Persian Rice Dish
Recipe by Padma Akella of
A traditional Parsi favourite, ideal for entertaining
For Brown Rice :
Definitely a great dish that I have savored since my childhood. Living in Mumbai and had having some Parsi friends helps. One comment I did like to add in regards to meaning of the word 'Dhansak'. Now I am not linguist, however if one were to correctly pronounce, it should spell 'DhaanSak'. As mentioned correctly by Anita, Dhaan = grains. Sak of course is Gujarati word for vegetables. So its grains and veggies. For had is been 'DhunSak' indeed it would have meant Wealth and Veggies :D Have fun and have some health food like Dhaansak. Enjoy good taste, good food and may Universe bless you all with Good health.
I tried the recipe and tastes really yummy!! Thank you.
One correction to the previous post - dhansak comes from dhan (grain) and sak (veggies). Anything else (meat or chicken) is a bonus. This is the most popular parsi dish ever, and the yummiest.
I've heard dhansak came from- dhunsak, dhun - is money, prospertity, and for someone who can afford many dals and many vegies (in those days, what people ate everyday was a status symbol :)
And sak is the common gujurati (shak - in hindi) term for a cooked vegetable, sak = stew. Hence dhansak would mean, stew of prosperity. hahahahaha... [In a typical parsi house it means its a sunday!]
HEY THE DISH SEEMS TO BE YUMMY. BUT WHTS "DHANSAK"?
Hi, thanks for the recipe. It is one of my favourite ones. There is a slight correction. In the list of ingredients is mentioned, 1/2 bunch red chillie powder. Could you please write the correct amount of chilli powder.
This is a brilliant articulation of the way a great Dhansak dish is to be cooked. My wife makes a very similar Dhansak dish.
very good recipes and also very accurate with the ingredents This dish is prepared wellby very few and ur one of them
I Love Dhansak... try this recipe for sure !