Dhansak

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Dhansak

Cooking Time

Preparation Time :30 Min

Cook Time : 25 Min

Total Time : 55 Min

Ingredients

Serves : 3
  • 1/2 cup tuvar dal (pigeon pea lentil), soaked for 30 minutes


  • 1 cup red pumpkin, chopped


  • 1 long eggplant. chopped


  • 2 tbsp. oil


  • 1 onion, chopped


  • 1 tomato, chopped


  • 1 tsp. ginger-garlic paste


  • 1 tsp. roasted coriander-cumin powder


  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder


  • 1 tsp. salt or to taste


  • 1 tsp. garam masala powder


  • 1 tsp. red chili powder


  • 1 tsp. pepper powder


  • 1 tsp. tamarind paste mixed with 1/2 cup water


  • 1 tsp. coriander leaves, chopped

Directions

  • Pressure cook the soaked dal, eggplants and red pumpkin along with 1 1/2 cups water for 4-5 whistles. Add salt and turmeric powder and keep aside.
  • Heat oil and saute the onions till light brown in colour. Now add the ginger-garlic paste and rest of the dry spices mixed with 1/4 cup water. Fry on a low flame till the oil separates.
  • Add the tomatoes and continue to fry till it is mashed up. Add the boiled dal and the tamarind water.
  • Simmer for 4-5 minutes or till the consistency thickens a little. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve as a side dish with plain rice, jeera rice or any Indian bread.