Packed with delicious, good-for-you ingredients, our warming chicken and red lentil dal is the perfect recipe for cosy nights at home. Bright, delicious, and a rich source of protein, red lentils are a great ingredient to bulk out stews, sauces and curries. Served with soft naan bread to keep you feeling full, this wholesome dish is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
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Diced Chicken Thigh
North Indian Style Spice Mix
Chicken Stock Powder(ContainsCelery)
Naan(ContainsGluten, Milk, Soya)
Water for the Sauce
Heat a drizzle of oil in a large saucepan over high heat. Once hot, add the diced chicken, season with salt and pepper and cook, stirring regularly, until golden brown, 5-6 mins. Transfer to a plate and set aside. Meanwhile, halve, peel and thinly slice the onion. Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press).
Return the pan to the heat, add the onion and season with salt. Cook, stirring regularly, until soft and golden, 8-10 mins. Add the garlic, North Indian curry powder and cumin and cook for 2 mins, stirring regularly.
Add the coconut milk, chicken stock powder, water (see ingredients for amounts) and the lentils. Season with salt and pepper, stir well and bring to a simmer. Cover with a lid (or some foil) and simmer until the lentils are tender and almost cooked, 15 mins. Preheat your oven to 180°C.
Once the lentils have cooked for 15 mins, return the chicken to the pan and mix into the dal. Cover with a lid again and cook until the lentils are soft and the chicken is cooked through, 6-8 mins. Add a splash of water if it is starting to dry out. IMPORTANT: The chicken is cooked when it is no longer pink in the middle.
Pop the naans on a baking tray and bake until warmed through, 3-4 mins. Add the spinach to the dal a handful at a time until it is completely wilted, 2-3 mins. Taste and add more salt and pepper if needed.
Divide the dal between bowls and serve with the naans. Enjoy!