Syn Free Beef Dhansak (Pressure Cooker and Stove Top)
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Ingredients

  • 600 g/21oz of lean stewing beef 
  • 11 onion
  • 13 cloves of garlic
  • 11 tbs of ginger root, grated
  • 1250 g/90z of butternut squash
  • 11 tbs of ground cumin
  • 11/2 tbs of ground coriander
  • 11/2 tbs of chilli powder
  • 11/2 tsp of turmeric
  • 12 black cardamom pods, bashed
  • 14 cloves
  • 1 piece of cinnamon bark
  • 13 tbs of tomato paste
  • 11/2 cup (120ml) of chopped tomatoes
  • 11/2 cup (100g) of red lentils, rinsed
  • 12 green chillis, sliced in half lengthways
  • 12 cups (480ml) of water
  • 11 tsp  of salt
  • 1 cooking oil sprayHeat a large saucepan over a medium-high heat and spray with cooking oil spray.
  • 1 Add the beef and brown on all sides (you may want to do this in two batches, to prevent overcrowding). Set aside
  • 1 Add the onion to a food processor and pulse the blade a couple of times until finely chopped.
  • 1 Spray the pan with some more cooking oil spray and add the onion, fry for a couple of minutes until translucent.
  • 1 Add the butternut squash, garlic and ginger to the food processor and pulse a few times until very finely chopped
  • 1 Add this into the onion with another spray of cooking oil spray and fry until softened.
  • 1 Add in the spices, tomato paste and tomatoes and cook the spices for a couple of minutes.
  • 1 Add in the beef, lentils, green chillis, water and salt, bring to a boil and then simmer for 1.5 hours, (beef should be lovely and tender and the sauce rich). If you like your dhansak curry more liquidy, you can add in a little more water if needed. Check it half way through cooking time. 
  • 1 Serve with your choice of sides and some chopped coriander. 
  • 1 Set the Instant Pot to saute, and spray with some cooking oil spray.
  • 1 Once the instant pot displays HOT - Add the beef and brown on all sides (you may want to do this in two batches, to prevent overcrowding). Set aside
  • 1 Spray the Instant Pot pan with some more cooking oil spray and add the onion, fry for a couple of minutes until translucent.
  • 1 Add back in the beef, lentils, green chillis, water and salt.
  • 1 Set to manual high pressure for 25 mins. Once finished cooking, Allow the pressure to release naturally. 
  • 1 Serve with your choice of sides and top with some chopped coriander.

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