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Curried red lentil chickpea stew

0 - 4
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
1 hr
25 min
35 min
This vegan stew is ideal for batch cooking and freezing. For even greater flavour, look for canned diced tomatoes with seasonings.


Olive oil

1 tsp

Brown onion

1 medium, finely chopped


2 clove(s)

Fresh ginger

1 tbs, finely grated

Ground coriander

1 tsp

Ground cumin

1 tsp

Curry powder

2 tsp

Mustard seeds

½ tsp, brown variety

Vegetable stock cube

1 individual, to make 1L (4 cups) of vegetable stock

Dry lentils

2 cup(s), (400g), red variety, rinsed, drained

Canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained

1 400g can

Canned diced tomatoes

1 400g can

Baby spinach leaves

3 cup(s), (60g)

Lime juice

2 tbs

Fresh coriander

2 tbs


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook onion, stirring, for 5-7 minutes or until softened. Add garlic, ginger, coriander, cumin, curry, mustard seeds and a pinch of salt and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant.
  2. Stir in stock, lentils and 2 cups (500ml) water and bring to boil over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered for 10 minutes or until lentils are tender, or 20 minutes for creamy lentils. Add chickpeas, tomatoes, spinach and lime juice and cook, stirring, for 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Season with salt and pepper. Serve sprinkled with coriander.


This recipe serves 8 so freeze half in containers for up to 3 months so you have a healthy meal on hand for the evenings you don't have time to cook.