Chicken Simmered in a Pumpkin-Lentil Sauce with Fenugreek

Murghi Dhansaak

Preparation info

  • Serves

    8

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

660 Curries

By Raghavan Iyer

Published 2008

  • About

What gumbo is to a New Orleanean (if that’s not a word, it should be), dhansaak, which means “grains and vegetables,” is to a Parsi. There are dhansaaks with chicken, with mutton, or sometimes with fish—just ask Mrs. Medora, the mother of my friend and webmaster, Zubin. And yes, there is a version for vegetarians too.

This hearty rendition seems a perfect fit for a chilly wintry day, combining juicy-sweet pumpkin, aromatic mint, and headstrong fenugree