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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Hot Weekend Lunch - Lamb/Mutton Dhansak

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Its summer time & the days are long & very hot here . Summer time is the worst time in Dubai . Getting out is very difficult in the afternoon & its applicable for weekend days alos . But from September onwards the weather will become very pleasant . So now in this hot weather I don't want to go out for lunch , & I thought to make something new to enjoy our lunch at home . So I made Lamb dhansak .
Lamb Dhansak is a popular Parsi recipe in which lamb is cooked along with lentil and should be medium to hot in spiciness . We loved the blend of hot spices, sour flavours and lentils & make the dhansak a popular curry at our home .So here is the recipe ...



Ingredients for dhansak :-

1. 500 gm boneless lamb, diced into large chunks .
2. 2 small tomatoes, roughly chopped .
3. 2 medium onions, roughly chopped .
4. 1 lemon .
5. 2 tbsp oil .
6. Salt to taste .

For lentil mixture :-

1. 1/2 cup toor dal .
2. 1/2 cup masoor dal .
3. 1/2 cup urad dal .
4. 1 small aubergine, chopped .
5. 1 small sweet potato, chopped .
6. 1/2 small pumpkin , chopped .
7. 2 onion, roughly chopped .
8. Handful of coriander .
9. 1 tsp turmeric powder .
10.2 tsp oil .
11. 2 cup water

For masala paste

1. 3 tsp ginger- gerlic paste .
2. 2 tsp red chilli powder .
3. 1 tsp cumin powder .
4. 1 tsp coriander powder .
5. Whole garam masala (1"cinnamon ,4 green cardamoms ,4 whole black pepper , 1 star anise , )
6. 1 tbsp kasoori methi .
7. Handful coriander leave .
8. Salt .
9. 1 tsp nutmeg powder .

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Method :-

1. Heat oil in a pressure cooker & fry the onion till soft & brown . Now put water , salt & all the ingredients for the lentil mixture . Cook for 5 whistles and then simmer for 15 -20 minutes . Uncover and mash the dal mixture to get a semi-smooth mixture.

2. Grind all the paste ingredients in a blender to make a smooth masala paste .

3. Heat the oil in the pressure cooker . Now add the chopped onions & fry until pale brown. Add the spice paste and the tomatoes and fry for ten minutes, stirring regularly so that it won't stick to the bottom .

4. Then add the lamb and fry until they are brown all over and well coated in the masalas. Fry for 10 min & then put the dal mixture into it and pressure cook again for about 15 minutes.

5. Now open the pressure cooker, mix in the lemon juice & add salt . Let it simmer for another 10 min & serve hot with white rice , salad & fried papad .

Note :- If you don’t have a pressure cooker, just cook it in a kadai .
Don't make the lentil mixture too much smashy .
It is meant to be hot, sweet and sour. so use as much chilli (fresh green and dry red chilli ) you want .


21 comments:

Aysha said...

Delicious curry yaar..It looks so tempting..n d use of pumpkin n all kinds of dal with lamb is a brand new idea 2 me..will surely give a try...

Gita said...

THis is a new recipe to me with lentils and lamb...the dish looks very delicious :)

Smitha said...

Hey,
My sister is in dubai and complains of the same thing.She says the heat is unbearable.
Nice curry. The ingredients are a very differnet mix.

Doloncookbook said...

@ Aysha : Yes the taste was great . Give it a try & let me know you liked or not .Thanks dear ....

@ Gita : Thanks dear ...

@ Smitha : Yes dear the heat is unberable but now last 2 days the weather is quite nice .. Your sister is also staying in Dubai ... Great ...We can catch up some day .. Thanks dear ...

Priya said...

Wow this dish seems to be very delicious!!very new to me!

Suparna said...

hi dolon,
Parsi food is so damn tasty :) their masalas and ingredients are so unusual ...The lamb dhansak looks yummm great click dolon...
Enjoy

Priti said...

That's looks gud though I don't eat lamba :)

Parita said...

Wow what a masaledar dish!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Yummy dhansak...
I love it with vegetables...

Shama Nagarajan said...

its different and looks delicious..nice pic

Pooja said...

Wow looks divine! I love lamb curry but never had with lentils!

Varunavi said...

heard of this dish but never made it.Curry looks delicious. :)

Bong Mom said...

Looks really lovely. Wanted to try a dhaansaak for long will do when I get lamb

Vrinda said...

Thanx for visting my blog..lamb curry looks yummy..great recipe

Pavithra said...

Hope I am first time here.. wonderful space u have... the curry is really tempting since i am vegetarian i can admire it. Keep rocking dear

Priyameena said...

Thanks for visiting my blog..you too have nice blog...Love your Lamb dish..

Kitchen Flavours said...

I heard about this recipe....looks creamy and yum.....

Doloncookbook said...

@ Priya : Thanks dear .

@ Suparna : Yes parsi foods are very delicious & love them . Thanks for your comments dear.

@ Priti , Parita , Home cooked oriya food & Shama Nagarajan : Thanks to all for such wonderful comments .

@ Pooja : Try this . You don't feel it has lentils ...Thanks .

@ Varunavi : Try it & let me know how it come ....

@ Bongmom : Try kore janio kamon laglo ...

@ Vrinda ,Pavithra & Priyameena : Thanks for stopping by & liking it ... Hope to see you again .

@ Kitchen Flavours : Try its tase awasome & let me know .. Thanks dear for such nice comments .

sangeeta said...

nice recipe...i have heard much about dhansak but never tried....may be i'll give it a try some day..

Sharmila said...

I have always wanted to try dhansak .. is the masala that you have used the authentic one? Looks great! :-)

Doloncookbook said...

@ Sangeeta : Try it & let me know if you liked it or not . Thanks .

@ Sharmila :Try it . Khub tasty . R ha normal je masla use koro tai dorker . No special masala .Thanks for the comment .