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Nutritious Dhansaak Recipe

Nutritious Dhansaak is a popular Indian Curries
Author :
 
On :
Thursday, 16 June, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Curries Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Stewed Recipe
Difficulty :
Medium
Servings :
Serves 6
RATINGs :
Rated 4 based on 100 votes
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Ingredients

  • Dals required:
  • 1/4 cup - val dal
  • 1/4 cup - masoor dal
  • 1/4 cup - moong dal
  • 2 cups - Tuvar dal
  • (Wash and soak the above dals for at least one hour)
  • Vegetables:
  • 50 gm - Orange Pumpkin
  • 1 Brinjal
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 potato, peeled
  • Methi 1/4 bunch or 6 small bunch of dhansaak Methi (if available)
  • Masala: To be ground
  • 4 Cloves
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 4 tsp - oil
  • 1 inch Cinnamon
  • 2 inch piece Ginger
  • 3 tbsp - Tamarind water
  • 6 Cloves Garlic
  • 3 Green chillies
  • 2 tsp - dhansaak masala or sambar masala
  • 2 tsp - dhania-jeera masala
  • salt and black pepper powder to taste
  • Others
  • 2 large onion, chopped
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 tsp - Turmeric
  • 1/2 cup - fresh coriander leaves, chopped (optional)
  • How to Make Nutritious Dhansaak:

    1. Chop the vegetables and methi leaves and quarter the potatoes. Pressure cook dals, vegetables for 15 minutes (put enough water and little to more so that all the ingredients in the cooker are covered)
    2. When cooled open the cooker and remove potatoes pieces from the dals and vegetables
    3. Blend the dals and vegetables
    4. Heat oil and fry the chopped onions till brown
    5. Add the ground masalas and bay leaves fry till aroma comes out
    6. Add chopped tomatoes and coriander leaves
    7. Add salt and turmeric powder and fry for 2 minutes
    8. Add the blended dal to the masalas and allow it to boil
    9. Then add potatoes pieces
    10. Allow it to cook (add more water if necessary)
    11. Finally the dal should be little thick
    12. Serve hot with brown rice



     

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