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    Spiced Chicken and Lentils recipe


    3 Tbsps oil
    4 chicken breasts, cut into cubes
    1 onion, chopped
    2 garlic cloves, chopped
    ½ tsp fresh ginger, chopped
    ½ tsp ground masala, (hot pepper, cinnamon, coriander, cumin, black pepper, cloves - Indian spice)
    ½ tsp ground turmeric
    ¼ tsp hot sauce (optional)
    1 cup cooked orange lentils
    2 cups stock or water for the lentils
    salt and pepper
    1 tomato, sliced
    1 Tbsp fresh chopped coriander
    2 Tbsps lemon juice

    2 Tbsps oil
    ½ tsp cumin seeds
    2 whole garlic cloves
    1 hot pepper (optional)
    1 curry leaf


    • Heat oil in a pan on medium heat and cook chicken cubes until cooked half way, remove and set aside.
    • In the same pan add onions, garlic, ginger, masala, turmeric and hot sauce and stir for 5 minutes.
    • Return the cooked chicken to the pot then add the stock.
    • Add the lentils to the pot and season with salt and pepper.
    • Add the tomato slices, coriander, and lemon juice, cover the pot and leave on medium heat till chicken is fully cooked, approximately 15-20 minutes.
    • To garnish, heat oil in a pan, add cumin, garlic, hot pepper and curry leaf, mix and remove from heat.
    • Spoon the garnish mix over the chicken and lentils, also garnish with fresh chopped coriander.

    *Cooking the lentils: wash the lentils and boil in water.
    The amount of water should be twice the amount of lentils.
    Cook on medium heat until done then strain.
    *Masala: a mix of roasted ground spices the Indian kitchen is well known for.

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    Item Reviewed: Spiced Chicken and Lentils recipe Rating: 5 Reviewed By: Mrs. Chef
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