Chicken Dhansak

Serves: 4

Cuisine:

Indian

Recipe Type:

Main Courses

Kitchen-to-Table:

30 Minutes

Heat Rating:

Sultry

Good Using:

Chicken

Ingredients

  • Red Lentils - 200g
  • Ghee (or Oil) - 4tbsp
  • Onions - 2 chopped
  • Garlic Cloves - 4 chopped
  • Root Ginger, chopped - 5cm
  • Dhansak Spice Blend - 4tsp
  • Chicken, diced - 4 portions
  • Tomatoes, chopped - 400g / 14oz can
  • Double Cream - 1tbsp
  • Coriander Leaf - 1tbsp, chopped
  • Salt - to taste
  • Optional: Pineapple chunks - small can: 227g / 8oz

Method

1) Prepare the lentils as specifed.

2) Heat the ghee (or oil) in a heavy frying pan and stir fry the onions until they start to soften.

3) Add the garlic, ginger and Dhansak Spice Blend and stir-fry for a further 2 minutes, then add the chicken and fry until cooked on the outside.

4) Mix in the prepared lentils and gently fry for a further 2 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, cover and gently simmer for 15 minutes (add a little water if gets too dry).

5) At end of cooking, stir in the cream, coriander & salt to taste (plus pineapple if using). Serve hot with basmati rice (serves 4).

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