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Syn Free Beef Dhansak (Stove Top and Pressure Cooker)

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This recipe is dairy free, gluten free, Slimming World and Weight Watchers friendly

*this recipe is suitable for freezing

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Instructions

Stove Top:

  1. Heat a large saucepan over a medium-high heat and spray with cooking oil spray.
  2. Add the beef and brown on all sides (you may want to do this in two batches, to prevent overcrowding). Set aside
  3. Add the onion to a food processor and pulse the blade a couple of times until finely chopped.
  4. Spray the pan with some more cooking oil spray and add the onion, fry for a couple of minutes until translucent.
  5. Add the butternut squash, garlic and ginger to the food processor and pulse a few times until very finely chopped
  6. Add this into the onion with another spray of cooking oil spray and fry until softened.
  7. Add in the spices, tomato paste and tomatoes and cook the spices for a couple of minutes.
  8. 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. 
  9. Serve with your choice of sides and some chopped coriander. 

Pressure Cooker (Instant Pot):

  1. Set the Instant Pot to saute, and spray with some cooking oil spray.
  2. 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
  3. Add the onion to a food processor and pulse the blade a couple of times until finely chopped.
  4. Spray the Instant Pot pan with some more cooking oil spray and add the onion, fry for a couple of minutes until translucent.
  5. Add the butternut squash, garlic and ginger to the food processor and pulse a few times until very finely chopped
  6. Add this into the onion with another spray of cooking oil spray and fry until softened.
  7. Add in the spices, tomato paste and tomatoes and cook the spices for a couple of minutes.
  8. Add back in the beef, lentils, green chillis, water and salt.
  9. Set to manual high pressure for 25 mins. Once finished cooking, Allow the pressure to release naturally. 
  10. Serve with your choice of sides and top with some chopped coriander.

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Courses Main

Cuisine Indian

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 serving

Amount Per Serving

Calories 290

% Daily Value

Total Fat 8.7 g

13%

Saturated Fat 3.3 g

17%

Cholesterol 78 mg

26%

Sodium 925 mg

39%

Total Carbohydrates 22.9 g

8%

Dietary Fiber 8.6 g

34%

Sugars 5.7 g

Protein 34.4 g

69%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Recipe by Slimming Eats - Weight Watchers and Slimming World Recipes at http://www.slimmingeats.com/blog/beef-dhansak-pressure-cooker-stove-top