Make our spinach, chickpea and potato curry recipe for a comforting vegan dinner. Then check out more vegetarian curry recipes and vegan curry recipes.

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How to make a spinach, chickpea and potato curry... step-by-step video

Spinach, chickpea and potato curry recipe


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • a thumb-sized piece ginger, chopped
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 400g salad potatoes (such as Charlotte) cut into chunks
  • 400g tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 100g spinach, chopped
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • naans, to serve


  • STEP 1

    Put the onion, garlic, ginger, chilli and 3 tbsp of water into a blender or food processor, and whizz until completely smooth.

  • STEP 2

    Heat the vegetable oil in a large, deep, non-stick frying pan, carefully add the onion purée and cook for 10 minutes until reduced and golden. Add the spices and cook for 2 minutes, then tip in the chopped tomatoes and bring to a simmer.

  • STEP 3

    Season and add the potatoes and chickpeas along with 1⁄2 a tin of water and simmer for 30 minutes until thickened and the potatoes have cooked through. Add the spinach and cook for a few minutes to wilt.

  • STEP 4

    Stir in the lemon juice and garam masala, and serve with naans.

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