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Lentil and Tandoori Chicken Salad

Lentil and Tandoori Chicken Salad Recipe

A salad with familiar Indian flavors. Lentil and Tandoori Chicken Salad is comforting, delicious and just what you want when looking for a healthy meal. Replace paneer for a vegetarian version or tofu for vegan.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Salad
Servings 3 servings


  • 1 cup tandoori chicken sliced into bite size pieces
  • 1 cup lentils of choice boiled or steamed, depending on whether using fresh or dry
  • 100 gm mixed salad greens
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup colored bell peppers deseed and chopped

For the dressing

  • 2 tsp mustard oil (you can use vegetable oil)
  • 2 tsp tandoori masala
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • Salt to taste


  • In a small tadka pan, heat mustard oil. Switch off the heat and add tandoori masala, salt and lemon juice. Mix and set aside
  • In a large bowl, mix together all the salad ingredients. Pour dressing over the top and mix gently
  • Serve with naan crisps or toasted bread


I use a homemade tandoori masala but the Tandoori masala of Shaan or Catch is pretty decent.
This is a very old post with the recipe of tandoori chicken (warning - horrible pictures). Note to self - update the pictures soon.
Use paneer or tofu for a vegetarian version, even cauliflower would work very well I feel.
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