A famous Parsee dish. Interestingly the dhan part of the name means rice and a dhansak is traditionally served with a pulao of fried and spiced rice. An authentic dhansak is made with lamb and contain vegetables and many different types of dhal (the sak in the name). The curry house dhansak is often referred to as “hot, sweet and sour with lentils”. The “hot” is chilli powder, the “sweet” is sugar and the “sour” is lemon juice. Curry houses commonly use masoor dhal (split red lentils) but some restaurants now use chana dhal to good effect. If it is done well the dhansak is an excellent curry with contrasting flavours and textures.