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Lamb, Spinach & Lentil Dhansak

Lamb, Spinach & Lentil Dhansak

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Prep Time

20 min



Our Indian-style dhansak simmers British lamb mince with lentils, fragrant cardamom and spinach. Finished with fresh tomato and coriander salad and warm naan, it's dal-ectable!

Prep Time

20 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
1 red onion
1 bag of sultanas (30g)
2 garlic cloves
125g cherry tomatoes
Garam masala
1 tbsp garam masala
5g coriander
British Lamb mince2
250g British lamb mince
80g baby leaf spinach
mini naan
2 mini coriander naans †
1 can of lentils (400g)
6 cardamom pods
1 tomato paste sachet (32g)
You Will Need
Butter, olive oil, pepper, salt

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 red onion
  • 1 bag of sultanas (30g)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 125g cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 5g coriander
  • 250g British lamb mince
  • 80g baby leaf spinach
  • 2 mini garlic & coriander naans<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 can of lentils (400g)
  • cardamom pods
  • 1 tomato paste sachet (32g)
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 547 kJ
130 kcal
3106 kJ
739 kcal
of which saturates
4.3 g
1.4 g
24.6 g
8 g
of which sugars
13.6 g
3.4 g
77.2 g
19.2 g
Fibre 3.4 g 19.5 g
Protein 8.1 g 46 g
Salt 0.16 g 0.91 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 red onion
red onion
1 bag of sultanas (30g)
sultanas, sunflower oil
1 garlic clove
125g cherry tomatoes
cherry tomatoes
1 tbsp garam masala
coriander seed, cumin seed, fennel seed, ginger, dill seed, clove
5g coriander
coriander (100%)
250g British lamb mince
lamb (100%)
80g baby leaf spinach
2 mini garlic & coriander naans
wheat flour (wheat flour (gluten), calcium carbonate, iron, niacin, thiamin), water, rapeseed oil, yeast, spirit vinegar, raising agents (disodium diphosphate, sodium bicarbonate, calcium phosphate), dried coriander, kalonji seeds, salt, preservative: calcium propionate, milk powder, garlic flavouring
1 can of lentils (400g)
lentils, water, salt, ascorbic acid
cardamom pods
cardamom pod
1 tomato paste sachet (32g)
  • Allergens highlighted by † (milk, gluten)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Lamb & Spinach Dhansak

Preheat the oven to 200°C/ 180°C (fan)/ 425°F/ Gas 7

Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a large knob of butter over a low heat

Crush the cardamom pods open by squashing them with the side of a knife

Once the butter has melted, add the cardamom seeds to the pan and cook for 2-3 min or until fragrant

2 Lamb & Spinach Dhansak

Meanwhile, peel and finely slice the red onion[s]

Add 2/3 of the sliced onion (save the rest for later!) and the garam masala to the pan

Increase the heat to medium and cook for 3-5 min or until softened

3 Lamb & Spinach Dhansak

While the onion is cooking, chop the sultanas roughly

Peel and finely chop (or grate) the garlic

Pick the coriander leaves from their stalks and chop the stalks finely (save the leaves for later!)

Boil a kettle

4 Lamb & Spinach Dhansak

Once the onion has softened, add the lamb mince and cook for 3-4 min or until beginning to brown, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as you go

Add the chopped sultanas, chopped garlic, chopped coriander stalks and tomato paste and cook for 1 min further

Add 150ml [200ml] boiled water, season with a generous pinch of salt and cook for 5 min or until thickened slightly

5 Lamb & Spinach Dhansak

Meanwhile, slice the mini coriander naans into strips and add them to a baking tray

Put the tray in the oven for 3 min or until hot and slightly crispy

6 Lamb & Spinach Dhansak

Meanwhile, chop the cherry tomatoes in half

Add the chopped tomatoes, remaining red onion and coriander leaves to a bowl and drizzle with olive oil

Season with a pinch of salt and pepper and give everything a good old mix up - this is your tomato salad

7 Lamb & Spinach Dhansak

Drain and rinse the canned lentils

Add the spinach and drained lentils to the pan and cook for 2-3 min or until the spinach has wilted and the lentils are warmed through – this is your lamb & spinach dhansak


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