Vegetarian “Dhansak”

Mercedes Aspland
By Mercedes Aspland / January 29, 2014

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I love curry and make it loads, and loads. It is easily my favourite food and luckily it is my mum’s as well so I always have a willing audience for my curry. Usually when I make curry I use cookbooks, mainly to give me the correct spice balance, which can be very tricky.

When I go to an Indian restaurant I love to have Dhansak, I love the combination of flavours and the lentils and look around the internet for a recipe. I couldn’t find one that really grabbed me and I like the look of more than one so decided to combine them and see what happened.

I have to say I like my curry hot and the flavour of this one was lovely but I have to warn you it is not like a Dhansak you get in a restaurant, maybe the lentils could have been mushed up a bit more to give a different consistency and to do that I would have needed to cook it in a different way. If you check out the notes for the recipe I will give you some information on how to get your lentils a bit more mushy.

The flavours of hot, sweet and sour are definitely here in this recipe, the only problem I found with it was I just could not stop eating it! I always make big batches of curry as it can always be frozen, or even better lunch the next day.

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About the author

Mercedes Aspland

Mercedes is a Yoga Sports Coach with experiences working with athletes from many disciplines and experience levels. She is keen to spread the word of how valuable yoga is to sport. With additional qualifications in nutrition she also shares a number of recipes and nutritional advice to keep you fuelled while training.

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