Chicken & Dhal Curry recipe
This is a good dish which could be served with Rice or breads.
Ingredients for Chicken & Dhal Curry recipe
½ kg Chicken – skinned & cut into small pcs. Wash, drain & keep aside; ½ cup Channa Dhal (split yellow lentil); 2 med. Size Onions finely minced; Ginger paste – ½ tspn; Garlic Paste – ½ -3/4 tspns; 1 tspn. Mustard Seeds; a few Curry leaves; 6 dry Red Chillies – deseeded; Salt to taste; chillie Pwd. ½ - ¾ tspn; Corriander powder – 1tspn; Mango powder – 2 tspns; Oil-4-6 tbspns.; 2 med.size Tomatoes - finely minced; Garam Masala – ½ - ¾ tspns.
Chopped Corriander leaves –2 tbspns
How to make Chicken & Dhal Curry?
Wash the Dhal & cook till soft (say for 10 mins). Keep aside. Heat Oil in a vessel, when Oil is hot, add the minced Onions, dry red chillies, Curry leaves & Mustard Seeds, fry till Onions are transparent & the Mustard seeds crackle – now lower flame & add the Ginger & Garlic Paste & fry for 2 mins, add Chillie Powder, Corriander Powder, Mango Powder & fry sprinkling a little water so that the masala does not burn – fry till oil comes to the surface & a nice smell arises, at this stage add the chopped tomatoes & salt to taste mix well & continue to fry till the tomatoes are soft, now add the chicken pieces mix well & keep frying for about 8-10 mins – aft this add the cooked Dhal & water mixture, mix well cove & leave to simmer for 5 mins (so that the chicken cooks) – open & check if the chicken as cooked & the gravy has obtained its thickness – Remove from heat, garnish with freshly chopped coriander leaves.
Note: For a Variation.
You could add 2 boiled, skinned & cubed Potatoes too to the Curry – this you could do at the stage when adding the Dhal.
Goes well with Chappatties/Parathas or Plain steamed Rice.
This Recipe Submitted by :Pearl Subramanian