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Vegan Indian Recipes - Beans, Pulses, Legumes, Dals
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Dhansak
From: "News"

All of these look workable; just remember that Dhansak is not something you throw together in 10 minutes! It is a work of ART!

Yield: 4 servings

  • 1 c Mixed legumes
  • 3 c Water
  • 1 lb Mixed vegetables
  • 4 tb oil/margarine
  • 1 sm Onion, diced.
  • 2 ea Garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 ea Green chili, chopped
  • 1/2 ts Turmeric
  • 2 ts Garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tb Lemon juice
  • 3 tb Chopped cilantro
Wash legumes & soak for an hour.

Place water & legumes in a large pot & bring to a boil. Cut vegetables into bite sized pieces & add to the legumes. Cook for 10 minutes.

Heat oil/margarine in a separate pot & saute onion & garlic till golden. Stir in chili, turmeric & garam masala. Mix thouroughly.

Transfer legumes & vegetables into pot with oil/margarine mixture & stir well.

Add salt & cook for another 20 minutes until everything is tender.

Add lemon juice & cilantro & serve hot.

Michael Pandya, "Indian Vegetarian Cooking"