Try our chicken dhansak recipe. This is healthy version of chicken dhansak is easy to make, ready in under an hour, high in protein and under 500 calories
onion 1, peeled and roughly chopped
ginger peeled and chopped to make 2 tbsp
garlic 2 cloves, crushed
green chilli 1, sliced
oil for frying
turmeric ½ tsp
ground cumin 2 tsp
ground coriander 2 tsp
cardamom 2 pods, lightly bashed
skinless chicken breasts 2 (diced)
red lentils 50g
chopped tomatoes 400g tin
chicken stock 200ml
coriander a small bunch, chopped
Method Step 1 Put the onion, ginger, garlic and chilli in a small blender and whizz to a paste, adding a splash of water if you need to. Step 2 Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and fry the paste with a pinch of salt for 10 minutes until the onions are just turning golden. Add the spices and fry for another minute. Step 3 Add the chicken and lentils, frying until the chicken is opaque. Step 4 Add the tomatoes and stock, bring to a simmer and cover. Cook for 20 minutes until the lentils are tender and the chicken is cooked through. Scatter with coriander to serve.
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