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Curried chicken and baked dhal

Get all of your 5-a-day in one dish.

Written by High Life North
Published 01.02.2022

Serves: 2



2 garlic cloves

Thumb-sized piece ginger

100g red split lentils

2 red onions, cut into small wedges

1 small cauliflower, cut into florets

½ tsp turmeric

2 tsp cumin seeds

1 boneless and skinless chicken thighs

1 tsp cold-pressed rapeseed oil

2 tsp medium curry powder

100g baby leaf spinach

2 tomatoes, chopped

½ lemon, cut into wedges

2 tbsp natural yoghurt




Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Grate the garlic and ginger into a large roasting dish. Add the lentils, onions, cauliflower, turmeric and cumin seeds. Pour over 500ml boiling water and give everything a good mix.

Rub the chicken thighs with the oil, curry powder and a pinch of salt and pepper. Nestle these into the lentils, then cook in the oven for 40 mins until the lentils and chicken are cooked through.

Add the spinach and tomatoes to the dish, remove the chicken and return to the oven briefly for a couple of mins until the spinach has wilted.

Season to taste. Serve with lemon wedges and yoghurt.


Recipe credit: BBC Good Food

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