Dhan Daar Patiyo
An authentic Parsi feast: Rice and lentils with prawn sauce
Good food, good health and a good life – this is the profound Parsi belief. For us, good food doesn’t necessarily translate into an elaborate meal; it generally refers to a more simplistic and balanced approach to cooking. Since we Parsis like to feast often, we come up with easy-to-prepare meals that make our special occasions even more special.
To get your celebration started, here is how to prepare dhandal patia (rice with lentils, topped with a spicy sauce).
Serve all three dishes together. To eat, pour daal over the rice and top it with the spicy prawn sauce.
Dhandal patia is ideal for family gatherings (the above recipe can serve up to 7 to 8 people). It also saves you the hassle of preparing a separate dish for children who have a very low tolerance for spicy food, as they can simply enjoy the rice with daal. Also, the dish is versatile so if you prefer fish over prawns, you can go ahead and use 1kg fish in the above recipe instead of the prawns.
So if you are one of those who dread hosting parties with the thought of toiling away in the kitchen, this might just be the perfect recipe for you.
Happy Parsi feasting!
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