Dhal Chicken Recipe

Dhal Chicken Recipe

05 June 2017

Dhal is the Indian word for lentils, this spicy chicken recipe will be great on curry night
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Category

Main

Serves

4

Cooking Time

1 Hour

Ingredients

150g yellow split lentils (moong dal)

1tbs vegetable oil or coconut oil

350g chicken thighs

skinless and boneless

diced

1 red onion

sliced

1 clove garlic

finely chopped

1tsp turmeric

2 green chillies

slit lengthways

500ml water

2 large fresh tomatoes

roughly chopped

good pinch sea salt

large handful fresh coriander

chopped

For the spice oil:

2 tbs vegetable oil or coconut oil

½ onion

1 clove garlic

finely chopped

2cm piece fresh ginger

peeled and grated

1tsp cumin seeds

Instructions

1Wash the lentils then place in a large bowl and cover with water to soak for half an hour

2Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in your Circulon Covered Saute pan and fry the chicken pieces until lightly browned all over. Lift out with a slotted spoon and set aside

3Add the onion and fry gently for 4-5 minutes until beginning to brown then add the garlic, turmeric and chillies and cook for another 2 minutes

4Drain the lentils and add to the pan along with the water, tomatoes and browned chicken and any juices. Season with salt and bring to a simmer

5Simmer for 45 minutes to one hour, until the lentils are very soft. Keep the lid on for the first half an hour then remove to let the sauce thicken slightly. You may need to add a little extra water

6Ten minutes before the dhal is ready, make the spiced oil. Heat your Circulon skillet over medium heat and add the cumin seeds. Toast for a few minutes, taking care not to let them burn, then add the oil and onion and fry for 5-6 minutes until soft and golden. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for another 1-2 minutes or until everything is well cooked but not burnt

7Transfer the dhal to a serving bowl then pour the spice oil over the top, swirling it in. Garnish with the chopped coriander

Dhal is the Indian word for lentils, this spicy chicken recipe will be great on curry night