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Balti Chicken With Tarka Dhal

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“Less than 30 mins to cook this dish. The dhal is spiced with a tarka. Very easy to cook,this has a good flavour and goes well with a beef or lamb curry as a second dish.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together the split peas and the lentils, cover with water and cook till soft and mushy.
  2. In the meantime heat the oil in a wok and fry the onions till golden. Stir in the garlic, ginger , turmeric, chilli powder, garam masala, ground coriander and salt.
  3. Stir well and add the chicken and fry for 6 mins.Add 11/2 tbsp of the fresh coriander leaves, green chilli, lemon juice and the water cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Mix in the lentils (dhal),tomatoes and the remaining coriander leaves. Turn off the heat.
  5. Heat the oil in a small pan and add the cumin seeds, when they start to pop add the garlic, red chillies, and the curry leaves, cook for 1 minute Pour over the the chicken and lentils and serve.

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