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Potato & Spinach Curry

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 15 ingredients

This Potato & Spinach Curry uses yogurt in a classic Indian vegetarian way. Instead of adding it at the end of cooking, it is sautéed with the spices and vegetables until all the water...


  • 1 tablespoon ghee, canola or grape seed oil
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds
  • 1 to 2 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 1 to 2 whole dried chili peppers, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 to 2 shallots peeled and thinly sliced through the root end
  • ½  teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup diced cherry tomatoes
  • ¼ cup water or stock
  • 6 to 8 small Yukon gold potatoes, boiled in their skins and quartered
  • 1 small box of washed baby spinach
  • 1 stem cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro for garnish (optional)
  • Salt, to taste
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Nutrition Facts


308 cals


5 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

3 g

Monounsaturated Fat

1 g


61 g


7 g


9 g


9 g


1013 mg


  1. Heat the ghee or oil in a wok or sauté pan over a medium high flame. When hot, add the cumin. When it starts to darken add the garlic and chilis.
  2. When the garlic starts to color, add the lemon zest and the shallots. Sprinkle with a little salt then cook, stirring until the shallots have softened and have started to caramelize. Stir in the turmeric and cook 1 minute.
  3. Add the yogurt and mix well. Cook over a high heat until it has thickened and any water in it has evaporated, with Greek yogurt this takes about 2 minutes. Add the chopped tomatoes and mix well. Cook until the tomatoes have given off their juices. Add ¼ cup of water to make a thick sauce. Add the potatoes and stir to mix well. Drape the cilantro stem over the whole thing, lower the heat to medium and cover. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes to heat the potatoes through.
  4. Uncover, remove the cilantro and pile the spinach on top of the potatoes, cover again. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, enough to just wilt the spinach.
  5. Remove the lid and mix the spinach into the potatoes. Add a tablespoon more of water if needed. Stir in the chopped cilantro if using. Serve with Basic Brown Rice.

Chef Tips

If you’re feeling tired, use a small pack of frozen spinach instead of fresh.

Buy 2% or full fat yogurt to make this. Fat free doesn’t work as well. It has too much water and not enough milk solids.

Using whole dried chili peppers may seem like a lot, but whole are not as hot as flakes. It’s the pith and the seeds that give the heat.

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