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  • n. An Indian curry with lentils, vegetables, spices, cumin seeds, ginger, and garlic together with meat and either gourd or pumpkin.


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  • nandita, your dhansak is a must try ...a combo of dhals is definitely my kind of a dish! btw, just saw your profile pic,you look beautiful.

    Parsi Dhansak - for FMR Pumpkin

  • Purists will tell you dhansak does not have pineapple, but many Indian restaurants do prepare it this way, too.

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  • Their father said if they ever tasted this insipid foreign stuff instead of merely reading about it in those blighted Blyton books, they would realize how amazing was their mother's curry-rice and khichri-saas and pumpkin buryani and dhansak.

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  • A google search yielded this recipe for a pretty non-authentic dhansak.

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  • The Parsee-inspired meal that I served included brown rice pilaf, a vegetable-dal stew called dhansak and a simple salad called kachumbar.

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  • Speaking of which, I tried looking for an authentic dhansak recipe on the internet.

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  • But this webpage has a true treasure: scroll down to the last two lines of this page, and someone has provided a recipe (there is a link to a word document) for vegetarian dhansak.

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  • The recipe for dhansak sounds tedious, but it is a snap to put together once you have the ingredients at hand.

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  • The "brown rice" traditionally served in the Parsee meal is white rice which is browned by the addition of caramelized sugar, but I made "real" brown rice, because it is so much healthier, and because it goes perfect with the dhansak.

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  • Mr A&N helped hunt down dhansak recipes, of which it turns out there are many, many variations.

    Archive 2008-02-01


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