Chicken Dhansak recipe from the famous Vividh Vani cookbook

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Myth busted about some folks saying chicken dhansak is not traditional.

Chicken Dhansak is one of the OLDEST dishes ! The Vividh Vani cookbook from circa 1800 AD has this recipe!

NOTE this recipe has CHICKEN or MUTTON used. See the words circled below, they say “Marghi” which means “chicken”


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Language used is Gujarati here. A volunteer for translating this to English will be greatly appreciated. Thanks – Rita

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