Diet and Health

Veg Dhansak Recipe | Popular Easy To Make Healthy Curry Recipe | Masala Trails With Smita Deo

Nov 14, 2018


Veg Dhansak Recipe | Popular Easy To Make Healthy Curry Recipe | Masala Trails With Smita Deo

Learn how to make authentic Veg Dhansak recipe at home from our chef Smita on Rajshri Food. Dhansak is a popular Indian dish, originating among the Parsi Zoroastrian community. It combines elements of Persian and Gujarati cuisine. While its healthy and protein rich recipe, its equally yummy and delicious. Do watch and post your comments below.

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½ cup toor dal
¼ cup channa dal
¼ cup mung dal
¼ cup masoor dal
1 ½ tbsp. ginger and garlic paste each
1 tbsp red chilli powder
1 tsp haldi powder
Salt to taste
4 medium onions finely chopped
6 tomatoes finely chopped
7 -8 green chilli paste
¼ kg yellow pumpkin
¼ cup mint leaves
½ cup methi leaves
3-4 bay leaves
3 tbsp oil
1 cup fresh coriander chopped
Dhansak Masala 2” cinnamon
1 tsp dry coriander seeds
2 tsp jeera
10 cloves
10 peppercorns
¼ tsp rai Grind this to a fine powder


– Wash all the dals together.
– Wash the mint, the pumpkin and the methi and chop the pumpkin into small pieces.
– Add the mint, pumpkin and the methi to the dal and pressure cook till the dals are cooked and then mash it thoroughly.
– Heat the oil in a kadai and add the finely chopped onions and sauté them till they are golden brown.
– Add the ginger, garlic and chilli paste and sauté again.
– Then add the tomatoes and sauté till oil oozes.
– Then add the ground masala powder along with the vegetable puree.
– Add the boiled dals and mix well.
– Add the salt and the coriander leaves and boil on a low flame for 10 minutes.
– Serve this dhansak with brown rice and kachumhar to 7-8 people.

Brown Rice Method:
– Heat the ghee in a pan and add the cardamoms, cloves, peppercorns and cinnamon and sauté for a few seconds
– Add the rice after you drain the water and sauté it for a minute
– Add 2 tsp of water to the sugar and caramelize it and pour into the rice
– Mix it well. Add salt and 4 cups of water and cover and cook till the rice is done and serve with the dhansak dal

Host : Smita Deo
Director : Tushar Tawde
Editing: Kishor Rai
Camera: Kavaldeep Singh Jangwal, Manjeet Katariya, Pratik Gamre
Creative Head: Kavya Krishnaswamy
Producer: Rajjat A. Barjatya
Copyrights: Rajshri Entertainment Private Limited
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