How to make Mutton Dhansak - SK Khazana -

A favourite Sunday meal at most Parsi homes – mutton dhansaak served with brown rice and kachumber

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Mutton (मटन), Dhansaak masala

Cuisine : Parsi

Course : Main Course Mutton

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Mutton Dhansak - 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 : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Mutton Dhansak - SK Khazana Recipe

  • Mutton cut into 2 inch pieces on the bone 500 grams

  • Dhansaak masala 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Split pigeon pea (toor dal) soaked for 20 minutes and drained 1 cup

  • Split red lentil (masoor dal) soaked for 20 minutes and drained 1/2 cup

  • Ghee 2 tablespoons

  • Onion large, sliced 2

  • Ginger finely chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Garlic finely chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Black peppercorns 15-20

  • Green chillies slit 2-3

  • Turmeric powder 3/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Red pumpkin peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes 150 grams

  • Potatoes medium, peeled and cut into 2 inch pieces 2

  • Brinjals small, halved 3

  • Tomatoes medium, finely chopped 2

  • Fresh fenugreek leaves (methi) chopped 1/2 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Tamarind pulp 2 teaspoons

  • Parsi brown rice to serve


Step 1

Heat ghee in a pressure cooker, add onions, mix and sauté for 3-4 minutes. Add ginger and garlic, mix and sauté till the mixture turns golden brown.

Step 2

Add mutton and black peppercorns and sauté on high heat till the mutton turns a light golden brown.

Step 3

Add green chillies, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, split pigeon pea, split red lentil, pumpkin, potatoes and brinjals and mix well.

Step 4

Add tomatoes and fenugreek leaves and mix well. Add salt and 3½ cups water and mix well. Cover and cook under pressure till 6-8 whistles are released.

Step 5

Open the lid of the cooker once the pressure has reduced completely. Take the mutton pieces out and place them in a bowl.

Step 6

Lightly blend the mixture with a hand blender. Place the cooker back on heat and add the mutton pieces and mix well.

Step 7

Add dhansaak masala and tamarind pulp and mix well. Adjust salt and add ½ cup water, mix well and cook till the mixture comes to a boil.

Step 8

Take the cooker off the heat. Transfer the mutton dhansaak in a serving bowland serve hot with with parsi brown rice.

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