Parsi Style Lagan Sara Istew Recipe - Rich Sweet Assorted Vegetable Curry

Parsi Style Lagan Sara Stew Recipe is a delicious Parsi curry made with a combination of different vegetables, raisins and dates. Serve it with Steamed Rice for a weekday meal.

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Parsi Style Lagan Sara Istew Recipe - Rich Sweet Assorted Vegetable Curry
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Parsi Style Lagan Sara Istew Recipe - Rich Sweet Assorted Vegetable Curry Recipe is a gluten free, rich stew filled with assorted vegetables which make it even more healthy. Unlike other stew prepared in other cuisines, the Lagan Sara Istew is made sweet by adding in jaggery, raisins, and dates. 

The stew is generally prepared during the Parsi Wedding where it is served along with other authentic dishes. They usually prefer to add seasonally available vegetables. The vegetables roasted well so that the crispness remains intact. 

Serve the Parsi Style Lagan Sara Istew Recipe with Whole Wheat Lachha Paratha Recipe and Beetroot, Carrot & Cucumber Salad With Peanuts for a wholesome dinner meal.

If you like this recipe, here are more Stew Recipes that you can try for your everyday meals: 

  1. Kerala Style Vegetable Stew Recipe with Coconut Milk
  2. Goan Chicken Stew Recipe
  3. Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Stew Recipe



Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

45 M

Total in

60 M


4 Servings


  • 1 Carrot (Gajjar) , peeled and diced
  • 5 Baby Potatoes , quatered
  • 100 grams Elephant yam (Suran/Senai/Ratalu) , peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup Green peas (Matar)
  • 1 tablespoon Sultana Raisins
  • 4 Dates , chopped
  • 1/4 cup Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Jaggery
  • 1 Onion , chopped
  • 1/4 cup Tomato , chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic , finely chopped
  • 1 inch Ginger , finely chopped
  • 2 Green Chillies , chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli powder
  • 2 tablespoon Dhansak masala
  • Salt , to taste
  • Oil , for cooking

How to make Parsi Style Lagan Sara Istew Recipe - Rich Sweet Assorted Vegetable Curry

  1. To begin by making the Parsi Style Lagan Sarai Istew Recipe in a pressure cooker add carrots, baby potatoes and elephant yam with 1 cup water and salt for about 1 whistle. Set aside to release the pressure naturally. 

  2. In a small bowl soak the raisins and jaggery in vinegar. Keep it aside to rest. 

  3. Next is to heat a small shallow pan, add oil, saute the onions and tomato with little salt, cook until the tomatoes turn soft. Let it cool, and blend into a smooth paste in a hand blender. 

  4. Heat a heavy bottomed pan with oil, saute the vegetables that have been cooked first till it becomes crisp little. Remove the vegetables and in the same oil add the ginger, garlic, and chillies.

  5. Add in the blended paste along with turmeric powder, red chilli powder, dhansak masala powder and add the soaked raisins and dates along with the vinegar and jaggery. Check for the seasoning.  

  6. Finally, add in the vegetables along with the peas and add 1 cup water and reduce the heat. Cook it over low heat for about 10 minutes till the vegetables are well cooked. Once done Garnish Parsi Style Lagan Sara Istew with chopped coriander leaves and serve.

  7. Serve the Parsi Style Lagan Sara Istew Recipe with Whole Wheat Lachha Paratha Recipe and Beetroot, Carrot & Cucumber Salad With Peanuts for a wholesome dinner meal.