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Vegetable dhansak

Dhansak is an Indian adaptation of a famous Parsi festive dish always consisting of several types of pulses and vegetables and served with rice.
vegetable dhansak
2H 10M



1.Make masala paste. Blend or process ingredients until mixture forms a smooth paste.
2.Place eggplant, pumpkin, tomato, onion and the water in large saucepan; bring to the boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain vegetable mixture through sieve over large bowl; reserve 1½ cups of the cooking liquid, discard remainder.
3.Combine half the chickpeas, half the lentils and half the vegetable mixture in another large bowl; mash lightly.
4.Dry-fry garam masala and masala paste in same cleaned pan, stirring, until fragrant. Add the mashed vegetable mixture, remaining chickpeas, lentils and vegetables, and the reserved cooking liquid to pan; bring to the boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
5.Meanwhile, cook rice in large saucepan of boiling water until tender; drain.
6.Heat oil in medium saucepan; cook extra onion, stirring, about 10 minutes or until browned lightly. Sprinkle onion and coriander over dhansak; serve with rice, and lemon wedges, if you like.

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