Curried Red Lentil and Swiss Chard with garbanzo

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword chickpeas, curry, garbanzo, lentil
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 444kcal


  • 1 large yellow onion

  • 5 tsp curry powder

  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper

  • 62 oz vegetable broth

    three 14oz containers
  • 1 bunch swiss chard
    tough stalks removed, coarsely chopped (about 12 cups)
  • 1 lb red lentils

    (about 2 1/4 cups)
  • 15 oz garbanzo beans/chickpeas

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin cold pressed olive oil optional


  • Heat oil in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat. 

  • Add onion; sauté until golden for about 3 minutes. 

  • Mix in curry and cayenne.

  • Add broth and chard.

  • Increase heat; bring to boil. 

  • Add lentils and garbanzos; reduce heat to medium.

  • Cover saucepan and simmer until lentils are tender.

  • Stir every 5 to10 minutes. 
  • Turn off stove once swiss chard is soft and bright colored, however not overcooked to pale green.