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Dhansak

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Ingredients
  Mixed lentils 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Water 3 3⁄4 Cup (60 tbs)
  Salt To Taste
  Ghee 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Onions 2 Large
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
  Green ginger 1 Inch
  Turmeric powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Garam masala 2 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
  Roasting chicken 2 Pound
  Potatoes 2 Large
  Eggplant 1
  Tomatoes 4 Large
  Green chilies 2
  Coriander 3 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Clean and wash the lentils in water and soak for about 30 minutes. Drain.

MAKING
2)In a deep saucepan, add the lentils and salt along with water and bring to boil.
3)Decrease heat and cover pan. Simmer for 30 minutes. Remove scum from surface.
4)In a saucepan, heat ghee and add onion, garlic and ginger until deep golden for 2 or 3 minutes.
5)Then, add next 4 ingredients and up to lemon juice and mix well. Cook for 2 minutes.
6)Now add chicken pieces and fry until they are evenly browned all over for about 10 minutes. Add water if needed.
7)Mix the chicken into lentils and cook. Adjust salt and water.
8)Add eggplant, potatoes, tomato and chilies. Bring to the boil, then lower the heat to medium.
9)Cover pan and cook for another 30 minutes or so until the chicken is cooked through and falls off the bone easily.
10)Five minutes before the dish is ready, sprinkle it with green coriander and leave the pan covered.

SERVING
11)Serve hot with rice or one of the breads.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Indian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Spicy
Method: 
Saute
Dish: 
Curry
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
90 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Subtitle: 
Chicken With Lentils

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