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Dhansak Dal, Veg Dhansak Recipe

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dhansak dal recipe is a traditional Parsi dish usually prepared on sundays for a family meal. Learn how to make dhansak dal recipe | Parsi style veg dhansak dal | healthy vegetable dhansak |

As the name says, dhansak is an interesting combination of dals (dhan) and vegetables (saak) perked with loads of spices to make it a mouth-watering dish.

This Parsi style veg dhansak dal being cooked only with 1 teaspoon of oil this is a really healthier recipe. We have taken care not to strain out the dal after boiling it so as to retain all the fibre and nutrients that the vegetables and dals provide.

Serve the healthy vegetable dhansak with brown rice, to make a completely gratifying meal.

Tips to make dhansak dal: 1. Avoid adding potatoes if you are diabetic. 2. Dals tends to thicken as it cools down, you can add water to adjust the consistency. 3. The more vegetables and lentils you add, more the dal becomes flavorful.

Enjoy dhansak dal recipe | Parsi style veg dhansak dal | healthy vegetable dhansak | with detailed step by step images.

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Dhansak Dal, Veg Dhansak Recipe recipe - How to make Dhansak Dal, Veg Dhansak Recipe

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

    For dhansak dal
  1. To make dhansak dal, combine the toovar dal, yellow moong dal, masoor dal, urad dal, 2 cups of water, brinjal, potatoes, bottle gourd, red pumpkin, tomatoes , spring onions whites and greens and salt in a pressure cooker, mix well and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  2. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  3. Blend in a mixer to a smooth dal-vegetable mixture. Keep aside.
  4. Heat the oil in a deep non-stick kadhai, add the prepared paste and cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  5. Add the dal-vegetable mixture, ½ cup of water, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 minutes.
  6. Add the tamarind pulp and salt, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minute, stirring once in between.
  7. Serve the dhansak dal hot with brown rice.

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  1. like dhansak dal recipe | Parsi style veg dhansak dal | healthy, pregnancy vegetable dhansak | then do try other dal recipes also: 
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    • dal bukhara recipe | restaurant style dal bukhara | Punjabi style black urad dal | creamy Indian black lentil dal |

what is dhansak dal made of?

  1. dhansak dal recipe | Parsi style veg dhansak dal | healthy, pregnancy vegetable dhansak | is made using easily available ingredients in India:
    For dhansak dal: 1/2 cup toovar (arhar) dal, washed and drained, 2 tsp yellow moong dal (split yellow gram), washed and drained, 2 tsp masoor dal (split red lentil), washed and drained, 2 tsp urad dal (split black lentils), washed and drained, 1/4 cup chopped brinjals (baingan / eggplant), ¼ cup chopped potatoes, 1/4 cup chopped bottle gourd (doodhi / lauki), 1/4 cup chopped red pumpkin (bhopla / kaddu), 1/4 cup finely chopped spring onions whites and greens, 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes, 1 tsp oil, 2 tbsp tamarind (imli) pulp and salt to taste. See the below image of list of ingredients for dhansak dal.
  2. Masala for dhansak dal: 4 garlic (lehsun) cloves, 3 whole kashmiri dry red chillies, 1 tsp coriander (dhania) seeds, 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera), 1 green chilli, 4 peppercorns (kalimirch), 4 cloves (laung / lavang), 1 cardamom (elaichi) and 2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania). See the below image of list of ingredients for dhansak dal.
     

how to cook the dal and vegetables

  1. To make Dhansak dal, in a pressure cooker, add ½ cup toovar (arhar) dal .
  2. Add 2 tsp yellow moong dal (split yellow gram) , washed and drained.
  3. Add 2 tsp masoor (split red lentil) dal , washed and drained. 
  4. Add 2 tsp urad dal (split black lentils) , washed and drained.
  5. Add 2 cups of water.
  6. Add ¼ cup chopped brinjals (baingan / eggplant)
  7. Add ¼ cup chopped potatoes
  8. Add ¼ cup chopped bottle gourd (doodhi / lauki).
  9. Add ¼ cup chopped red pumpkin (bhopla / kaddu).
  10. Add ½ cup chopped tomatoes.
  11. Add ¼ cup finely chopped spring onions whites and greens.
  12. Add salt to taste.
  13. Mix well.
  14. Pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  15. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
  16. Transfer the dal into a mixer.
  17. Blend in a mixer to a smooth dal-vegetable mixture. Keep aside.

how to make masala paste

  1. In a mixer add 4 garlic (lehsun) cloves.
  2. Add 3 whole dry kashmiri red chillies.
  3. Add 1 tsp coriander (dhania) seeds.
  4. Add 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera).
  5. Add 1 green chilli.
  6. Add 4 peppercorns (kalimirch).
  7. Add 4 cloves (laung / lavang).
  8. Add 1 cardamom (elaichi).
  9. Add 2 tbsp chopped coriander (dhania).
  10. Add 3 tbsp of water.
  11. Blend it into a smooth paste.

how to make dhansak dal

  1. To make dhansak dal recipe | Parsi style veg dhansak dal | healthy vegetable dhansak | heat 1 tsp oil in a deep non-stick kadhai. 
  2. Add the prepared paste.
  3. Cook on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  4. Add the dal-vegetable mixture.
  5. Add ½ cup of water.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Cook on a medium flame for 5 minutes.
  8. Add 2 tbsp tamarind (imli) pulp.
  9. Add salt to taste.
  10. Mix well.
  11. Cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minute, stirring once in between.
  12. Serve dhansak dal | Parsi style veg dhansak dal | healthy vegetable dhansak | hot.

tips to make dhansak dal

  1. Avoid adding potatoes if you are diabetic.
  2. Dals tends to thicken as it cools down, you can add water to adjust the consistency.
  3. Serve Parsi style dhansak dal hot for the best flavour.
Accompaniments

Barley and Corn Salad 
Brown Rice – Parsi Style 
Kachumber Salad, Gujarati Kachumber Salad 

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy124 cal
Protein6.9 g
Carbohydrates20.4 g
Fiber3.8 g
Fat1.8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium13.2 mg

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Dhansak Dal, Veg Dhansak Recipe
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 on 12 Aug 22 06:58 PM


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Dhansak Dal, Veg Dhansak Recipe
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 on 09 May 22 08:27 PM


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