Chicken Dhansak Recipe

Chicken Dhansak Recipe
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Chicken Dhansak is a high-in protein Parsi dish. The chicken is cooked with lentils and spices and it is best served with Brown Rice and salad.
Chicken Dhansak Recipe
Difficulty Average
Rating 4.7 / 10 (6 votes)
Recipe Type Non Veg.
  • 500g Chicken Breast
  • 300g Tuar Dal
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp Sunflower Oil
  • 1 tsp Chilli Powder
  • 3 Onions (chopped)
  • 3 Tomatoes (chopped)
  • 6 pods Garlic (crushed)
  • 1 tbsp Tamarind Paste
  • 1 twig Mint Leaves (chopped)
  • 1 bunch Coriander Leaves (chopped)
  • 1 large Potato (cut into 1.5 inches pieces)
How to make Chicken Dhansak:
  • Wash the chicken and cut it into equal pieces. Let it marinate in the mixture of salt, ginger and garlic paste for overnight.
  • Wash tuar dal and put it in a pressure cooker. Also add onions, potato chunks, tomato, mint leaves, coriander leaves and water in the cooker. Cook it for 6 to 7 minutes, and then turn off the flame.
  • Meanwhile, boil the chicken pieces in a separate pan until they turn tender.
  • Blend the mixture of cooked vegetables and dal until fine. Add more water, if necessary. It should be of custard like consistency.
  • In a serving bowl, place the drained chicken pieces and pour the mixture of dal and vegetables over them.
  • For tarka, heat oil in a pan and put garlic into it. Let it fry for a minute or two. Pour this over the above-made dhansak.
  • Chicken Dhansak is ready. Serve it with boiled rice.