Indian-Style Chicken and Lentils

Indian-Style Chicken and Lentils Image by: Indian-Style Chicken and Lentils Author: Canadian Living

Garam masala, a blend of ground spices (of which there are many combinations), is available in supermarkets.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: January 2011

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken thighs cut in quarters
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups chopped onions
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 red hot pepper chopped
  • 1 green hot pepper chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped gingerroot
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 cup lentils
  • 2 large carrots cut in chunks

Method

Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 tsp (1 mL) of the salt and pepper. In Dutch oven, heat 2 tsp (10 mL) of the oil over medium-high heat; brown chicken, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove and set aside.

In food processor, finely chop together onions, garlic, hot pepper and ginger; set aside.

Heat remaining oil in pan; cook remaining salt, garam masala and cumin, stirring, until browned, about 1 minute. Stir in onion mixture; cook, stirring, until browned, about 6 minutes.

Add lentils and carrots, stirring to coat. Stir in 3 cups (750 mL) water and chicken; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook, stirring occasionally, until lentils are tender, about 25 minutes.

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Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 658 mg
  • Protein 31 g
  • Calories 467.0
  • Total fat 14 g
  • Potassium 1182 mg
  • Cholesterol 48 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 57 g

%RDI

  • Iron 60.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 182.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 8.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 83.0
  • Vitamin C 22.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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