Mutton Dhansak Recipe Chicken masala

Dhansak is a popular Indian dish, especially popular among the Parsi community which combines elements of Persian and Gujarati cuisine. In Parsi homes, dhansak is traditionally made on Sundays owing to the long preparation time. Dhansak consists of lentils, vegetables, spices, cumin seeds, ginger, and garlic together with meat and either gourd or pumpkin. Within the Parsi community, dhansak usually contains mutton; it is rarely made with other meats, or without meat. The traditional recipes never contain fruit, instead favoring the subtle sweetness of pumpkin, squash or gourd.

Here is a recipe of the Vegetable Dhansak Recipe

Prep Time: 30 mins ♥ Cook Time: 20 mins ♥ Total Time: 50 mins ♥ Yield: 4 servings


250 gm mutton
3 tbsp oil
1 onion
2 cloves garlic
1 tsp ginger paste
2 green chillies
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp cumin seed
1 tsp coriander seed
1 tomato
1 cup red lentils
1 tbsp tamarind powder
8 cups water
4 twigs coriander leaves
1 tbsp dried coconut
2 tbsp mango chutney
Salt to taste


In a saucepan, pour in the lentils, 3 cups water, tamarind and the sliced onions. Cover, and boil for 30 minutes over medium heat.

Boil the mutton pieces in 3 cups water for 30 minutes. Throw the coriander into the pot with the mutton before taking it off.

When the lentils are soft, mash them. Reduce the heat to low, and stir in the mutton and coriander mixture. Add the salt, turmeric, cumin, coriander, garlic, green chilli and the ginger. Stir thoroughly and cook for 5 minutes.

Add the coconut, tomato and the chutney and stir well. Allow to simmer together for 20 minutes. Taste and adjust for seasoning.

Serve with rice or naan.