Dhan-saak Rice


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Serve this traditional parsi dish with fried "papad" sweet mango chutney, curds and chopped onions and tomatoes.

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Makes 8 servings
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Ingredients


For The Dhan-saak
3/4 cup toovar (arhar) dal
1 tbsp moong dal (split green gram)
1 tbsp masoor dal (split red lentil)
1 tbsp vaal dal (split field beans/ split butter beans)
1 tbsp urad dal (split black lentils)
1 potato
1 small brinjal (baingan / eggplant)
2 tomatoes
1 small sized bunch of fenugreek (methi) leaves
3 spring onions with greens
51 to 75 mm (2" x 3") slice of red pumpkin (bhopla / kaddu)
1 slice of bottle gourd (doodhi / lauki)
6 tsp tamarind (imli) water
4 tbsp ghee
1 onion , chopped
salt to taste

To Be Ground Into A Paste (for Dhan-saak)
4 green chillies
8 red chillies
10 garlic (lehsun) cloves (lehsun)
25 mm (1") piece of ginger (adrak)
36 mm (11/2") cinnamon (dalchini)
3 cloves (laung / lavang)
3 black peppercorns (kalimirch)
3 cardamoms (elaichi)
4 tsp coriander (dhania) seeds
2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander (dhania)

To Be Made Into Powdered Masala (for Dhan-saak)
3 cardamoms (elaichi)
2 cloves (laung / lavang)
3 sticks cinnamon (dalchini)

For The Rice
3 cups steamed rice (chawal)
2 onions
2 sticks cinnamon (dalchini)
2 cloves (laung / lavang)
3 garlic (lehsun) cloves (lehsun) , crushed (optional)
3 tsp sugar
2 tbsp ghee
1/2 tsp salt

Method
For dhan-saak

  1. Mix the dals and wash them.
  2. Cut the vegetables into big pieces.
  3. Mix the dals and vegetables, add 7 teacups of water and cook in a pressure cooker.
  4. Sieve this mixture. If it is very thick, add a little water.
  5. Heat the ghee in a vessel and fry the chopped onions for a little time. Add the paste and fry again for 3 minutes.
  6. Add the dal mixture and salt and boil for 30 minutes.
  7. Add the tamarind water and sprinkle the powdered masala and cook for a few minutes.
  8. Serve hot with dhan-saak rice.

For the rice

  1. Chop the onions.
  2. Heat the ghee in a vessel and fry the onions for a little time. Add the cinnamon, cloves, crushed garlic and fry again.
  3. Add the rice, salt and enough water to cook the rice.
  4. Cook the sugar mixed with 1 teaspon of water on a slow flame. When it becomes brown, add to the rice while it is cooking.
  5. Serve this rice with dhan-saak.
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ReemanshukDecember 15, 2013

Dear tarlaji Its an awesome recipe t deal turned out fabulous I made it in my Sunday brunch n everyone admired it .. Its lipsmacking ..

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Reviewed December 15, 2013by Reemanshuk

Dear tarlaji Its an awesome recipe t deal turned out fabulous I made it in my Sunday brunch n everyone admired it .. Its lipsmacking ..

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