Hi, Ray here again.
Most people who know me will tell you that I love a great dal curry. And I also live a great chicken curry. So it is no surprise that I also enjoy a great chicken dhansak curry (a dhansak curry has lentils as well as meat in it). Saturday morning found me browsing through the big range of curry recipes, on the Curry Focus website, looking for this weekend’s curry recipe to try. And there is was amongst the chicken curry recipes – a chicken dhansak curry recipe that I had yet to test. The decision was made.
My Saturday shopping trip found me picking up some chicken thighs and fresh coriander (cilantro) for the Sunday curry feast.
Late Sunday afternoon saw me preparing the ingredients. Easy peasy. In fact, I could see that cooking this curry would be really easy seeing there was nothing too complicated to do at all. And that was how it turned out.
I had cooked the lentils, was over halfway through cooking the chicken thighs and just about to start cooking the rice when the usual dinner guests arrived with a nice bottle of pinot noir to accompany the meal. I’m not sure if pinot noir is supposed to go with a chicken dhansak curry but it turned out to be a good slurp and stood on its own merits.
Almost bang on schedule (about 5 minutes later than expected) I served up the Chicken Dhansak Curry on basmati rice with a nice coriander (cilantro) garnish.
Everyone got stuck into the curry and pretty soon singing its praises. The chicken thighs were well cooked and covered in lots of yummy curry sauce. We all had 2 thighs each so the portions were pretty big. I enjoyed it so much the word “sublime” passed through my head. The chicken dhansak curry received an average taste score of 8 out of 10 with a spice/heat level of “Medium”.
This is definitely a great chicken dhansak curry recipe that every dhansak curry fan should try.