Curried Chicken and Lentil Salad with Minted Yoghurt Dressing

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recipe by Tenina Holder

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Lentils, curried chicken with homemade curry powder, and fresh minted yoghurt dressing equals one super-tasty salad. You'll be impressed with yourself.

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recipe updated 8 Jul 2020


  • Chicken breast icon
    Chicken breast
    2 (225g)
  • Water icon
    1 liter (1000ml)
  • Mint icon
    ½ cup (about 13g)
  • Roma tomato icon
    Roma tomato
    200g (about 3¼)
  • Cucumber icon
    1 (300g)
  • Pear icon
    1 (165g)
  • Fennel seeds icon
    Fennel seeds
    about ½ tsp (1g)
  • Coriander seeds icon
    Coriander seeds
    about ½ tsp (1g)
  • Cumin seeds icon
    Cumin seeds
    about ½ tsp (1g)
  • Green peppercorns icon
    Green peppercorns
    about ½ tsp (1g)
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove
  • Ground turmeric icon
    Ground turmeric
    about ½ tsp (1g)
  • Chilli powder icon
    Chilli powder
    about ½ tsp (1g)
  • Nutmeg icon
    1 pinch
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    1 pinch
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    55ml (3¾ tbsp)
  • Puy lentils icon
    Puy lentils
    100g (about ½ cup)
  • Mangetout icon
    150g (about 1¼ cups)
  • Extra virgin olive oil icon
    Extra virgin olive oil
    as needed
  • Lemon juice icon
    Lemon juice
    as needed
  • Sea salt icon
    Sea salt
    as needed
  • Rocket icon
    120g (about 5 cups)
  • Yoghurt mint dip icon
    Yoghurt mint dip
    100g (about ½ cup)


  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon TM5
  • kCook icon Frying pan
  • kCook icon Varoma dish
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Tm5 bowl
  • kCook icon Medium bowl
  • kCook icon Varoma tray
  • kCook icon Serving plate

Step preview

  1. Add fennel seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, green peppercorns and garlic clove to a clean frying pan
  2. Roast in frying pan until fragrant and let cool
  3. Add ground turmeric, chilli powder, nutmeg and sea salt to the frying pan
  4. Transfer content of frying pan to TM5 bowl
  5. Fit TM5 bowl to TM5
  6. Blitz - approx 10 sec, speed 10
  7. Add chicken breast to a clean large mixing bowl
  8. Transfer content of TM5 bowl to chicken
  9. Add extra virgin olive oil to the chicken
  10. Toss thoroughly until coated
  11. Transfer chicken to varoma dish
  12. Add puy lentils and water to the TM5 bowl
  13. Cook - approx 20 min, varoma, speed 4
  14. Add chicken
  15. Cook - approx 20 min, varoma, speed 4
  16. Stir
  17. Add mangetout to the varoma tray
  18. Set
  19. Steam - approx 4 min, varoma, speed 4
  20. Set aside chicken
  21. Set aside vegetables
  22. Transfer content of TM5 bowl to medium bowl
  23. Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice
  24. Add sea salt to the medium bowl and let cool
  25. Place rocket and mint on a clean serving plate
  26. Arrange roma tomato, cucumber and pear in the salad
  27. Add vegetables to salad
  28. Transfer chicken to medium bowl
  29. Toss together
  30. Add content of medium bowl to salad
  31. Drizzle with Yoghurt Mint Dip
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