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The yellow lentils are good for your health. Chicken with yellow lentil dahl (also spelled daal or dal) is a quick and easy dish to prepare.  I found chicken and yellow lentils go well together and adding just a few spices simply enhances the taste of this recipe. This dish goes well with bread or rice.

Chicken with Yellow Lentil Dahl

  • 500g chicken pieces with bone
  • A cup of yellow lentil dahl
  • 1 tsp cumin seed
  • 1 tsp paprika or chilli powder or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • Heat oil in a saucepan in medium heat.
  • Once the oil is hot, put the cumin seeds. Wait until the cumin seeds are little black.
  • Add chopped onion and cook until it gets brown.
  • Add chicken pieces and fry them for 5-8 minutes, stirring regularly.
  • Add tomatoes, turmeric, salt, paprika (or chilli powder). Mix well and fry for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Add yellow lentils. Mix well and add water. Stir well and cover.
  • Cook for about 20 minutes or until the lentils are soft. You may need to add more water if the water dries up.


    Indie.Tea said...
    Nice one-pot meal, great for weeknights I'd imagine. And seemingly very healthy and delicious too :)
  1. ... on March 5, 2011 at 7:34 PM  
  2. Yesim said...
    i loved it , also it s so healthy , if i use less oil or no oil d be also suitable for my diet i guess:)
  3. ... on March 5, 2011 at 10:04 PM  
  4. Elisabeth said...
    Sel-This is such a comforting and yummy dish. I love the yellow lentil with the chicken, and the combination of the spices. A great recipe, that would be so nice to make in a slow cooker. Love it!
  5. ... on March 6, 2011 at 1:42 AM  
  6. Angie's Recipes said...
    A truly comforting and delicious bean dish!
  7. ... on March 6, 2011 at 10:17 PM  
  8. Victor said...
    This looks so delicious. Great for the cold times. Glad that I found out your blog.
  9. ... on March 8, 2011 at 3:41 AM  
  10. Bridgett ~ La Bella Cook said...
    This dish has a gorgeous color to it that makes it look so inviting. I would love to give this a taste!
  11. ... on March 11, 2011 at 11:31 AM  
  12. Pam said...
    Looks delicious.
  13. ... on March 12, 2011 at 8:49 AM  
  14. Mary said...
    This looks lovely. It wold be perfect for this gray wet day. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary
  15. ... on March 15, 2011 at 10:05 PM  
  16. Anncoo said...
    This looks very delicious that I can go with extra rice.
  17. ... on March 18, 2011 at 2:18 AM  
  18. Quay Po Cooks said...
    This dish for me any time. Yumm!
  19. ... on March 18, 2011 at 11:52 PM  
  20. Magic of Spice said...
    I love lentils, and your dish looks like the perfect comfort food!
  21. ... on March 19, 2011 at 1:45 PM  
  22. Spoon and Chopsticks said...
    Thanks everyone for your comments.

    @Elisabeth: You are right. I might try this in a slow cooker. I think it'd be nice.
  23. ... on March 24, 2011 at 6:06 PM  

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