serving and adjust the consistency by adding water if needed.
  • Serve Dhansak Dal with steamed rice or roti for a complete meal.
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Recipe By Slurrp