£2.50 – £6.50
Long a High Street curry house favourite, Dhansak is a rich, full-flavoured curry based on lentils. The UK version, tasty as it is, however bears little relation to the ‘real thing’, which is a speciality of India’s Parsi community usually enjoyed on a Sunday due to the long cooking time involved. Luckily our Dhansak curry blend works with both! A UK Dhansak is made with lentils and pineapple, so is rich, thick and with a distinct sweetness. The meat used can be either chicken or lamb. It is usually quite a hot curry too. The Indian original is much more complex, almost always made with mutton or goat, and vegetables including aubergine, potato and pumpkin. A main flavour will be methi (fenugreek) leaf, and the dish is very aromatic with cardamom, cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon all featuring. There is of course no pineapple involved!