Dhansak Recipe with Mushroom

Mushroom dhansak

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Check out this easy dhansak recipe with mushrooms and punchy red chilli. Serve this simple curry recipe as a veggie dinner for four

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Ingredients

  • red lentils 100g
  • onion 1 large, chopped
  • chopped tomatoes 400g tin
  • ground turmeric 1 tsp
  • vegetable oil 1 tbsp
  • chestnut mushrooms 500g, halved
  • ground cumin 2 tsp
  • ground coriander 1 ½ tsp
  • cardamom pods 4, squashed
  • ginger finely grated to make 1 tbsp
  • garlic 4 cloves, crushed
  • red chilli 1, sliced
  • coriander a small bunch, chopped
  • natural yogurt 2 tbsp
  • basmati rice and naans to serve

Method

  • Step 1

    Put the lentils, onion and tomatoes in a pan with the turmeric and 1 tsp salt. Add water to cover by 2cm, then simmer gently for 20 minutes or until the lentils are tender.

  • Step 2

    Heat the vegetable oil in a separate pan and cook the mushrooms until golden brown all over and they have reabsorbed any liquid in the pan. Add the spices and cook for 2 minutes, then stir in the ginger, garlic and chilli. Cook for a few minutes then tip in the tomato and lentil mix, plus 200ml water. Simmer for 20 minutes, then stir in the coriander and yogurt, and serve with rice and naans.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 204
  • Fat 4.6g
  • Saturates 0.7g
  • Carbs 24.9g
  • Sugars 9.8g
  • Fibre 5.2g
  • Protein 13g
  • Salt 1.3g
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