Chickpea and Lentil Curry

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5 from 2 votes

Chickpea and Lentil Curry

As a meat eater, this is my favourite curry. Sounds boring, tastes delicious. Friends who tested this dish admitted they would never have chosen to cook this for their families, but it has become a firm family favourite.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Season: Autumn, Spring, Summer, Winter
Type: Vegan, Vegetarian
Diet: Dairy Free, Gluten Free
Servings: 4
Calories: 613kcal


  • 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: 613kcal | Carbohydrates: 83g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 339mg | Potassium: 366mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 5300IU | Vitamin C: 49.5mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 5mg

4 thoughts on “Chickpea and Lentil Curry

  1. 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!!!!!

  2. 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!

  3. 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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