Chickpea and Lentil Curry


Chickpea and Lentil Curry

This vegetarian curry is a favourite amongst many meat eaters! Chickpeas and lentils are traditional curry ingredients and this recipe is a great store cupboard favourite.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4
Calories 613 kcal


  • 1 tbsp olive oil organic, fairtrade
  • 1 onions organic, peeled and diced
  • 1 cloves garlic organic, crushed
  • 3 tbsp korma curry paste organic
  • 400 g chickpeas organic, fairtrade (pre- drained weight)
  • 250 g red lentils organic, fairtrade
  • 400 g reduced fat coconut milk organic
  • 400 g chopped tomatoes organic, use tinned
  • 300 g basmati rice organic, fairtrade
  • 200 g spinach organic
  • 1 lemons organic, fairtrade, juiced


  • Heat the oil in a large pan and fry the onion and garlic for 2 minutes over a medium heat.
  • Stir in the curry paste and fry for 1 minute.
  • Drain and rinse the chickpeas, then add with the lentils, coconut milk and chopped tomatoes.
  • Bring to a boil then simmer for 30 minutes until the lentils are soft, stirring occasionally. Add a little water if necessary
  • Put the rice on to cook as per the packet instructions.
  • Stir the spinach and lemon juice through the curry and serve with the rice.


Not all eating at the same time or in a hurry?
This curry can be prepared in advance and re-heated.
It can be frozen for 3 months


Calories: 613kcalCarbohydrates: 83gProtein: 27gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 339mgPotassium: 366mgFiber: 10gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 5300IUVitamin C: 49.5mgCalcium: 110mgIron: 5mg
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6 thoughts on “Chickpea and Lentil Curry

  1. Sandra says:

    The meat eaters in my family actually rate this their top curry

  2. Mary says:

    Favourite curry amazing that i can make it at home! Tasty, cheap and filling, what else do you need???

  3. Ruth says:

    Very tasty. We have this to our vegetarian friend and her meat-eating partner. At the end of the meal I heard him whisper to her that he wouldn’t mind having it again!!!!!

  4. Tri P says:

    I’ve given my fussy 8 year old this curry twice, each time he and the rest of the family virtually licked the plates clean…wish I’d known about it years ago!

    1. REALMEALDEAL says:

      It’s great when our kids surprise us and try new things. So glad to hear this is a hit!

  5. D Morgan says:

    Absolutely delicious! Needed to add a slash of water half way through. Reheats well in the microwave. Will definitely be doing this again

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