Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Chanay Ki Daal Chicken ( Bengal Gram Lentil with Chicken )


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Chanay Ki Daal Chicken ... Bengal Gram lentils cooked in a spicy chicken curry!

 Chanay Ki Daal Chicken 
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* Prep. Time : 20 minutes
* Cook Time : 1 hr.
* Serves : 8 - 10 


Ingredients :

For Lentil :
  • 250 gm Bengal Gram ( chanay ki daal ), washed & soaked for 30 minutes
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 4 glasses water( or as required )
For Chicken Curry :
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 2 medium ( 125 gm. ) onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium  ( 125 gm. ) tomatoes, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 500 gm. chicken pieces
  • 1 tbsp. ginger garlic paste
  • 3 cloves
  • 4 - 5 whole black peppers
  • 1 large cardamom
  • 2" piece of cinnamon stick
  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 1 tbsp. red chillies powder
  • 1 tbsp. coriander powder
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 2 - 3 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp. fresh coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. garam masala powder

    Method :
    • Combine Bengal Gram, turmeric and water in a pan.
    • Bring to a boil, reduce heat and cook, covered, on medium heat till lentil is tender. Lightly mash with the back of the spoon. 
    • While lentil is cooking, make chicken curry.
    • Heat oil in a large pan. Add onion and fry till golden brown. Remove from oil.
    • Put in a blender with tomatoes and cumin seeds. Add little water and blend to a thick paste.
    • Add chicken to oil and fry for few minutes.
    • Add ginger garlic paste, cloves, black pepper, cardamom and cinnamon stick.
    • Fry for 30 seconds, then add turmeric, red chillies, coriander powder and salt.
    • Stir and add tomato onion paste. Mix well.
    • Add ( 1/2 cup ) water and cook, covered, on medium heat till chicken is done and water is almost dried (Stir occasionally during cooking).
    • Turn heat to high and cook, stirring frequently until the curry leaves oil.
    • Add water (1 cup / as required) and bring to a boil. 
    • Add cooked lentil and mix well. 
    • Sprinkle green chillies, coriander leaves and garam masala powder. 
    • Cook, covered, on very low heat for 5 minutes.
    • Serve with Chapati / Naan or boiled rice.

    Thank you for stopping by. Hope you enjoy the recipe!!!

    22 comments :

    1. Wowww... Truly delicious.. looks simply amazing..

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    2. Wow unique recipe,looks absolutely delicious.

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    3. drool drool.love the texture and colour.

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    4. Lentil is healthy and great tasting ... always.... thanks for sharing!

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    5. This is a very different chicken gravy but lovely combination of flavors in there...

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    6. Very unique combination of chole and chicken. Looks awesome!

      Deepa
      Hamaree Rasoi

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    7. Quite a new and delicious dish,makes me hungry.

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    8. looks really delicious...........

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    9. nice combination new to me but looking inviting
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    10. loved the idea of adding chana dal. never tried this before. Yummy.

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    11. Thank you so much everyone for liking the recipe :)

      Welcome Santosh and thank you for visiting my blog & joining as a follower. Will surely visit yours soon :)

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    12. This is super delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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    13. Thank you Eftychia for visiting :)

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    14. Wow...u have a wonderful blog..Chicken curry looks so yummy. I can have my rice in a jiffy if I had this curry now..Yumm.

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    15. Thank you Suhaina for your lovely comments ... Wish I could pass it to you. Thanks for visiting me & for the following :)

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    16. Hey Sweety.. I tried this recipe today.. and it was a super duper hit.. thanks for the recipe.. :)

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    17. Thanks Mehjabeen for trying it out! I'm delighted to hear that you liked it :)

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