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Chicken & Lentil Dhansak With Pilau Rice

Chicken & Lentil Dhansak With Pilau Rice

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Prep Time

35 min

Cuisine

Indian

Spicy and flavourful, this is the perfect ‘fakeaway’ for busy nights. Mango chutney and lemon give a sweet and sour taste to the rich lentils, while cherry tomatoes add fresh flavour.

Prep Time

35 min

Cuisine

Indian

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Ingredients
For 2 people (double for 4)
Lemon
1 lemon
Onion
1 brown onion
Red-lentils
100g red lentils
Cherry-tomatoes
125g cherry tomatoes
large British chicken breast
1 large British chicken breast fillet
mango chutney
1 mango chutney pot (20g)
turmeric
1 tsp ground turmeric
cayenne-pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
Garam masala
1 tbsp garam masala
fresh-coriander
5g coriander
basmati-rice
130g basmati rice
chicken stock cube (new 5/18)
1 Knorr chicken stock cube †
Star anise (whole)
1 star anise
Cardamom-pod-(3)
3 cardamom pods
You Will Need
Butter, salt, vegetable oil

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 lemon
  • 1 brown onion
  • 100g red lentils
  • 125g cherry tomatoes
  • 1 large British chicken breast fillet
  • 1 mango chutney pot (20g)
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 5g coriander
  • 130g basmati rice
  • 1 Knorr chicken stock cube<span class="strong">†</span>
  • star anise
  • cardamom pods
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 616 kJ
146 kcal
2715 kJ
644 kcal
Fat
of which saturates
1.2 g
0.3 g
5.4 g
1.5 g
Carbohydrate
of which sugars
20.1 g
2.8 g
88.8 g
12.1 g
Fibre 3.1 g 13.8 g
Protein 12.8 g 56.3 g
Salt 0.64 g 2.84 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 lemon
lemon
1 brown onion
brown onion
100g red lentils
red lentils
125g cherry tomatoes
cherry tomatoes
1 large British chicken breast fillet
chicken breast fillet (100%)
1 mango chutney pot (20g)
sugar, mango 48%, sugar cane vinegar, salt, chillies, ginger, garlic
1 tsp ground turmeric
turmeric(100%)
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
cayenne pepper
1 tbsp garam masala
coriander seed, cumin seed, fennel seed, ginger, dill seed, clove
5g coriander
coriander(100%)
130g basmati rice
basmati rice
1 Knorr chicken stock cube
Salt, potato starch, vegetable fats (palm, shea butter, sal butter), yeast extract, sugar, chicken fat (2%), chicken (1%), spices (turmeric, pepper CELERY seeds), flavourings, onion powder, maltodextrin, lemon juice powder, parsley, caramel syrup, antioxidant (extracts of rosemary).
star anise
star anise (100%)
cardamom pods
cardamom pod
Allergens
  • Allergens highlighted by † (celery)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Mild Chicken & Lentil Dhansak

Boil a kettle

Peel and finely slice the brown onion[s]

Chop the cherry tomatoes in half

2 Mild Chicken & Lentil Dhansak

Heat a large, wide-based pan (preferably non-stick) with a knob of butter and a drizzle of vegetable oil over a medium heat

Once hot, add the sliced onion and chopped cherry tomatoes with a pinch of salt and cook for 5-6 min or until starting to soften

Once softened, add the garam masalacayenne pepper and ground turmeric and cook for 1-2 min or until fragrant

3 Mild Chicken & Lentil Dhansak

Meanwhile, dissolve the Knorr chicken stock cube[s] in 400ml [800ml] boiled water

Rinse the red lentils in a sieve under the cold tap

Cut the lemon[s] in half

4 Mild Chicken & Lentil Dhansak

Once fragrant, add the rinsed red lentils and chicken stock to the pan and cook for 15-18 min or until the lentils are almost tender

While the lentils are cooking, crush the cardamom pods open by squashing them with the side of a knife

5 Mild Chicken & Lentil Dhansak

Heat a pot with a lid with a knob of butter over a medium heat, add the cardamom pods and star anise and cook for 1 min or until toasted

Add the basmati rice and 300ml [600ml] cold water and bring to the boil over a high heat

Once boiling, reduce the heat to very low and cook, covered, for 10-15 min or until all the water has absorbed and the rice is cooked - this is your pilau rice

6 Mild Chicken & Lentil Dhansak

While the rice is cooking, cut the chicken breast[s] into bite-sized pieces

Once the lentils are almost tender, add the chopped chicken and mango chutney and cook for 7-10 min further or until the chicken is cooked through (no pink meat!) and the lentils are tender

Once done, stir in the juice of 1/2 [1] lemon – this is your chicken & lentil dhansak

7 Mild Chicken & Lentil Dhansak

Meanwhile, chop the coriander finely, including the stalks

Cut the remaining lemon into wedges

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Remove the star anise and cardamom pods from the pilau rice

Serve the chicken & lentil dhansak over the pilau rice

Garnish with the chopped coriander and a lemon wedge

Enjoy!

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