Healthy Vegetable Dhansak

Preparation info
  • Makes


    adult portions
    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      1 hr 10

Appears in
Madhouse Cookbook: Delicious Recipes for the Busy Family Kitchen

By Jo Pratt

Published 2013

  • About

A bowl of fluffy basmati rice and Cucumber Raita make the perfect dishes to serve with this medium-hot curry. For a milder flavor, remove the chili seeds before chopping.


  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 1 large onion
  • 4 garlic cloves


  1. Put the lentils in a bowl of cold water and leave to soak about 3 minutes. Drain and leave to one side.
  2. Put the onion, garlic, chilies and ginger in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped.
  3. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat, add the onion mixture and fry about 5 minutes until it is starting to become soft and golden. Add the sw