Chickpea dahl

(53 ratings)
Chickpea dhal
Chickpea dhal
  • Serves: 4

  • Cooking time:

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

This spicy chickpea dish is so healthy and great if you fancy something a little fiery.


  • 1 large red onion, halved and sliced
  • 2tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2tbsp medium curry powder
  • 1 large potato, peeled and cut into 3cm cubes
  • 2 x 400g (14oz) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tomatoes, peeled, deseeded and chopped
  • Half a 20g (1oz) pack fresh coriander, chopped
  • 2 red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped


  1. Gently cook the onion in the oil until soft. Add the garlic, cook for 1 min, then add the curry powder and stir over a low heat for another minute.
  2. Stir in the potato, add 425ml water and bring to the boil.
  3. Cover and simmer for 15 mins, then add the chickpeas and tomatoes; simmer for another 10 mins. Stir in the coriander and chillies.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 290(kcal)
  • Fat 10.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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Healthy, tasty, filling and easy to prepare. I used fry light spray instead of oil, so totally free of Syns on Slimming world. :-)


This recipe worked really well - a quick, tasty and healthy dinner to whip up when you return from work on a grey evening! I found that there was a bit too much oil called for in the recipe - just one tablespoon to coat the bottom of the pan worked for me. I used chilli powder instead of real chillies to save having to go to the supermarket but the recipe still worked well. I served it with a warm mini naan and it was delicious! :-) Looking forward to eating the leftovers tomorrow!!

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