Food

Potato and Spinach Curry

So the other night I came home from the gym and realised that I had a few potatoes that were on their way out and a HUGE bag of spinach which I was never going to get through in my salads alone. I looked through my store cupboards (which to be fair are very well stocked) and I came up with this delicious curry. Not only is it really tasty, but it’s packed full of vegetables and it’s vegan too!

It’s delicious served with brown rice but you could also add a cheeky naan bread on the side if you fancy it!

Now, this list does make it look like you need a lot of ingredients (I tend to avoid recipes like that), but it was genuinely all stuff that I had in my cupboards – and you probably have most of them too.

This recipe is going to make about four servings if you have it with rice, or two to three servings if you have it on it’s own.

Ingredients

  • 4-5 largish potatoes chopped into cubes
  • 4-5 handfuls of spinach (washed)
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tin of coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon of mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of coriander
  • 1 teaspoon of chopped chili (I used lazy chilly)
  • a good chunk of ginger (grated if fresh or a good few strands of lazy ginger if using that)
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 teaspoons of curry powder of your choice (I used Madras)
  • 2-3 teaspoons of coconut oil

Method

  • Heat the coconut oil in a large pot (I used a cast iron one) and add the mustard seeds, wait for them to start ‘popping’.
  • Add the onions and sauté for about five minutes. When nearly done add the garlic and the potatoes.
  • Add the spices, ginger and chili then stir well so that the onions and potatoes are covered. Cook for a minute or so.
  • Add the chopped tomatoes, swilling the can out with a small amount of water and pouring into the pot.
  • Stir in the coconut milk and simmer for 20-30 minutes, until the potatoes are cooked through.
  • Stir through the spinach and allow it to wilt on the heat for a minute or so.
  • Enjoy!

Let me know if you try this recipe and don’t forget that you can mix it up. Adding chickpeas would be a good addition and you could always add other vegetable too!

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