Curried chicken & baked dhal served in a casserole dish

Curried chicken & baked dhal

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 35 mins

Easy

Serves 2

Serve this curried chicken with cauliflower, spinach, lentils and tomatoes for a healthy supper. It delivers five of your 5-a-day and is full of flavour

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal531
  • fat13g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs52g
  • sugars19g
  • fibre11g
  • protein45g
  • salt0.3g
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Ingredients

  • 2 garlic cloves
  • thumb-sized piece ginger
    Ginger

    Ginger

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    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 100g red split lentils
  • 2 red onions, cut into small wedges
  • 1 small cauliflower, cut into florets
    Cauliflower

    Cauliflower

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    A brassica, like cabbage and broccoli, cauliflower is a mass of tiny, tightly packed flower…

  • ½ tsp turmeric
    Turmeric

    Turmeric

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    Turmeric is a fragrant, bright golden-yellow root that is most commonly seen and used dried and…

  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 4 boneless and skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 tsp cold pressed rapeseed oil
    Rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

    If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…

  • 2 tsp medium curry powder
  • 100g baby leaf spinach
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped
    Tomato

    Tomato

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    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • ½ lemon, cut into wedges
    Lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 2 tbsp natural yogurt

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Grate the garlic and ginger into a large roasting dish. Add the lentils, onions, cauliflower, turmeric and cumin seeds. Pour over 500ml boiling water and give everything a good mix. Rub the chicken thighs with the oil, curry powder and a pinch of salt and pepper. Nestle these into the lentils, then cook in the oven for 40 mins until the lentils and chicken are cooked through.

  2. Add the spinach and tomatoes to the dish, remove the chicken and return to the oven briefly for a couple of mins until the spinach has wilted. Season to taste. Serve with the lemon wedges and yogurt.

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katycooks's picture
katycooks
30th Sep, 2018
3.05
Interesting. I read the only other review (which gave a 1 star rating) and decided to give it a go anyway as it does look good in the photo. I added extra curry powder and made sure to add plenty of seasoning. Unfortunately, I forgot to get cauliflower so I added some chunks of potato instead and so it took a little longer to cook. Otherwise I followed the recipe as written. It looked exactly like the picture and smelled lovely. But something is definitely missing here. I suspect if you added your own freshly ground spices instead of using curry powder, it would turn out better. On the plus side though, it is very easy to do, and creates very little washing up.
jacquelinecusack
22nd Sep, 2018
1.05
I was looking forward to this but I'm sorry to say I found it very bland. I added sweet potatoes and they were the tastiest part of it.
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