Chunky chicken dhal
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Chunky chicken dhal

Add chicken to your dhal for a delicious twist. The extra protein makes it very satisfying.

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  • Serves4
  • CourseMain meal
  • Prepare10 mins
  • Cook50 mins
  • Total time1 hr

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  • 1 tbsp ghee or vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp dried curry leaves
  • 3 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 400g pack Essential Chicken Mini Breast Fillets
  • 325g yellow split peas, rinsed
  • 1 L hot chicken stock
  • 3 tbsp hot curry paste
  • 240g pack round beans, trimmed


  1. Melt the ghee or vegetable oil in a large pan, add the curry leaves, pumpkin seeds and garlic, and fry for 30 seconds, or until the leaves start to crisp. Lift out with a slotted spoon and reserve. Add the onions and chicken to the pan, and fry for 6-8 minutes until the onions are browned and the chicken is cooked through with no pink meat. Remove the chicken.

  2. Add the split peas, stock and curry paste to the pan and bring to a gentle simmer. Cover and cook for about 40 minutes, stirring frequently until the peas turn thick and pulpy. Return the chicken to the pan and heat through for 2-3 minutes.

  3. Cook the beans in boiling water until tender. Drain. Spoon the chicken dhal and beans into 4 shallow dishes and serve sprinkled with the pumpkin seed mixture.


Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe


2,324.78kJ/ 554kcals



Saturated Fat












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