Go Back

Spicy Chana & Kale

Lentils are an amazing food and quick to prepare! They are packed full of fibre and as a result help stabilize blood sugar. They also have a lot of protein (17g per 1 cup cooked), contain B vitamins an d manganese, magnesium, potassium and iron.
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tara


  • 4-5 cups of small pieces of destemed kale
  • 1 Spanish onion diced
  • 1/2 cup brown lentils
  • 1/2 cup dry chana beans / chickpeas
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp masala powder
  • 1.5 tsp chili powder
  • 2 inches fresh chopped or grated ginger
  • 1.5 tbsp turmeric
  • sea salt to taste
  • 1 lime juiced


  1. Rinse lentils and chana beans well. Cook together in 2.5 cups of water. Bring to boil and let simmer for 25 minutes. Discard any excess water.
  2. In a saucepan, heat coconut oil. Add diced onions and let sautee for a few minutes. Combine all spices and add to pan. Mix well together and cook for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add lentils and chana beans and mix well. Allow to cook on low for 5 more minutes for the flavour to combine.
  4. Add kale and lime juice and cover to steam until kale is bright green.
  5. Serve as a main, or side. Enjoy!