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Chickpea and Kale Madras

Slofoodgroup Team April 06, 2022

Madras Curry with Chickpeas and Kale

Next time you’re craving curry, forget about the takeaway menu! Here is a quick and easy vegan madras curry to cure the craving!

Madras curry is a spicier and tastier version of standard curry. The key flavors in this dish are hot and fiery with a piquant touch. Using vibrant ingredients from ginger to nutmeg and cinnamon, this dish has an explosion of flavor.

Spicy Curry with Kale and Chickpeas

Serves: 4

Prep Time: 20‘

Cooking Time: 20’

Additional Time: 0’ 


  • 4-5 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and grated
  • thumb size ginger root, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • handful fresh kale, chopped


  1. Heat the vegetable oil to a heavy-bottomed pot and fry the onion over medium heat until golden brown.
  2. Add the grated garlic and ginger and stir for a minute more.
  3. Add all the spices and toast for 1-2 minutes or until fragrant; add the chopped tomatoes and cook until a sauce forms; add the chickpeas, stock, and coconut milk and cook for 20 minutes; right before serving add the fresh kale in and stir.
  4. Serve with white rice and top with more chili if desired; to balance the spiciness, yogurt can be served too as well as a squeeze of lime juice.