Chickpea Lentil and Raisin Curry

Chickpea Lentil and Raisin Curry

This Chickpea Lentil & Raisin curry is very quick and easy with the added bonus of being delicious, nutritious and low calories. If you cheat and use tinned chickpeas & lentils it is exceptionally quick to make. It freezes well so make double and freeze some for another night or even better, save some for lunch tomorrow when all the flavours will have had time to develop even further.  Serve with organic brown rice or cauliflower rice.  If you pair with brown rice, you will be getting all your essential amino acids so you will get a complete protein meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Overnight soaking of chickpeas and lentils8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 25 mins
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Healthy
Keyword: Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 285kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp ghee or coconut oil if vegan
  • 1 440g organic lentils or preferably soak 1 cup dried lentils overnight (see blog on soaking legumes)
  • 1 440g organic chickpeas or preferably soak 1 cup dried chickpeas overnight (see blog on soaking legumes)
  • 1 red chilli chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1 red onion chopped
  • 1/2 cup organic raisins

Spices

  • 1/2 tbsp mustard seeds or use 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/2 tbsp coriander seeds or use 1 teaspoon ground coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp fennel seeds or use 1 teaspoon ground fennel seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp cumin seeds or use 1 teaspoon ground cumin seeds
  • 1 star anise
  • 1/2 tbsp cloves or use 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 400g can coconut milk or 1 tablespoon coconut butter dissolved in 250 mil water (if you are watching your weigtht)
  • 1/2 tbsp curry powder

Instructions

  • Using a mortar & pestle or coffee grinder grind all spices
  • Heat ghee in saucepan
  • Add spices to pan and stir unti fragrant
  • Add onion, garlic and chillli and fry until brown, add water if the spices are getting too sticky
  • Add coconut milk, lentils and chickpeas and bring to the boil
  • Turn down the heat and simmer for 10 mins
  • Add raisins
  • Cook for another 5-10 minutes, careful to ensure lentils and chickpeas are not mushy
  • Serve with cauliflower rice

Notes

Nutritional Information is based on serving with 1/2 cup cauliflower rice per serve
Nutitional Facts Lentil Chickpea and Raisin Curry

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