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Mamaiji's Dhan Sakh

For dal mixture
  Lamb 1 Kilogram, cut into 1 inch pieces with the bone
  Arhar dal 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Husked Pigeon Peas)
  Moong dal 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Husked Green Beans)
  Masoor dal 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Husked Egyptian Lentils)
  Chana dal 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Husked Bengal Gram)
  Ginger paste 2 Tablespoon
  Garlic paste 2 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Green chilies 3 , seeded and chopped
  Coriander leaves 2 Tablespoon, chopped
  Red pumpkin 100 Gram, peeled and chopped (Ripe)
  Aubergine 1 Medium, chopped
  Fenugreek leaves 6 Bunch (600 gm) (Small Variety / 3 Tablespoon Larger Variety)
  Amaranth leaves 100 Gram (Cholai Bhaji)
  Spring onions and tops 6 (With Leaves)
For spices
  Onion 1 Large, finely chopped
  Turmeric powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Red chilies 8 , finely ground
  Parsi dhansakh powder 2 Tablespoon
  Sambhar powder 2 Tablespoon
  Ghee 3 Tablespoon (For Frying)
For doru
  Tamarind 1 Tablespoon, soaked in 1/2 cup water with 1 tablespoon jaggery (1 Large Lime Sized)
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Jaggery 1 Tablespoon

Mix fenugreek leaves with half tsp salt and leave for twenty minutes.
Squeeze out water to remove bitterness from leaves.
Rub ginger and garlic paste into meat pieces, place in a pan, add salt and water to cover.
Bring to boil and lower heat.
Simmer till meat is tender and some gravy is left.
Wash dais well and mix with other ingredients for dal mixture.
Put into a pan with water to cover by one inch.
Bring to boil and reduce heat.
Simmer till dal is cooked.
Strain mixture through a colander.
Add meat and gravy.
Heat ghee in a large pan and fry onions till pink.
Add remaining spices and fry for 1-2 minutes, adding a little water if required.
Add dal mixture, and mix well to incorporate all ingredients.
Simmer on low heat for 10-15 minutes, adding a little water if too thick.
Mix ingredients for doru and add to dal mixture.
Serve with brown rice, kababs and a kathumbar.

Recipe Summary

Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
90 Minutes
Cook Time: 
90 Minutes
Ready In: 
180 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 570 Calories from Fat 226

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 25 g38.8%

Saturated Fat 12.3 g61.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 97.6 mg32.5%

Sodium 269.9 mg11.2%

Total Carbohydrates 50 g16.5%

Dietary Fiber 11.5 g45.8%

Sugars 11.1 g

Protein 37 g74.2%

Vitamin A 40% Vitamin C 62.5%

Calcium 18.1% Iron 31.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Mamaiji's Dhan Sakh Recipe