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Chicken Dal Gosht Recipe

Chicken Dal Gosht Recipe

Chicken Dal Gosht Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Cuisine Pakistani
Servings 3


  • 453 g Boneless Chicken
  • 1 Onion Diced
  • 1 tsp Ginger Paste
  • 1 tsp Garlic Paste
  • 1-2 Tomatoes
  • 1+½ tsp Salt 
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • ½ tsp Red Chili Powder
  • ½ tsp Red Chili Flakes
  • 1 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 2 tsp Chaat Masala (Optional)
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • Lemon Juice
  • 2-3 Green Chilies
  • 2 tbsp Masoor ki Dal
  • 1 cup Chanay ki Dal
  • 1 tbsp Kasuri Methi

For Tadka:

  • ½ Onion (sliced)
  • 3-4 Garlic
  • 3 Whole Dried Red Chilies
  • ¾ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 1 sprig Curry Leaves (Optional)


  • Put the pot on Saute mode on medium, pour in about ¼ cup of oil, then saute onions till the edges turn golden
  • Add the ginger + garlic and saute for a minute.
  • Now add the tomatoes and all the spices (but only 1 tsp of salt) along with a splash of water, mix well and saute until the oil rises above the masala (bhunn).
  • Then add the chicken pieces, mix well and saute for 3-4 minutes until the color changes and the chicken absorbs some of that great masala.
  • Add in the daals, ½ tsp salt, a green chili or two if you want it spicy and 3 cups water and set it to manual for 10 minutes.
  • Let it be for ten minutes then quick release.
  • Add kasuri methi, garam masala, chaat masala if using, a squeeze of lemon juice and check for seasoning. Adjust to taste.
  • Heat oil in a small frying pan, about ¼ cup and once it's shimmering add all the tadka ingredients and keep on medium flame till the onions are a beautiful golden brown.
  • Pour over your daal gosht and enjoy with some hot fluffy rice!

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