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Chicken Dhansak

Chicken Dhansak
Prep Time
10 Mins + Overnight
Cook Time

30 Mins

This delicious Parsi dish can be made with chicken or lamb. You can even omit the meat altogether and go vegetarian.
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Source:  Asma Jan Muhammad
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  • Chicken Breast 500 g
  • Pigeon peas (Tur Dal) 300 g
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Sunflower Oil 1 tsp
  • Chilli Powder 1 tsp
  • Onions (chopped) 3
  • Tomatoes (chopped) 3
  • Garlic (crushed) 6 pods
  • Tamarind Paste 1 tbsp
  • Mint Leaves (chopped) 1 twig
  • Coriander Leaves (chopped) 1 bunch
  • Potato (cut into 1.5 inches pieces) 1 large

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Cooking Directions

  1. Wash the chicken and cut it into equal pieces.

  2. Let it marinate in the mixture of salt, ginger and garlic paste overnight.

  3. Wash pigeon peas and put it in a pressure cooker.

  4. Also add onions, potato chunks, tomato, mint leaves, coriander leaves and water in the cooker.

  5. Cook it for 6 to 7 minutes, and then turn off the flame.

  6. Meanwhile, boil the chicken pieces in a separate pan until they turn tender.

  7. Blend the mixture of cooked vegetables and peas until fine.

  8. Add more water, if necessary.

  9. It should be of custard like consistency.

  10. In a serving bowl, place the drained chicken pieces and pour the mixture of pigeon peas and vegetables over them.

  11. For tempering, heat oil in a pan and put garlic into it.

  12. Let it fry for a minute or two.

  13. Pour this over the above-made dhansak.

  14. Chicken Dhansak is ready. Serve it with boiled rice and mix salad.

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