(Parsi Style Garam Masala)
Dhansak is one of their much-loved and popular Parsi dish, made with lentils & vegetables, chicken or lamb.
Dhansak Masala is mildly spicy, pleasantly sweet & classic aromatic spice blend has its origins in Parsi cooking and may also be called ‘Parsi Garam Masala’.
Kashmiri Chili Powder, Coriander, Cumin, Black peppercorn, Fenugreek, Cardamom, Mustard Seed, Turmeric, Mace, Cinnamon, Bay leaf, Clove.
Recipe for mutton Dhansak:
Clean & soak ¼ cup toovar dal and ¼ cup masoor dal for 30 min. Heat ¼ cup ghee/ oil in a pan, add 2 sliced onions, 1 inch chopped ginger and 5-6pcs chopped garlic cloves and sauté (3-5 min). Add 1lb mutton pieces, sauté till lightly browned. Add 2 green chillies, 2 tbsp Dhansak masala and mix. Add the soaked dal, few pcs of vegetables (pumpkin, brinjal and potato), salt to taste and 3 cups of water. Bring to boil, cook for 8-10 minutes. Add ½ cup chopped methy leaves, ½ cup chopped mint leaves, 2 chopped tomatoes and cook until the meat is tender (30-40 min). Sprinkle coriander leaves and cook for a further five minutes and serve warm.