CHICKEN DAL CURRY Recipe, We can all Learn from !!

Chicken Dal Curry / चिकन दाल करी

Chicken Dal Curry is a unique blend of dal and chicken. It is a healthy and delicious curry rich in proteins and tastes best with rice. The combination of chicken with dal enhances the taste of dal and makes it extra nutritious.

Chicken Dal Curry, Maharashtra, India
4 persons
Preparation time
20 minutes
Cooking time
25 minutes
Main Course
Recipe by
Ms. Angela Fernandes

Ingredients (in alphabetical order):

500 grams
Chicken, cut to curry pieces / चिकन, करी टुकड़ों में कटा हुआ
3 Nos.
Chopped green chillies / कटी हुई हरी मिर्च
1 Teaspoon
Coriander powder / धनिया पाउडर
½ Teaspoon
Cumin seeds / जीरा
½ Cup
Fresh coriander for garnish / गार्निश के लिए ताजा धनिया
1 Teaspoon
Garam masala / गरम मसाला
1½ Teaspoon
Ginger-garlic paste / अदरक-लहसुन का पेस्ट
1 Teaspoon
Lime juice / नींबू का रस
2 Nos.
Medium tomatoes, finely chopped / मध्यम टमाटर, बारीक कटा हुआ
1 Teaspoon
Red chilli powder / लाल मिर्च पाउडर
2 Tablespoon
Refined cooking oil / रिफाइंड खाना पकाने का तेल
½ Tablespoon
Salt (or to taste) / नमक (या स्वाद के अनुसार)
2 Nos.
Small onions, cut lengthwise / छोटे प्याज, लंबाई में कट गया
½ Teaspoon
Turmeric powder / हल्दी पाउडर
½ Cup
Yellow Lentils / चना दाल

Preparation Method:

Clean chicken;

cook chana dal, mash, and keep aside.

Preheat oil in a wide pan and then add cumin seeds to fry till it splatters. Stir in onions and fry till golden brown. Add ginger-garlic paste and fry for 2 minutes. Add tomatoes, green chillies, turmeric, and red chilli powder and cook till tomatoes soften and oil oozes out.

Stir in chicken, coriander powder, and salt. Cover and cook till it is done also stirring occasionally. Add the mashed dal, garam masala and simmer for about 5 minutes or till the chicken is blended with dal. Add water if necessary.

Add lime juice and remove it from fire. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves. Serve hot with rice.

Suggestions and Tips:

Adjust the quantity of spices according to your taste, if required.

A cup of cooked Chana Dal provides 33% of our body protein for the day. Chana dal is rich in fiber and very good for Heart and diabetic-friendly.

Always soak dals for half an hour before cooking, as soaking helps dals to soften which saves on cooking time.

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