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Quick curry under 10 minutes

I have also loved trying different curries and I came across this new curry base from Spice Taylor at my local supermarket. It is probably one of the best curry base I have tried. The photo itself looks a little plain but the taste is anything but. I didn't add the dry chili so the end product is is mild - the entire family friendly can enjoy it. Perfect.

So what is dhansak? According to Wikipedia, this dish combines elements of Persian and Gujarati cuisine. Dhansak is made by cooking mutton or goat meat with a mixture of lentils and vegetables. But here I use chickpeas instead of any meat. This particular product from Spice Taylor is 100% plant-based so the end product is vegan.

Here are the ingredients:

One packet of the 'Proper Parsi Dhansak' sauce

1 cup of dried chickpeas (or 2 cups of canned chickpeas). I used a pressure cooker so cooking time is around 20 minutes.

Mix of broccoli, cauliflower and beans - around 4 cups

Serve with boiled Basmatic rice (white and brown)

I just followed the instruction from the packet and the cooking time took no longer than 10 minutes. I would say preparing the vegetables and boiling the chickpeas took longer than cooking the curries itself.

So there you have it. My mid-week healthy dinner short-cut.


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