lentil, chickpea and kale curry

I wanted to share a family fave below that’s quick, easy and full of flavour: chickpea, lentil and kale curry.

vegan chickpea and lentil curry

There’s a lot of spinach in it too but more kale hence the recipe title, and I really think you’ll love it. It filled me up all day.

vegan chickpea and lentil curry

Bursting with folate, protein, fibre, iron, magnesium and more, this will nourish and energise you.

easy-to-make plant based curry

Serves 4


  • Olive/ vegetable oil
  • 2 white onions, diced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 tin cooked green lentils
  • 1 tin cooked chickpeas, rinsed
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 pinch of sugar
  • 1 cm fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 pinch of sea salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 1 packet Quorn vegan pieces (optional)
  • 3 cups kale
  • 3 cups of spinach

kale spinach


In a large pot heat olive oil and place the onions in, cooking until golden brown/red. Add the garlic and cook until golden. Add the ginger, cumin, tumeric and chill and fry for a short while. Pour in the lentils and chickpeas, chopped tomatoes and sugar. Drizzle with more oil. Add 1 cup of boiled water.  Stir.

Lower the heat and simmer for approx 35 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Place the pitta bread or naan in the toaster/ oven. Add the Quorn vegan pieces if using, into the curry with the kale and spinach and cook through for 5-6 minutes until soft.

pitta bread

Taste test and add salt and pepper if required.

Serve. If your children are not a fan of spicy food, omit the chilli and spices.


Let me know if you try it.


Read about the health benefits of chickpeas here and check out more recipes here.


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9 Responses

  1. Sharron Goodyear

    Hi Vicki

    Honestly you are such an inspiration. I have three children myself and trying to juggle blogging / vlogging / social media / running a household / attending to the needs of my children as well as being a photographer and getting my makeup on in the morning can feel like a lot of plates to spin! However, I’m doing it (just about) but you make it look so effortless too! Well done. Having been following a mainly plant based diet for the last couple of years, I tried your recipe and loved it! Thanks so much for sharing.

    S x

  2. Jeff Shft

    We shared this easy vegan chickpea lentil and kale curry this holiday season. Everyone in the family loves it! Every bite burst with happiness, it’s like the heaven opened its gates. This is so good, so thumbs up!

  3. Jennifer Berkey

    I am loving this vegan chickpea lentil and kale curry recipe. I made this for lunch. Everyone in the family loves it and they won’t stop eating. Thanks for this. Happy New Year! Xoxo.


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