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Updated February 2010

Dhansak is popular Parsi dish made with meat and dal. Often chana dal is used because it gives a thick gravy/sauce. Other dals yellow split lentils are also used along channa dal or used to substitute it. The other dal incloudes; mung dal, masoor dal and toor dal.

Traditionally, mutton, which is older lamb, is used to make Dhansak. Now, Dhansak is also made from chicken, lamb or vegetables (gourd, pumpkins).

Dhansak is usually served with basmati rice. The dish is quite easy to make if you use commercial dhansak masala powder.


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