Dhana Jiru or Dhansak Masala

Preparation info

  • Makes more than

    1 pint

    • Difficulty


Appears in

My Bombay Kitchen

By Niloufer Ichaporia King

Published 2007

  • About

In essence, this is an elaborate garam masala. Literally translated, dhana jiru means “coriander and cumin,” but you can see that this is only the beginning. There’s also some terminological confusion. Some people see dhansak masala as synonymous with dhana jiru; others see the former as a combination of dhana jiru and sambhar. I prefer to keep them separate and combine them as necessary. Use this recipe when either dhansak masala or dhana jiru</