Green Split Pea Curry - a frugal but delicious meal, suitable for vegetarians, vegans and those on a gluten-free or nut-free diet.

Green Split Pea Curry

A frugal but delicious vegan curry. Serve with brown rice for a filling and nutritious meal.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keywords curry, dhal, easy, frugal, split peas
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Soaking Time 8 hours
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 341 kcal


  • 250 g green split peas
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil (30 ml)
  • 1 large organic onion - chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic - chopped
  • 400 g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • 4 organic carrots - scrubbed and diced


  1. Soak the peas overnight and for 24 hours if possible. The longer they're soaked, the quicker they will take to cook.

  2. Wash well. Cover with water. Bring to the boil then simmer for an hour or so until tender. They can also be cooked in a slow cooker or pressure cooker.
  3. Fry the onions, carrots and garlic in the oil over a moderate heat for about ten minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add the spices and fry for a few seconds. Add the tomatoes and salt and simmer for a further ten minutes or so. Add the peas and simmer for a few more minutes. Serve with rice or flatbreads.

Recipe Notes

Overnight soaking required.

Halve the amount for two people or save half of it for the following day.

Will keep in the fridge for 3 days if covered.

Please note: calories are per serving. They're approximate and will depend on exact ingredients used.

Nutrition Facts
Green Split Pea Curry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 341 Calories from Fat 74
% Daily Value*
Fat 8.2g13%
Saturated Fat 0.9g6%
Sodium 64mg3%
Potassium 891mg25%
Carbohydrates 52.1g17%
Fiber 19.9g83%
Sugar 12.9g14%
Protein 17.4g35%
Calcium 1020mg102%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.