Vegetarian Dhansak Recipe Instant Pot

By Parsi Cuisine 6 comments

Important for Vegetarians – Omitting the meat from this recipe, will make this Dal a Vegetarian Dhansak Dal.

Click here to see Video for Parsi Dhansak for the good times with full Dhansak recipe.

Also known as parsi masala dal.

Note: You will need a pressure cooker also known as Instant Pot.

Ingredients

1 cup yellow lentils (arhar/tuvar daal)

60 gm pumpkin-peeled and diced (about 1/2 cup)

60 gm egg plant/baingan-diced

1 cup fenugreek leaves (methi)-washed and chopped

1 large (125 gm) potato-peeled and diced

1/2 tsp turmeric

1 Tbsp salt

1/4 cup (60 gm) oil

1 cup grated onions (250 gm)

2 tsp ginger paste (2 tbsp chopped)

1 cup grated tomatoes (250 gm)

3 Tbsp Dhansak masala

1 Tbsp lemon juice

Method

For the dal mixture:

Cook the dal with pumpkin, eggplant, fenugreek leaves, potatoes, turmeric, a pinch of salt and some water.

Final preparation:

Heat oil. Saute onions, garlic and ginger, till they turn light brown.

Add the tomatoes and dhansak masala and saute till fat separates.

Add the dal mixture, bring to a boil, then simmer for about 5 minutes.

Mash up all to a smooth puree.

Shut the flame and add lemon juice.

Serve hot with brown rice.

6 Comments

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Rita

Oct 10, 2016, 10:04 pm

Methi leaves can be big or small. Do chop them fine, so they blend into the dal. 🙂

Priyadarshan Pradhan

Oct 10, 2016, 9:21 pm

methi leaves – small or big?

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