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Chickpea, carrot and lemon curry

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  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Dairy free
  • Egg free
  • Gluten free
  • Lactose free
  • Nut free
  • Peanut free
  • Sesame free
  • Soy free
  • No added sugar
  • Wheat free

Warm your soul with this set-and-forget chickpea curry. Loaded with zesty lemon and spices, it’s a flavour sensation.

  • Serves6
  • Cook time8 hour 5 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes
Chickpea, carrot and lemon curry with rice


  • 500g dried chickpeas (see tip)
  • 1 tbs melted coconut oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 brown onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch coriander, stems finely chopped, leaves reserved
  • 1 tbs finely grated ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 long red chilli, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 1 tbs ground turmeric
  • 2 lemons
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 800ml coconut milk
  • 2 bunches Dutch carrots, trimmed, peeled, halved lengthways or 400g baby carrots, peeled, halved lengthways
  • 70g chopped kale
  • Steamed basmati rice, to serve

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  1. Step 1

    Place the chickpeas in a large bowl. Cover with cold water. Set aside to soak overnight. Drain well.
  2. Step 2

    Combine coconut oil or vegetable oil, onion, coriander stem, ginger, garlic, chilli, if using, turmeric and garam masala in a slow cooker. Stir to combine.
  3. Step 3

    Thinly slice 1 lemon. Add chickpeas, coconut milk, carrot, sliced lemon and 2 cups (500ml) water to the onion mixture in the slow cooker. Cover and cook for 8 hours on low or until the chickpeas and carrots are tender.
  4. Step 4

    Juice the remaining lemon. Add kale to the slow cooker and stir to combine. Cook for 5 mins or until kale wilts. Add the lemon juice and stir to combine.
  5. Step 5

    Divide the chickpea mixture and rice among serving bowls. Sprinkle with reserved coriander leaves to serve.
  6. Step

    To save time, use 2 x 400g cans chickpeas, rinsed, drained. Add them to the slow cooker for the last 15 mins of cooking.

Nutrition Information


Energy: 2340kJ/560 Cals (27%)

Protein: 25g (50%)

Fat: 24g (34%)

Sat fat: 20g (83%)

Carb: 54g (17%)

Sugar: 10g (11%)

Fibre: 11g (37%)

Sodium: 139mg (7%)