Lentil Butter Chicken Curry

Lentil Butter Chicken Curry

Recipe by ElmarieCourse: Lunch, Dinner

Lately I have a craving for lentils something about it just makes me feel so much healthier. On this cold evening in Cape Town I felt like soup, but something with a kick. We love butter chicken curry, so I made may own version of our favorite dish just in a soup form, and to fulfill my craving I add lentils. O boy it just came out so satisfying in all different levels. If you want to save time, use a roasted chicken from woolies and shred it, It is super easy, and you will love it. I served mine with double cream plain yogurt and fresh coriander.


  • Olive oil

  • 2 onions finely chopped

  • 2 carrots grated

  • 2 cloves of garlic grated

  • 3 teaspoons masala

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 tin tomato puree

  • 1 tin coconut milk

  • 2 cups chicken stock

  • ½ cup whole lentils

  • Salt and pepper

  • 2 cups of shredded chicken

  • Coriander and yogurt to serve


  • In a large pot over medium heat, fry the onion, carrots, garlic, masala, ginger and cumin.
  • After 3 minutes, add the lentils, tomato puree, coconut milk and chicken stock. Cook for 30 minutes or until the lentils are soft.
  • Add the shredded chicken. Bring to a simmer and cook until the chicken is warmed through.
  • Season with salt and pepper, serve with coriander and yogurt.
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