Dhansak Dal ( Indian Diabetic Dal Recipe)

Dhan-saak Dal ( Diabetic Recipe )

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A traditional parsi dish. As the name says, it is an interesting combination of five varieties of dhan (dals) and saak (vegetables) perked with spices to give it a mouth-watering taste.

Being loaded with vegetables this dish is not very high in calorie and carbohydrates and also provides all the necessary nutrients.

Serve it with crusty whole wheat bread and salad to make a light, yet satisfying meal.

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Dhansak Dal ( Indian Diabetic Dal Recipe) recipe - How to make Dhansak Dal ( Indian Diabetic Dal Recipe)

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     4Makes 4 servings
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For making dhansak dal

    For making dhansak dal
  1. Combine the dals and wash them.
  2. Add the vegetables to the dals along with 3 cups of water and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  3. Liquidise the cooked dals and all the vegetables in a blender and keep aside.
  4. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan and add the ground paste. Sauté it for 4 to 5 minutes and add the puréed vegetable and dal mixture, along with the dry powdered masala, tamarind water and salt and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. Serve hot, with whole wheat bread or chapatis.

  1. You can also use ready made Dhan-saak Masala available at most grocery stores instead of all the spices used, if you are in a hurry.


Brown Rice – Parsi Style 
Dalia Paratha, Broken Wheat Paratha 
Whole Wheat Bread, Whole Wheat Bread Loaf Using Instant Dry Yeast 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy135 cal
Protein7.6 g
Carbohydrates22.3 g
Fiber4.7 g
Fat1.8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium14.1 mg

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