Coconut Lentil, Chicken & Bamboo Shoot Dhal
with Yoghurt & Chilli Flatbreads
Dhal is always wholesome and delicious but this version raises the bar, with a creamy coconut base, chicken and loads of veggies to keep things interesting. Plus, you'll quickly become addicted to the spicy flatbreads for dipping – they're easy to create and make this meal extraordinary!
Unfortunately, this week's green beans were in short supply, so we've replaced them with courgette. Don't worry, the recipe will be just as delicious, just be sure to follow your recipe card!
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(May be present Gluten. )
Mini Flour Tortillas
(Contains Gluten; )
baby spinach leaves
Mumbai Spice Blend
Bengal Curry Paste
(Contains Milk; )
Not included in your delivery
(Contains Milk; )
• Finely chop onion and garlic. Rinse red lentils. • Cut chicken breast into 2cm chunks.
• Heat a large saucepan over high heat with a drizzle of olive oil. When oil is hot, cook chicken, tossing occasionally, until browned and cooked through, 5-6 minutes. Transfer to a plate. • Return the saucepan to medium-high heat with the butter and a drizzle of olive oil. Cook onion, stirring, until softened, 3-4 minutes. • Add garlic and Mumbai spice blend and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. • Add a drizzle of olive oil, then add Bengal curry paste and tomato paste and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 2 minutes.
• Add the water, the salt, lentils and coconut milk to the pan. Stir well to combine. Cover with a lid, reduce the heat to medium and cook until the lentils have softened, 20-25 minutes. • While the lentils are cooking, grate carrot. Cut courgette into half-moons. • In the last 5 minutes of cook time, remove the lid and stir through the carrot and courgette. Cook until softened.
TIP: Add a splash of water if the dhal looks dry.
• While the dhal is cooking, heat a medium frying pan over medium-high heat with the olive oil (2 1/2 tbs for 2 people / 1/3 cup for 4 people). Add a pinch of chilli flakes (if using) and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. • Transfer chilli-infused oil to a small bowl. Brush (or spread using the back of a spoon) some chilli oil over both sides of a mini flour tortilla. • Return frying pan to medium-high heat, then cook the tortilla until golden, 1 minute each side. Transfer to a plate towel-lined plate. • Repeat with remaining chilli oil and tortillas.
• When the dhal has finished cooking, stir through chicken, baby spinach leaves and bamboo shoots (see ingredients) until spinach is just wilted and bamboo shoots are warmed. Season with salt and pepper.
TIP: Stir through some water with the spinach if needed!
• Divide coconut chicken, lentil and bamboo shoot dhal between bowls. • Top with Greek-style yoghurt and tear over coriander. Serve with chilli flatbreads. Enjoy!