Dhansak (with or without meat)

This is great for meal prep ????, and very easy to make.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 450kcal


  • 75 g green lentils (You can use tinned)
  • 75 g chickpeas (You can use tinned)
  • 1 tin chopped tomatoes
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 600 g meat of your choice (or leave out/add vegetarian option)
  • 500 ml stock (vegetable or chicken)
  • 2.5 cm fresh ginger peeled and grated
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • .25 tsp hot chilli powder

optional – 1 green chilli – finely chopped (with or without seeds)


    • Rinse lentils and chickpeas under fresh water, add to pot with stock, bring to the boil and simmer for 15 mins, remove from the heat and set to one side.
    • In a separate pot heat some oil and add the onion, ginger, all of the spices and cook until the onions are soft.
    • Add in the meat/vegetarian option (or skip this bit completely!) and continue cooking.
    • Add in the tomatoes, cover and simmer for 15 mins.
    • Add the lentils, chickpeas and stock into the pot and simmer for another 10 mins.
    • Serve with rice or naan bread.

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