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
Wash legumes & soak for an hour.
- 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
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"