Saturday, 12 July 2014

Chicken Curry with Channa Dal

Chicken Curry prepared with Channa dal is really a non vegetarian delight which I've learnt from Sanjay recipes from VareVah... Here's the method how to prepare it.

Ingredients for Chicken Curry with Channa Dal :

500 grams chicken
150 grams channa dal
2 tsp Shajeera
1 tbsp oil
4 cloves
4 small cinnamon stiks
4 Green Cardamom
2 onions chopped nicely
1 tbsp ginger garlic and Coriander leaves paste
2 pinch turmeric
1 1/2 tsp chilli powder
1 1/2 tsp coriander powder
1 tbsp coconut powder
Water as needed
Salt as per taste

To prepare Chicken Curry with Channa Dal :

1. Cook channa dal till it is 70% cooked and keep it aside.
2. Take a pressure cooker add oil, Whole garam masala and saute till aroma comes from garam masala.
3. Add chopped onion, salt. cook till onions are slightly golden brown, then add ginger garlic paste, turmeric, chicken and mix well.
4. Now add chilli powder, coriander powder, coconut powder, water mix well and close with lid cook for 3 to 4 vishals or till meat gets tender.
5. Once the meat is tender add cooked channa dal and cook for another 10 min then add garam masala powder (optional), coriander leaves. Chicken Curry with Channa Dal is ready to serve. Serve it with Chapati, roti, Steamed Rice or even with Dosa.

Health Benefits :

1. Chana dal is extremely delicious in taste, full of nutritious and can be digested easily.
2. Coarsely crushed chana dal increases the nutritional value, which is ultimately beneficial for the health.
3. Chana dal is low in fat and high in fiber and considered as polyunsaturated.
4. Bengal gram flour is an excellent source of calcium, proteins, folate and zinc in human body.
5. It helps in lowering cholesterol.
6. It is beneficial for the diabetics because of its unique properties and low glycemic index.
7. Chickens are low in fat and calories and high in protein, which makes it ideal for weight maintenance. Not to mention that this bird is jam-packed full of essential nutrients and vitamins.

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