Fruity Dhansak Recipe

Fruity Dhansak Recipe

A fruity curry that contains pineapple and is perfect to introduce the family to curries. Sweet and fragrant Dhansak is an excellent choice.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • 2 tbsp Ghee or vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp MKS Dhansak Curry Powder
  • 1 large Onion diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 inch Ginger minced
  • 3 tbsp Tomato paste
  • 400 g Tin chopped tomatoes
  • 500 ml Vegetable stock
  • 100 g Red lentils
  • 150 ml Pineapple juice Use the juice out of the canned rings
  • 4 Pineapple rings
  • 2 tbsp Lemon
  • Fresh coriander to serve


  • Heat the ghee in a large pan over a medium heat. MKS Dhansak powder and stir until fragrant. Add the onion and saute until soft and translucent. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for 1 minute. Add the tomato paste and cook for a few minutes.
  • Stir in the tinned tomatoes and vegetable stock and add the red lentils. Stir until fully combined and bring to a boil. Reduce to a low simmer and cook until the lentils are fully cooked (about 20-25 minutes). Keep stirring to prevent the lentils sticking. You may need to add more water as you cook the lentils.
  • Add once the lentils are cooked reduce the sauce down until it is very thick. Add the pineapple juice and pineapple rings and stir to combine. Cook for a few minutes.
  • Garnish with the lemon juice and fresh coriander and serve with your favourite rice and naan bread.
Keyword curry, curry night, Indian Cooking, Pineapple

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