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“A hot, sweet dish with lentils. Dhansaks are probably the most satisfying of curries.”

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  1. Put the lentils into a large heavy based pan, season well with salt and black pepper, then pour in enough cold water to cover. Bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer and cook for 20 mins or until soft. Top up with hot water if they begin to dry out. Drain and put to one side.
  2. Meanwhile heat a tbs of the oil in a large frying pan, add the dried spices and cook, stirring all the time for 2 mins or until the seeds pop. Stir in the onions, ginger, garlic and chilies and cook for 5 mins or until soft and fragrant.
  3. Add the remaining oil to the pan, then add the shrimp. Raise the heat and cook, stirring occasionally for 6-8 mins or until the shrimp have turned pink. Stir through the pineapple, add the lentils and tomatoes and a little hot water so the mixture is slightly sloppy and simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Season again with salt and pepper, stir through the cilantro and serve.

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