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Chicken Dansak Recipe

Looking for an easy Chicken Dansak recipe? Learn how to make Chicken Dansak using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jthain

Makes 4 servings



Chicken in a lovely fragrant sweet-and-sour lentil and tomato sauce

Recipe Ingredients for Chicken Dansak

1/2 cup red lentils
1 cup water
1/2 tsp salt
500 g chicken breast
1 medium red onion, chopped
3 tbsp oil
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric
200 g chopped tomatoes
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp garam masala
1 1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp chopped coriander

Recipe Directions for Chicken Dansak

  1. Put the lentils in a sauce pan and add the water and salt. Bring to boil then simmer until cooked, skimming off any scum that appears. Set aside.

  2. Heat a frying pan to a high heat then add the oil. Add the cumin seeds and fry until they change colour.

  3. Add the onions and cook until they are caramelising.

  4. Add the chicken, turmeric, chilli powder, garam masala, cumin and garlic.

  5. Stir fry until the chicken is slightly coloured on all sides.

  6. Add the vinegar and sugar and continue stirring for another minute.

  7. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook for a few minutes.

  8. Spoon in the lentils until the sauce is the desired consistency.

  9. Mix well and cook for a couple of minutes or until chicken is done.

  10. Add salt to taste and the coriander leaves. Give it one final mix then serve.

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish, Indian

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 310.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
423
Calories from Fat
139
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
15.5g
24%
Saturated Fat
2.7g
14%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
106mg
35%
Sodium
982mg
41%
Potassium
770mg
22%
Total Carbohydrates
23.2g
8%
Dietary Fiber
8.9g
36%
Sugars
5.2g
Protein
46.3g
Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 19%
Calcium 7% Iron 25%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Very high in niacin
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin B6
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