How to make Mutton Dhansaak - SK Khazana -

One of the most popular Parsi dish, it has mutton, dals and vegetables – totally wholesome and delicious

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Mutton (मटन), Dhansaak masala

Cuisine : Parsi

Course : Main Course Mutton

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Mutton Dhansaak - SK Khazana

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Hindi: gosht
What’s a biryani without some succulent pieces of mutton wrapped in a perfect blend of aromatic spices and herbs!? Yes, though other meats being more common, biryani eaters all over the world can easily swear by mutton. And not just biryanis, curries, bakes and all other preparations with this wonderful meat are always special. Did you know, unlike other dishes, a day-old mutton prep will always be all the more tastier on the palate! Try it the next time you plan on to take on this meat.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Mutton Dhansaak - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Mutton cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces on the bone 800 grams

  • Dhansaak masala 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Oil 4-5 tablespoons

  • Medium onions finely chopped 2

  • Garlic finely chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Ginger finely chopped 2 inches

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 2 teaspoons

  • Cumin powder 1 teaspoon

  • Split pigeon peas (tuvar dal) soaked for 25 minutes and drained 2-3 tablespoons

  • Split red lentils (masoor dal) soaked for 25 minutes and drained 2-3 tablespoons

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) soaked for 25 minutes and drained 2-3 tablespoons

  • Split skinless green gram (dhuli moong dal) soaked for 25 minutes and drained 2- tablespoons

  • Small brinjals cut into 1/2 inch pieces and soaked 2-3

  • Red pumpkin peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces 100 grams

  • Medium potato peeled and cut into 1/2 inch pieces 1

  • Fresh fenugreek leaves (methi) 1/2 cup

  • Green chillies roughly chopped 1-2

  • Fresh mint leaves 1/4 cup

  • Fresh tomato puree 1 cup

  • Brown rice to serve


Step 1

Heat 2-3 tablespoons oil in a pressure cooker. Add onions and sauté for 2 minutes. Add ½ the garlic, ½ the ginger, ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, 1 teaspoon chilli powder and dhansak masala and sauté for 1 minute.

Step 2

Add mutton pieces and mix. Add salt, mix, cover with a lid without sealing and cook for 3-4 minutes.

Step 3

Heat remaining oil in another pressure cooker. Add cumin seeds and when it changes colour, add remaining garlic and ginger and sauté for 1 minute.

Step 4

Add split pigeon peas, split red lentils, split Bengal gram and split green gram and mix.

Step 5

Add drained brinjals, pumpkin, potato, fenugreek leaves, green chillies and mint leaves, mix and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 6

Add remaining chilli powder, remaining turmeric powder, remaining dhansak masala, salt and mix well. Add 2 cups water, cover and pressure cook till 3-4 whistles are released. Open the lid when the pressure reduces completely.

Step 7

Add tomato puree to mutton mixture, mix and cook till the mixture boils. Add 1 ½ cups water, mix, cover and pressure cook on medium heat till 6-7 whistles are released.

Step 8

Blend the split pigeon peas-vegetable mixture with an electric hand blender into smooth mixture.

Step 9

Place the mutton mixture back on heat, add ground the split pigeon peas-vegetable mixture, mix and cook till the mixture boils.

Step 10

Transfer into a serving bowl and serve hot with another bowl of brown rice.

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