Coconut, Chicken Breast, Lentil and Chickpea Dal
with Spinach and Pitta
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Tikka Masala Paste
Vegetable Stock Paste
Red Split Lentils
(Contains Cereals containing gluten)
Greek Style Natural Yoghurt
Diced Chicken Breast
Not included in your delivery
Water for the Curry
If you don't have a toaster, preheat the oven to 220°C/200°C fan/gas mark 7 for the pittas.
Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press).
Drain and rinse the chickpeas in a sieve.
Heat a drizzle of oil in a large saucepan on medium heat.
Once hot, add the diced chicken, tikka masala paste, ginger puree and garlic. Cook until fragrant, stirring, for 1 min. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and equipment after handling raw chicken and its packaging.
Stir in the coconut milk, veg stock paste, sugar and water for the curry (see pantry for both amounts) until combined, then stir through the lentils. Season with salt and pepper.
Bring to the boil, then lower the heat and cover with a lid (or some foil).
Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10 mins.
Add the chickpeas to the pan and stir to combine.
Return the lid and simmer until the lentils have softened and the curry has thickened, a further 10-15 mins. IMPORTANT: The chicken is cooked when no longer pink in the middle.
Toast the pitta breads in your toaster until golden. Spread with the butter (see pantry for amount).
If you're using the oven, put the pittas onto a baking tray and into the oven until warm and starting to turn golden, 3-4 mins.
Add the spinach to the dal a handful at a time until wilted and piping hot, 1-2 mins. Remove from the heat.
Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed. TIP: If the dal is looking a little dry, just add a splash of water.
Share the dal between your bowls. Add a dollop of yoghurt on top.
Serve the pitta alongside for dipping and scooping.
Step 2 MOD: If you’ve chosen to add diced chicken to your meal, add it to the pan with the korma style paste and over flavourings. The chicken will cook through in the dal. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and equipment after handling raw chicken and its packaging. It’s cooked when no longer pink in the middle.