Tuesday, February 4

D is for Dhansak and chicken update!

It's back to the curry experiments this week, with D being for Dhansak - from my Slimming World Curry Heaven book. I followed the recipe to the letter however I had some left over cooked carrots, turnip, parsnips and cabbage which I used instead of just the carrots - I also transferred it to the top oven of the Rayburn. This uses less heat than the hotplate.

Lamb Dhansak
100g dried red lentils
511g carrots peeled cut into chunks
2 onions peeled and thinly sliced
400g chopped tomatoes
1 tsp turmeric
1 tbsp ground cumin
2tsp ground coriander
2 tsp finely crushed cardamom seeds
Spray light
596g lean lamb leg steaks cubed
2 tsp grated ginger
6 cloves garlic
3 red chilli
2 tsp garam masala
4 tbsp chopped coriander

Put lentils carrots onions and tomatoes in a pan with the turmeric, ground cumin, ground coriander, and cardamom seeds. Add garam masala if using powdered version. Add enough water to cover lentils and veg. Simmer gently for about 25 mins til lentils are tender
Spray light into pan place on high heat, brown lamb in batches, add ginger, crushed garlic, and red chillies. Cook for a few minutes then add to lentil mixture with 198ml of water.
Cover and simmer for 1.5 hours remove cover for final 30 minutes. Stir in garam masala and chopped coriander
Serve with rice and additional vegetables or salad if preferred.

 Chicken update! Woop woop! From the left....,Eva, Bev and Mabel or Olwyn........ so next week E will be appropriately Egg recipes/dishes. For more ABC fun follow the link in my sidebar!



  1. That sounds delicious. Carver, ABCW Team

  2. Yippee! Glad to see the eggs are in production.
    I'll bet that curry recipe is really yummy.

  3. This recipe looks so good. I'm really enjoying this series of posts/challenge.

  4. That looks tasty and the eggs are just wonderful. Clever girls:-)

  5. Am green with envy over those eggs Denise = not a single one from our old hens, bless their hearts. We are buying some new POL next week.

  6. Sounds deelish, Denise! Glad to see the girls are back into production!

    abcw team

  7. Yum. I have never cooked lamb and am always afraid I will get it wrong!

  8. I'm going to bookmark this post. I love lamb and this looks great. Looking forward to the egg recipes, too.

  9. Your dishes always sound delicious!

  10. You are making me hungry for curry again, all those delicious spices! Luckily I'm going out for Indian food on Friday, although I should give this recipe a try as well, it's nice and simple.
    Looking forward to seeing what happens to Eva, Bev, and Mabel

  11. I love the eggs !
    Lucky you !

    cheers, parsnip

  12. that sounds delicious. I would like mine mild please....

  13. Those eggs are such a lovely orange. We get just plain white ones here.

  14. Recipe looks fabulous and love the eggs - would really like to have a hen or two!!!

  15. Believe me or not, I have never tried lamb. This sounds good...

  16. Wow! Fresh eggs, lucky you! Your recipe sounds delicious.

  17. I'll be back next week for that egg recipe, Denise! The Dhansak looks delicious!

  18. Great egg news! Nice looking curry too. I like to make one at least once a week.


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