Cooking On A Budget - Chickpea & Lentil Coconut Dahl

Ever since I started juicing I have given up eating meat. I still cook meat for the family but I'd like to introduce more vegetarian recipes into their diet, so I've been busy looking for tasty meals that they will enjoy, that are on a budget. I love chickpeas, lentils and Indian food, so this recipe is perfect. The kids love it too, even my fussy teenager and Hubby who doesn't like spicy food. It is really mild so if like me, you like more of a kick to it then add a finely chopped chilli. This recipe is super quick and easy.

Ingredients - Serves 6 - Approx £1.50 per person.
  • 1 x 400g tin lentils
  • 1tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 Garlic clove, crushed
  • 3tbsp tikka curry paste
  • 2 x 400g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 x 400g tin reduced fat coconut milk
  • 200g Spinach
  • 1 Lemon, juiced  


1. Fry the onion and garlic with a dash of olive oil for a minute or two in a large pan. 
2. Stir in 3 tbsp of your curry paste and cook for a few minutes, stirring into the onions & garlic.
3. Add the lentils and chickpeas.
4. Stir in the coconut milk.
5. Bring to the boil and cook for about 30 minutes.
6. Stir in the spinach, season and add your lemon juice. Serve with brown rice & naan.


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Cooking On A Budget - Chickpea & Lentil Coconut Dahl Cooking On A Budget - Chickpea & Lentil Coconut Dahl Reviewed by Emma@christmascupboard on Friday, August 29, 2014 Rating: 5


  1. That sounds delicious Mama S. And healthy too! :)

  2. Tried this recipe tonight. Verdict from the whole family: Delicious! I can see this dish becoming a new favourite... ;) xx

    1. I'm glad you all liked it. We all love it too, although personally I like it a bit hotter so add a chilli to my plate, yum xxx

  3. Gosh that looks so good, I love traditional dahl so I'm sure we would enjoy this. Thanks, Mich x

  4. That sounds so delicious. Will definitely be giving it a try! (: x

  5. I am totally coveting this for my dinner tonight. I could eat chickpeas every day and never tire of them! Thanks for submitting to Credit Crunch Munch, your entry has now been featured in this month’s round up.


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