Dhansak at the Ripon Club

Treasures from a lost world… Wednesday dhansak at the Ripon Club :

The Parsis invented the lentil and meat based dhansak daal well before high protein diets come into fashion.

Of course one can’t associate this epicurean, genial race with mundane stuff like dieting. Parsis know how to enjoy life. They soon hit upon the idea of combining caramelised rice with the daal to form their signature dish, dhansaak.

Don’t look for dhansak, if you are lucky enough to get invited to a Parsi wedding. Dhansak is a funeral dish and is not had on happy occasions. But there are exceptions. Dhansak and beer is a Sunday afternoon tradition in many Parsi houses. And Sunday is a happy day.

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