How to make Chicken Dhansaak- SK Khazana -

A highly nutritious and wholesome meal which is an abundant source of protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals. It has a mix of various vegetables and is infused with the amazing dhansaak masala that always adds a touch of flavour that can never go wrong.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Chicken (चिकन), Toor dal (तुवर दाल)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Main Course Chicken

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Chicken Dhansaak- SK Khazana

Chicken Dhansaak- SK Khazana Recipe Card


Hindi: murgh
Be a kid or a teenage or an adult or an oldie, chicken lovers trend all over the world at all times! One meat that is a favourite of all beyond belief! When cooked, it can be presented in many guises. Sauté it, fry it, toss it, bake it, steam it – eat it the way you want to. Whatever its form may be upon being cooked, its flavour may change but its flesh remains high in protein, low in fat and can be digested easily.

Prep Time : 3.30-4 hour

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Chicken Dhansaak- SK Khazana Recipe

  • Chicken cut into 2 inch pieces on the bone 750 grams

  • Toor dal 1/2 cup

  • Split skinless green gram soaked for 2 hours 1/4 cup

  • Split green gram soaked for 2 hours 1/4 cup

  • Split skinless red lentil soaked for 2 hours 1/4 cup

  • Red pumpkin peeled and cut into cubes 100 grams

  • Potato peeled and cut into cubes 1 large

  • Fresh fenugreek leaves chopped 1/2 cup

  • Long brinjals 1-2

  • Salt to taste

  • Turmeric powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Ghee 1 tablespoon

  • Cumin seeds 1 teaspoon

  • Onion finely chopped 2 medium

  • Ginger-garlic-green chilli paste 1 1/2 tablespoons

  • Pickled onion rings to serve

  • Lemon wedges to serve


Step 1

Take Tata Sampann Toor Dal in a large bowl and soak it with sufficient water for 2 hours.

Step 2

Add split skinless green gram, split green gram, split skinless red lentil and soaked Tata Sampann Toor dal in a pressure cooker.

Step 3

Add pumpkin, potato, fenugreek leaves and roughly chop brinjal and add. Sauté for a minute.

Step 4

Add salt, turmeric powder and 2 cups water, mix and cover and cook under pressure till 4-5 whistles are given out.

Step 5

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan, add cumin seeds and let them change colour. Add onions and sauté on medium heat till they turn golden brown.

Step 6

Add ginger-garlic-green chilli paste and mix well. Cook for 1 minute. Add tomatoes and mix well. Cook till they turn soft and pulpy.

Step 7

Add dhansaak masala and red chilli powder. Add 1 cup water, mix and cook till the oil separates.

Step 8

Add chicken, salt and sauté for 4-5 minutes on high heat. Reduce the heat to low and cook for 8-10 minutes.

Step 9

Open the cooker once the pressure has reduced completely and blend the gram-vegetable mixture with a hand blender till it becomes smooth.

Step 10

Add the gram-vegetable mixture into the chicken and mix well. Add ½ cup water and mix well.

Step 11

Add salt and 1 cup water, cover and cook for 5-7 minutes or till the chicken is cooked completely. Switch the heat off.

Step 12

Squeeze the juice of lemon and mix well. Transfer into a serving bowl and garnish with coriander sprig.

Step 13

Serve hot with pickled onion rings and lemon wedges.

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