Dhansak Spice Blend

£ 3.50

Gluten Free

Gluten free

Vegan & Vegetarian

Vegan and Vegetarian Friendly

100% Natural

100% natural

Packed in UK

Hand packed in UK

Dhansak (Dansak) is a tangy spice mix made up of popular flavours including fenugreek seeds, amchoor, cumin, coriander and cayenne chilli. It is a popular Indian spice blend from the Parsi region, where elements of Persian and Gujarati cuisine are fused together.

Dhansak is a signature dish of the Parsi community and it reflects their culinary traditions and heritage. It’ll often be prepared for special occasions and festive celebrations such as a wedding or a religious ceremony. The Parsi community are descendants of Persian Zoroastrians who settled in India during the late 8th century.

Dhansak is a hot and sour curry that is typically made by cooking goat or mutton, with a mixture of lentils and vegetables. It was developed to make expensive cuts of meat go further by mixing with cheaper ingredients like lentils and pulses. We really enjoyed making and eating this Chicken Dhansak recipe.

This spice blend infuses into the strew as it simmers, enhancing the flavours and aroma of the dish. This curry works well with chicken (follow our recipe here or on back of the pack), alternatively, replace the meat with mushrooms for a vegetarian/vegan version. Read more about Dhansak spice blend on our blog called What is Dhansak.



Cumin White, Roast & Ground

Cayenne Chillies, Ground

Turmeric Root, Ground

Coriander Seeds Roast & Ground

Amchoor, Ground

Fenugreek Seeds, Whole

Cardamom Green, Whole Pods


Reviews (9)

9 reviews for Dhansak Spice Blend

  1. Tracey Gerrard

    Yet to use but as with the other purchases very impressed with customer services, packaging and delivery 👌

  2. Ronnie J

    Having had my first Dhansak some 50 years ago. I have never been able to recreate that flavour at home. Restaurant’s take on the dish also vary depending on the region. This blend is as good as it gets. Love it.

  3. gnu54 (verified owner)

    This is my go to blend when I want to create a Dhal. Lentils of choice, water and frozen garlic and ginger in a slow cooker do the basic job. All I need then are the ingredients for the Tarka and seasoning.

    • DPDcomputer

      Thankyou for the feedback!

  4. Brigitte (verified owner)

    Five stars all the way since I first started using Seasoned Pioneers

  5. Brigitte (verified owner)

    I cannot think of using any other producer’s spice blends. Have been using seasoned pioneers ever since I moved to France

  6. Teresa (verified owner)

    I love dhansak, it’s my favourite but have never made it myself. This spice mix is perfect with a lovely spicy kick.

  7. Helen (verified owner)

    Chicken dhansak is my takeaway favourite and I was keen to see if I could make it at home, I followed the very helpful recipe on the back of the packet with the addition of a chicken stock pot and wow what a result, very tasty and just the absolute perfect level of heat. As good if not nicer due to a fresher taste than my local curry house and a million times better than those sauces in a jar, all made in just over 30mins. Yum

  8. Brigitte (verified owner)

    When living in the UK I used to by the individual seeds to mix my own curry powders. This is not possible here so your Dhansak Blend is
    perfect – I know – I cooked Chicken Dhansak last night. There are wonderful spice stalls in the markets here but all the grains and powders are e
    exposed to the open air, and one has no idea for how long they have been “hanging around”. You re doing a great job. !

  9. Judy Young

    I made a traditional chicken dhansak using a Pat Chapman recipe, it was fantastic

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Gluten Free

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100% Natural

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Packed in UK

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