Dhansak Dal - mixed dal with veggies, flavoured with spice mix

Prep Time
1 hour
Cook Time
45 minutes
6-8 servings
  • 2 cups tuvar dal
  • ½ cup masoor dal
  • ½ cup chana dal
  • 1 cup mung dal
  • 3 tomatoes
  • 1 onion, chopped fine
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 potato, unpeeled
  • ½ cup pumpkin (white and yellow)
  • ½ cup carrots and any other vegetable you prefer
  • 1 tbsp dhansak masala
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • red chilli powder
  • water
  • salt
  • lemon juice
  • chopped coriander
  • Cook all the dals in a pressure cooker along with the potato, pumpkin and carrots.
  • In a saucepan, sauté the onions and garlic till the onions are translucent.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes, dhansak masala, red chilli, cumin and coriander powders and let it cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Once the dals are cooked, add the tomato-onion mixture with the dal and vegetables and puree in a blender.
  • Simmer this puree for about 15 minutes with a bay leaf.
  • Garnish with lemon juice and chopped coriander.


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08:54 AM | 17-02-2020


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