Chicken Dhansak

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      30 min

Appears in
30 Minute Mowgli: Fast Easy Indian from the Mowgli Home Kitchen

By Nisha Katona

Published 2021

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If you want hearty, you want Dhansak! Bulking out a pan of chicken curry with lentils is a wonderful way of stretching a dish when you have lots of mouths to feed. Red lentils work wonderfully here as they are quick to cook and make for a lovely thick sauce that allows the beautifully fragrant spices of the curry to shine through.


  • 120 ml/4 fl oz/½ cup vegetable oil
  • 2


  1. Heat the oil in a large, heavy-based pan over a medium-high heat. Add the onions, garlic, ginger and whole chillies and cook, stirring continuously, for 5 minutes, until the onions are soft and starting to turn golden brown.
  2. Add the spices to the pan along with the chopped chicken breasts, stirring to coat the chicken and onions in the spices. Add the chopped t