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Lentil & Spinach Curry

Lentil & Spinach Curry

Easy and nutritious vegetarian and vegan curry, with lots of flavour!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Curry
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 278kcal
Author katsvegkitchen


  • 1 tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 1 White onion diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic finely chopped, or use a ready made puree, or frozen garlic
  • 1 ½ tsp Ginger grated if fresh, or use a ready made puree, or frozen ginger
  • 2 tbsp Curry powder (any heat strength)
  • 2 tsp Garam masala
  • 800 g Chopped tomatoes tinned
  • 1 tbsp Tomato puree
  • 400 ml Coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp Cornflour (corn starch)
  • 225 g Spinach fresh or frozen
  • 470 g Green or brown lentils tinned


  • Put a large pot or pan on your hob, add the vegetable oil and heat on a low/medium heat
  • Add the chopped onion, garlic and ginger (you can also add fresh chillies at this point if you want to) and cook for around 5 minutes until softened and the onion has started to go translucent
  • Add the curry powder and garam masala, stir everything together and cook for about a minute
  • Pour in the chopped tomatoes, and add the tomato puree. Then add the coconut milk - only add the thick white top layer from the can, leaving the watery bit behind
  • Then in a small bowl, mix the cornflour with a glug of the coconut water and stir until combined. Then add to the curry
  • Bring the curry to a simmer and simmer gently for 10 minutes
  • Add the spinach, if using fresh spinach stir it in to the curry and cook for a few minutes until it has wilted down
  • Add the lentil and stir into the curry, keep on the heat for around 5 minutes so the lentils can warm up in the sauce
  • You can add some salt at this point if you like, to taste
  • Serve the curry with rice, naan, yoghurt, or your other favourite accompaniments
  • You can freeze fully cool leftovers in airtight containers or freezer bags, or store in the fridge for 2-3 days and reheat in the microwave or in a pan on a low heat


Garam masala is a spice blend containing coriander seed, cumin seed, fennel seed, dried ginger, dill seed, cloves, and celery seed. You can use individual spices if you prefer, but this spice blend is such a handy way of adding lots of flavour quickly


Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 972mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3713IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 8mg