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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Serves: 4

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Chicken Dansak

This is a wonderful, family curry recipe and a great entry point for kids into curry especially if you omit the chilli powder (some kids like a bit of spice, some really struggle!) This is very simple and quick despite using quite a few ingredients.

Serving Suggestion: Wonderful with basmati rice (which you could also make in the CleverChef Pro and keep warm while the curry is cooking), a dollop of yoghurt and some pickles.

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 500g chicken
  • 2 onions, finely sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely diced
  • 1 tsp ginger (dried or fresh)
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp coriander
  • 6 cardamom pods
  • 1 tsp chilli powder (none if kids don’t like spice, more if you like it a bit hotter)
  • 1 red pepper – chopped
  • 2 good dollops of tomato puree
  • ½ cup red lentils (masoor dal) – approx 100g
  • 500ml chicken stock or water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (to taste)
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves (to garnish)

Suitable for: CleverChef Pro 4.8LCleverChef Pro 5.7L

The Method

Select the SAUTE function and the CHICKEN BREAST program and press START. Add the oil and allow to heat for 1-2 mins.

Add the onion slices and fry for 5 mins until soft and starting to brown.

Add the garlic and the spices (ginger, garam masala, cumin, coriander, cardamon seeds, chilli) and fry for a further 3 mins so the spices start to toast and a nice paste forms.

Add the chicken and stir to coat. Cook for a further 2 mins. Press BACK to stop the cooking.

Add the red pepper, tomato puree, lentils, stock and salt and stir to combine.

Put the lid on, check the pressure valve is closed then select PRESSURE COOK function and the CURRY CHICKEN program and press START.

When the program has finished, allow a SLOW RELEASE and open the lid.

Taste and add lemon juice if the curry needs a hint of sharpness.

Serve and enjoy with basmati rice, a dollop of yoghurt, coriander and some pickles.

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