Chicken Dhansak

FOODISTA
25Ingredients
60Minutes
810Calories

Ingredients

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  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 4 green cardamom pods
  • 1 cassia bark (2 inch long, or cinnamon sick, broken up)
  • 4 red chillies (Long dried)
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • 2 bayleaves
  • 1 teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste
  • 1 kilogram chicken thighs (Skinned)
  • 50 grams ghee (or unsalted butter)
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 125 milliliters warm water
  • 75 grams dhal (Toor, or yellow split peas, washed and soak)
  • 75 grams dhal (Masoor, washed and soaked for 30 minutes)
  • 4 tablespoons oil (Sunflower or soya)
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 600 milliliters warm water
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon tamarind concentrate (or 1 ½tbsp lemon juice)
  • 2 tablespoons coriander leaves (Chopped)
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    Directions

    1. Grind the ingredients until fine in a coffee mill. Add 75ml water to the ground spices and make a paste, then mix with the ginger and garlic. Rub this mixture into the chicken making sure that the spices coat them thoroughly. Cover and leave to marinate in a cool place for 4-6 hours or overnight in the fridge. Bring back to room temperature before cooking.
    2. Melt the ghee or butter over a medium heat and fry the chicken, stirring frequently, for 6-8 minutes. Add the water and salt, allow to bubble gently, then cover the pan and reduce the heat to low. Cook for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    3. Drain the lentils and mix them together. Heat the oil over a medium heat and fry the onions for 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add the turmeric and garam masala, soak for 30 seconds. then add the lentils.
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    NutritionView More

    810Calories
    Sodium59% DV1420mg
    Fat97% DV63g
    Protein88% DV45g
    Carbs5% DV15g
    Fiber20% DV5g
    Calories810Calories from Fat570
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat63g97%
    Saturated Fat11g55%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol210mg70%
    Sodium1420mg59%
    Potassium750mg21%
    Protein45g88%
    Calories from Fat570
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate15g5%
    Dietary Fiber5g20%
    Sugars2g4%
    Vitamin A10%
    Vitamin C20%
    Calcium10%
    Iron30%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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