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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
6
2H 10M

Ingredients

Method

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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