Chicken & dahl nice as Puy
For a light and healthy meal, try this fragrant, tasty chicken served with a delicious dahl.
TIKKA SPICED CHICKEN WITH PUY LENTIL DAHL Ready in: 45 minutes Portions: 2 Puy lentil dahl
1 teaspoon oil
red onion, finely diced 1 clove garlic, minced 1 teaspoon finely grated ginger 1 teaspoon dahl spice (see recipe below) 70g Puy lentils 1 tomato, roughly diced 1 cup chicken stock
1 cup water 10g ground almonds 2 tablespoons yoghurt 50g baby spinach, roughly chopped
1 teaspoon black mustard seeds teaspoon mild curry powder teaspoon ground cumin teaspoon ground turmeric 1/16 teaspoon ground chilli
cauliflower, cut into small florets teaspoon oil 1 teaspoon dhal spice
Tikka spiced chicken
275g lean chicken breast steaks 1 teaspoon oil 1 tablespoon yoghurt 21⁄ teaspoon packet tikka chicken spice (see recipe below) 1 clove garlic, minced 1 teaspoon finely grated ginger
Tikka chicken spice
1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 teaspoon smoked paprika teaspoon ground turmeric teaspoon garlic powder teaspoon ground ginger
Lebanese cucumber 2-3 tablespoons chopped coriander leaves and stalks 2-3 tablespoons yoghurt Preheat oven to 220C. Line an oven tray with baking paper. Prepare ingredients.
Heat first measure of oil in a medium pot on medium heat, add onion, garlic and ginger. Cook for 2-3 minutes until softened – add a splash of water if ginger begins to stick to pot. Add first measure of dahl spice and cook, stirring for about 30 seconds until fragrant. Add lentils, tomato, stock and water. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low and simmer for 22-25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until lentils are tender with a bite. Once cooked, remove from heat and stir through ground almonds and yoghurt. Season and set aside, covered, to keep warm.
While lentils simmer, prepare roasted cauliflower. Toss cauliflower with second measure of oil, second measure of dahl spice and season. Roast for 18-20 minutes until tender. Pat chicken dry and place in a bowl with all remaining tikka spiced chicken ingredients. Toss to coat and leave to marinate until cauliflower has 8 minutes cook time remaining. Peel cucumber into ribbons and roughly chop coriander.
Heat a large non-stick fry-pan on medium-high heat, cook chicken for 2-3 minutes each side (depending on thickness), or until cooked through. Set aside, covered, to rest.
Stir spinach through dahl just before serving and season. Slice chicken thinly reserving any resting juices.
To serve, spoon puy lentil dahl into bowls. Top with roasted cauliflower and tikka spiced chicken (pour any resting juices over). Garnish with cucumber ribbons, sprinkle with coriander and dollop over yoghurt.
Tikka spiced chicken with dahl.