Coconut Chicken Curry
with lentils and coriander rice
This chicken curry is creamy and rich, but it's also got plenty of healthy elements to shout about. Protein and fibre-filled lentils are a great way to keep you feeling fuller for longer.
Diced Chicken Breast
North Indian Style Spice Mix
Not included in your delivery
- Pour 300ml cold salted water (double for 4p) into a pot with a tight-fitting lid.
- Stir in the rice and bring to the boil. Once boiling, lower the heat to medium, cover, and cook for 10 mins.
- Remove from the heat. Keep covered for 10 mins or until ready to serve (the rice will continue to cook in its own steam).
- Meanwhile, roughly chop the coriander (stalks and all).
- Just before serving, stir half the chopped coriander through the rice.
- Halve, peel and thinly slice the onion.
- Peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press).
- Halve the chilli and discard the core and seeds. Finely chop.
- Drain and rinse the lentils in a sieve.
- Place a large pot over high heat with a drizzle of oil.
- Once hot, fry onion until softened, 4-5 mins.
- Add chicken and season with salt and pepper.
- Fry until browned, stirring occasionally, 2-3 mins. IMPORTANT: Wash hands and equipment after handling raw chicken and its packaging.
TIP: Notice a stronger smell from your chicken? Don’t worry, this is due to packaging used to keep it fresh. It will still taste delicious once cooked!
- Add the garlic, garam masala and North Indian spice mix to the chicken. Fry until fragrant, 1 min.
- Stir in the chilli (use less if you don't like spice), lentils, coconut milk, chopped tomatoes and ¼ tsp sugar (double for 4p).
- Simmer gently until the sauce has thickened and the chicken is cooked through, 12-14 mins. IMPORTANT: Chicken is cooked when no longer pink in the middle.
- Stir every so often to prevent sticking.
- Season the curry to taste with salt and pepper.
- Add a splash of water if you feel it's become too thick.
- Spoon the rice into one side of your bowls.
- Serve the chicken curry alongside.
- Garnish with a sprinkling of the remaining coriander.